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7MM Remington Magnum 180 Berger Hunting VLD Loads?

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Unread 01-20-2013, 04:45 PM
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7MM Remington Magnum 180 Berger Hunting VLD Loads?

Anyone got any good loads for this combo?

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    Unread 01-20-2013, 05:15 PM
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    Re: 7MM Remington Magnum 180 Berger Hunting VLD Loads?

    I tried them in one of my 7rem mag(model 700 rem,26in barrel) an it didn't like em. For one, I found out that I had a 1n9.25 twist an it wouldn't stabilize them. For what it's worth, I have found that a lot of 7mags do like H-1000 powder. I am gonna rebarrel an go to a 1n9! I've heard that the 180's do like a 1n9! Amazing what .25 in twist will do! I did however try 69grns of H-1000,fed215primer,WW brass. Closest group I could get was 1in to 1"1/2 at 100. It does however love the 168's. hope this helps.

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    Unread 01-20-2013, 09:30 PM
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    Re: 7MM Remington Magnum 180 Berger Hunting VLD Loads?

    69-70 H1000 or 70-72 Retumbo. Fed 215. I haven't seen a 7 yet that doesn't shoot one of these loads well.
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    Re: 7MM Remington Magnum 180 Berger Hunting VLD Loads?

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    69-70 H1000 or 70-72 Retumbo. Fed 215. I haven't seen a 7 yet that doesn't shoot one of these loads well.
    Couldn't have said it better!!

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    Unread 01-20-2013, 09:50 PM
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    Re: 7MM Remington Magnum 180 Berger Hunting VLD Loads?

    Just going thru a few notes an found another powder that 7mags like! Imr4350 an CCI 250 mag primers.

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    Re: 7MM Remington Magnum 180 Berger Hunting VLD Loads?

    I just started working up a load with the 180gr Hybrids (wishing now I had tried it last summer)

    So since there isn't a mass of loads out there on the interwebz for this bullet in the 7mag, and Hodgdon Manual disagrees with Berger's using the same bullet no less. Using Retumbo I started at 68gr and increased the charges by 1/2gr to 73gr, one round of each charge. Found resistance to my bolt lift at 71gr. The interesting part is the first shot went high (clean barrel, the other 6 grouped less than an inch at 100. )I should point out I just finished installing a new stock, Pillar bedded it) My rifle has a 1 in 10 twist, they obviously stabilized since 6 different charges all grouped less than an inch from each other.
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    Re: 7MM Remington Magnum 180 Berger Hunting VLD Loads?

    Mabey the hybirid is the way to go. I've only had exsperiance with the VLD's. Guess a powder change might work also!

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