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7mm WSM Powder Recomendation

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Unread 10-06-2012, 09:35 AM
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7mm WSM Powder Recomendation

Gents,

Just started with a new model 70. I want to shoot Horandy 162 SSTs. Can you guys give me a powder recommendation? I've experimented a little with RL-17 and I really don't have enough time behind the gun to form a great opinion. I've worked up to 60 grains and i'm seeing the string average around 3100. Accuracy seems fine for the first 3 shots. The groups did open up after that but i suspect the sporter barrel on this extreme weather is the reason. After doing some research it seems a lot of folks think that RL17 isn't the best powder for this cartridge. I'm looking for a few recommendations.
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    Re: 7mm WSM Powder Recomendation

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    Gents,

    Just started with a new model 70. I want to shoot Horandy 162 SSTs. Can you guys give me a powder recommendation? I've experimented a little with RL-17 and I really don't have enough time behind the gun to form a great opinion. I've worked up to 60 grains and i'm seeing the string average around 3100. Accuracy seems fine for the first 3 shots. The groups did open up after that but i suspect the sporter barrel on this extreme weather is the reason. After doing some research it seems a lot of folks think that RL17 isn't the best powder for this cartridge. I'm looking for a few recommendations.
    try MagPro
    gary
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    Re: 7mm WSM Powder Recomendation

    Mine liked H4831SC
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    Unread 10-07-2012, 12:12 PM
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    Re: 7mm WSM Powder Recomendation

    With 168gr pills mine liked IMR7828ssc.
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    Unread 10-08-2012, 11:34 AM
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    Re: 7mm WSM Powder Recomendation

    Rl 22
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    Re: 7mm WSM Powder Recomendation

    For the Heavies (180 Berger) I have run everything from RL-25, Retumbo, H1000, and H4831. For the lighter pills, I have seen folks use H4831SC, RL-22, RL-19.

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    Re: 7mm WSM Powder Recomendation

    I have a build finishing up in a week or so and will start out with H1000 and Retumbo with 168 grain Bergers.
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