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Unread 12-29-2012, 12:43 AM
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Best Powder?

What would you say is the best powder for a 7mm-08 out of a 22" barrel? Looking to shoot 120 TSX's and 139 SST's
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    Unread 12-29-2012, 12:51 AM
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    Re: Best Powder?

    Hodgdon Varget ( Aussie made AR2208)
    For a slightly faster powder H 4895 ( Aussie made AR2206H )
    Faster again hodgdon Benchmark . ( Aussie made Benchmark 2)
    All three powders will work with 120 to 139 or indeed the full 7mm08 range of bullets upto 162 grain.
    Probably Varget is a good place to start.
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    Re: Best Powder?

    I can second Varget. Best powder i have used in it. Great speed and great accuracy. I used 45.0grns. with a 120grn. with a 120 BT at 3050 F.P.S and it shot great in a model 7.
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    Re: Best Powder?

    Varget and 4895 are good but if you want max. speed with a short bbl. and a 140 in a 7-08 I'd go with 760/h414 as you'll be able to get another 100 fps out of them compared to the stick powders mentioned. Better case fill. Had a m7 in 7-08 many moons ago.
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    Unread 12-29-2012, 11:32 AM
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    Re: Best Powder?

    Which 4895, Hodgdon or IMR? and yeah I would like to push those 140's and 120's really good.
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    Re: Best Powder?

    another powder to try is RL17 . I'm using it with 140 berger hunting bullets .
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    Re: Best Powder?

    I used 43 gr Varget w/ 139Hornady BTSP, dropped a lot of Bucks w/ that load from a tree stand
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