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.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.