close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets

Reply

7mm RM/140 AB with H4350/H4831SC/H1000/Retumbo?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 01-18-2010, 03:01 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 334
7mm RM/140 AB with H4350/H4831SC/H1000/Retumbo?

Which powder should be the best to start with in 26" barrel 7mm Rem Mag with 140 gr. Nosler Accubonds out of these that I have on hand- H4350, H4831SC, H1000, Retumbo. Primarily for whitetail hunting out to 500-600 yards. By best I mean tightest and most consistent groups with top velocity. I also have some Fed215 and WLRM primers to use.
Thanks in advance for your replies.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 01-18-2010, 06:57 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2007
    Location: Dallas,OR
    Posts: 403
    Re: 7mm RM/140 AB with H4350/H4831SC/H1000/Retumbo?

    I would lean towards the h4831sc with the 140grs. I have had best results with H1000 and 160-168gr. bullets. Don't you allready shoot the 168 Bergers with H1000? I think 4350 is a bit fast for 7mag.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 01-18-2010, 07:48 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Location: Texas
    Posts: 334
    Re: 7mm RM/140 AB with H4350/H4831SC/H1000/Retumbo?

    I had been shooting the 168 VLD's in this gun, but am now going to shoot those in my 7 WSM for longer range, and the 140's for whitetail, hogs, coyotes, etc. at shorter ranges in the 7RM.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 01-18-2010, 08:49 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2006
    Location: az
    Posts: 3,168
    Re: 7mm RM/140 AB with H4350/H4831SC/H1000/Retumbo?

    i have used h-4831( long cut) with good results. the wlrm shot a better group than the 215. what about going to a 140vld??
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 01-18-2010, 09:22 PM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Posts: 12
    Re: 7mm RM/140 AB with H4350/H4831SC/H1000/Retumbo?

    you need to go to Hogdon website and study the loads for your caliber
    and bullet weight instead of asking for recomendations.
    Get a chart of burn rates for different mfg powders and then
    you will know what powders to use for your bullet weight.
    I prefer the Alliant RL powders and Accurate powders for
    my 7mm Rem Mag but I only shoot real light bullets now
    that I have seen the light. Pro hunter 120 gr and Barnes
    110 gr in 7mm Rem Mag for big deer and big hogs.
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 01-19-2010, 09:00 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Location: Texas
    Posts: 334
    Re: 7mm RM/140 AB with H4350/H4831SC/H1000/Retumbo?

    Thanks roninflag, I may try the Bergers, I think they are even a little less in price than the accubonds, but they both have almost identical BC, one is .485 and one is .486.
    And for preventec47, I did take a look at the Hodgdon site, I am just looking for others knowledge and experiences with these bullets & powders. Besides, it's more fun to talk about it anyway.

    Last edited by txsendero; 01-19-2010 at 09:03 AM.
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 01-19-2010, 12:45 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Memphis Tn
    Posts: 413
    Re: 7mm RM/140 AB with H4350/H4831SC/H1000/Retumbo?

    My 7mm Rem mag shoots 140 grain Nosler bullet into .5 inch groups using H4350 powder. However, this powder is a little too fast to get the best velocity, so for more velocity and good accuracy I use H1000 or RL-22. I agree that H1000 works great with 160 grain bullets but my gun will also shoot 140 grain bullets using H1000. I have used both 215 and WLRM primers and could tell little difference.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: 7mm RM/140 AB with H4350/H4831SC/H1000/Retumbo?
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    300 RUM: Retumbo or H1000? bobh918 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 15 11-28-2015 10:15 PM
    7WSM with H4831SC & H1000 & Retumbo txsendero Reloading 14 03-12-2014 01:20 PM
    H1000 Or Retumbo SHRTSHTR Reloading 15 10-31-2009 09:47 PM
    7mm STW Retumbo & H1000 & 160 Accubonds HooterShooter Reloading 9 04-26-2006 10:35 PM
    H1000 vs Retumbo Nicholas Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 11-19-2002 10:54 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:46 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC