Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Keep me posted on your findings. I'm using Varget, 4350 and R-15 and 140gr Bergers, Ballistic Tips and Barnes Tipped Trippleshock. All give good results. Still haven't found "the one" yet. Next on my list is the 120ge bullets (Ballistic Tips). Many 7-08 lovers think it's the best choice. By the way, the Hornady SST's are great.
I have found that 150gr bullets work well in a bolt action 7/08 pistol with shorter barrels
and shots 100 to 600 yards.
In a rifle with a 20"+ barrel the best load for trajectory,velocity and knockdown power
the 120 grain Ballistic tip @ 3000 ft/sec+ is the ticket.
I use 4350 with the 150s and H414 or Varget with the 120s. Varget is preferred over all
other powders because it is not heat sensitive like the H 414 or the reloader powders.
H414 is the most accurate in my rifle but with temperatures ranging from the 20s to 100o
the velocity will vary from 3010(winter) to 3155 (Summer).
Hope this helps.
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