7mmRUM, 180gr. VLD?
I just got my first box of these the other day. They came free with a scope purchase I made. I am going to load a few up soon, but thought I would check this site out for a little load information. I ran a search but it didn't come up with any load info. So I apologize if this is a worn out topic.
I load the 168gr VLD and use US869 with great results. I am wondering what would be a good place to start, 97-98gr? I will try US869, but does anyone else use Retumbo or H1000 for the 180's in their 7RUM? What powders do well in your rifles with this bullet?
I have been loading the 168's at 3.650, and can still use the magazine. (they shoot good there) I'm guessing that the 180's are longer so if that is true should I seat them deeper to keep the ogive in the same spot?
I know that I have to go and shoot, and adjust, and shoot again, to get my rifles shooting. I was just hoping to save a little time, and barrel wear.