Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

anyone have any load data for a 7mm ultra

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 04-27-2013, 09:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: north texas
Posts: 18
Re: anyone have any load data for a 7mm ultra

Yea I'm aware of that. But once I get the right combination it will only b shot mayb 5 times before elk season and hopefully 1 during so if I get a decent load worked up pretty quick the gun will have years of life left
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-27-2013, 09:14 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.D.
Posts: 2,927
Re: anyone have any load data for a 7mm ultra

Hodgdon data tops out at 90.0 h1000 with the 168 sierra so the charge may be a touch warm for accuracy.
I'd go with a slower burning powder like rl50 or 50 bmg here if you are staying with the 168. The accuracy should fall in if you can get your speed without hitting it quite so hard.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-29-2013, 08:04 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: York, Pa.
Posts: 588
Re: anyone have any load data for a 7mm ultra

2 questions:

How is your trigger set?
On my rifle before I had it adjusted with the correct overtravel/poundage I was all over the place too. It took my groups from 1.5" to <.5".

Is this thing thumping you or do you have a good Limbsaver recoil pad or brake?
There seems to be left and right in your group. I don't know your experience with heavy magnums but big 7's have a 'bite' to their recoil.

Addressing these 2 things can improve your accuracy immensly.
__________________
Kevin
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-29-2013, 08:31 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.D.
Posts: 2,927
Re: anyone have any load data for a 7mm ultra

Quote:
Originally Posted by Freebore View Post
2 questions:

How is your trigger set?
On my rifle before I had it adjusted with the correct overtravel/poundage I was all over the place too. It took my groups from 1.5" to <.5".

Is this thing thumping you or do you have a good Limbsaver recoil pad or brake?
There seems to be left and right in your group. I don't know your experience with heavy magnums but big 7's have a 'bite' to their recoil.

Addressing these 2 things can improve your accuracy immensly.
+1

I never really looked at the group before, but after your comment looked at it a bit and it looks just like some my 7stw put up when I was letting it hop around a while back. I was irritated at other things that had already been worked on with the rifle and not watching what I was doing.

Do you have another shooter you trust near you you could have punch a couple of groups off for you?? I had my Dad come out to the range with me to "prove" the 7stw. He settled in and punched a 5 shot .65" 100 yard group with a rifle that lately had been putting up 1.2 to 1.5" 15 shot averages. I settled in after he proved it was me and immediately dumped a .9" 100 yard group.

Often if gets in your head that a rifle isn't any good, and you stop really trying to make the rifle work for you. That's a good time to have someone else step in for a group or three or simply watch what the rifle is doing as it recoils on you.
If the recoil motion isn't similar every time, the accuracy will suffer. If the rifle isn't settled into the bags (or held the same way if freehand) every time the accuract will suffer. If the load isn't performing at your current temp. the accuracy will suffer-- that was also happening on the 7stw. Two of three loads were performing at some temps and not others.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-29-2013, 08:51 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: north texas
Posts: 18
Re: anyone have any load data for a 7mm ultra

Yes I have had a friend that travels all over the u.s shooting in competitions shoot it and it was the same but I have thought seriously about getting a brake put on... But all in all I don't notice recoil til I'm headed home from range after shootn 10 or more
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-29-2013, 12:10 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 150
Re: anyone have any load data for a 7mm ultra

My factory LSS will ONLY shoot 150 gr bullets to my liking.....150 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips will basically go in the same hole at 100 yards over 90gr of H-1000, seated at mag lenth.

Every other heavier bullet I tried would hover around 1 MOA, at best.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-02-2013, 05:33 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wolfesville, MD
Posts: 811
Re: anyone have any load data for a 7mm ultra

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joel Russo View Post
With the 160, 162, and 168 grain offerings, Retumbo will serve you well. You should find acceptable accuracy between 91 and 93 grains. The poor quality Remington brass will not stand repeated firings with 93 or more grains, unless you want to use super glue to hold your primers in...
Thanks for the tip I had been struggling with my 7 Ultra Sendero about 1-1/2" was my best w RE 25 then tried Retumbo and shot Back to Back 1/2" groups

Last edited by Truc; 05-02-2013 at 07:09 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 30.46%
53 Votes
NO - 54.60%
95 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 14.94%
26 Votes
Total Votes: 174
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC