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Best Load for Remington 700 CDL SF in 7mm mag

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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:56 PM
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Best Load for Remington 700 CDL SF in 7mm mag

I just got this gun and was wondering if anyone already had it and knew what reload combination it likes. It has a 26 inch barrel with a 9 1/4" twist rate.
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    Unread 06-28-2013, 10:00 PM
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    Re: Best Load for Remington 700 CDL SF in 7mm mag

    What works in your gun, and the identical one that rolled off the line behind it, will not be the same. Every gun is different. I run H1000 powder and Nosler 160 Accubonds and berger VLD (168 & 180) bullets.

    Honestly, pick the brand of bullets you want to shoot and get a specific reloading manual for that brand.
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    Unread 06-28-2013, 10:23 PM
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    Re: Best Load for Remington 700 CDL SF in 7mm mag

    Ok thanks. Yeah ive been reloading for awhile but I am new to the 7mm rem mag.
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    Re: Best Load for Remington 700 CDL SF in 7mm mag

    You can go to any manual and pick out a load for your cartridge and bullet weight and have just as much luck with it as you would duplicating mine. If there was any consistancy at all, the loading companies would have a list of guns a given load would be "best" in and everyone would be buying the manual listing their favorite; there are no such lists.

    Nor is there anything special to learn about any bullet from it's maker. Pick a cartiidge, a powder and bullet weight from your manual, start low and work up slowly until you get best accuracy or reach book max or experience over pressure symptoms.
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    Unread 06-30-2013, 04:15 PM
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    Re: Best Load for Remington 700 CDL SF in 7mm mag

    I have a 7mmRM reamer and have built 4 rifles and have 2 factory rifles.

    I have given up on some powders after years of trying; Re22, H4831sc, H4895,
    I have given up on some bullets; Berger VLD 180 gr hunting, 140 gr VLD hunting, Hornady 175 gr spire, 130 gr combined technologies silver tip, 160 gr Barnes triple shock, 150 gr Hornady BTSP, Hornady 154 gr RN.

    I have not given up on Hornady 162 gr SST, they make good accuracy and good kills, but I am doing a little better with the Ballistic tips.

    What I do now:
    120 gr Nosler Ballistic tip H4350 moly coat and 7 gr more than Hodgdon published max. Most rifles do 3650 fps.

    150 gr Nosler Ballistic tip H4350 moly coat and 9 gr more than Hodgdon published max. Most rifles do 3350 fps.
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    Unread 07-01-2013, 01:33 PM
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    Re: Best Load for Remington 700 CDL SF in 7mm mag

    69.5 h-4831 and a 139 ir 69 h-4831 and 140 accubond. rem adl 700. wlrm or 9.5 m or cci250.
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    Unread 08-26-2014, 02:18 PM
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    Re: Best Load for Remington 700 CDL SF in 7mm mag

    I've struggled with the 700 CDL SF in 7mm mag. Crappy grouping between 4-6" out of factory loads. After reading millions of posts, I went with Retumbo and some Speer 175 game kings having heard heavier bullets may do better with the 1 in 9 twist rate. Bracketing from 67-73 grains, I've settled at 72.5 grains and have gotten down to 1-1/4" groups.
    Still nowhere near where I would like to be but good enough to give me a modicum of confidence in using this to hunt muleys.
    I've also had success at 70.2 grains with the above powder and projectile. Oh yeah, using CCI LRM primer- that's all I could get at the time I started working this up. I'd like to try some 162s, 168's but have limited time to test. Maybe next year.

    Btw, most of the factory rounds I tried(4-6" @100) were 140-150 gr. tried rem core loc, fed, and winny's. I couldn't get much better of the shelf locally at that time. I got tired of sending my money for the crappy factory rounds and that is the story of how I began reloading for long rifle...
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