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Best powder for 7mm SAUM and Berger 168's?

 
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Old 11-04-2011, 02:41 PM
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Re: Best powder for 7mm SAUM and Berger 168's?

I only tried two powders in mine and found a load I really liked. Win supreme 780 gave great velocity however SD was a little wild. Magpro wound up producing 2960 fps from a 24" bbl with excellent accuracy and was very consistant across the chronograph as well. Might be worth a try if you have some magpro lying around, I have been very pleased. Good luck.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:38 AM
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Re: Best powder for 7mm SAUM and Berger 168's?

My factory 700 7mm SAUM shoots less than .5moa all the way to 600(farthest I've shot it) with 60.0gr of H4831SC and 168 Bergers loaded at 2.825.
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Re: Best powder for 7mm SAUM and Berger 168's?

It feels like a long time since I started this tread, it's amazing what a few years can do. I ended up trying several different bullet and powder combos before I found the one my rifle loves. The 162 Amax with H1000 gave very good results and performed great on game. This past summer I tried the 180 Hybrid and found 4831sc is the combo my rifle loves.
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Re: Best powder for 7mm SAUM and Berger 168's?

Norma MRP2 and H1000 work well in my 6.5 saum and it will work in your7 saum. I would stay away from any reloader powder.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:34 AM
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Re: Best powder for 7mm SAUM and Berger 168's?
Norma MRP2 and H1000 work well in my 6.5 saum and it will work in your7 saum. I would stay away from any reloader powder.

Why are you unsatisfied with the reloader powders? I've recently started load development in my 7 saum ( rem 700 with factory barrel) with RL-17 with decent groups(0.6 moa). That said, im concerned about velocity fluctuations with temp swings.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:36 PM
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Re: Best powder for 7mm SAUM and Berger 168's?

You said it, temp changes. I used Reloader 22 and didn't like the temp changes.
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Re: Best powder for 7mm SAUM and Berger 168's?

I believe the temp hangup that people are having with the "Reloader" series of powder is bogus. If you reload at 0 degrees and then head to AZ during the summer and shoot at 115 degrees, you'll see a big spread, as well as with every other powder out there.
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