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7mmRM downloaded to 7mm08 velocities?

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Unread 09-04-2011, 07:35 AM
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7mmRM downloaded to 7mm08 velocities?

Looking to push a 140gr bullet at a pedestrian 2800fps from a 24" barrel, vs. the ~3150fps most factory 7RM hunting loads with that weight bullet seem to have.

I see no need to beat up my shoulder with magnum recoil for hunting whitetail inside 300yd...but its nice to have the ability to up-load the rifle for larger game/longer range shots if so desired.

Hodgdon shows a "minimum" load of 61.0gr H4831 providing about 2850fps with a 140gr bullet, which should be fine for my purposes...but I'm curious if anybody else has a pet load or another powder recommendation.

I'm aware of Remington's "Managed Recoil" ammo but that doesn't interest me...and Hodgdon's published reduced loads with H4895 are a bit slower than I'm looking for.

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Unread 09-05-2011, 11:12 AM
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Re: 7mmRM downloaded to 7mm08 velocities?

I have a couple of loads that may fit your needs. My Ruger 77 Mark II loves the 140 Nosler BT with either 62.0 grains of IMR-4350 or IMR-4831. At the moment I am shooting more IMR-4831 and this give me about 2900-2950 ft/sec out of my 24 inch barrel. Most of the time this load with give my under .5 inch three shot groups at 100 yards and sometimes when I am fortunate I can break .2 inches. I use RP cases and WLR primers.
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Unread 09-05-2011, 12:53 PM
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Re: 7mmRM downloaded to 7mm08 velocities?

7mm RUM Loading Data

The AA 5744 loads listed here will easily be down to those levels.
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