Originally Posted by sendero72
Sent an email to Walt Berger is reference to loading the 168 Hybrid for my 7 mag. I could not get the VLD to shoot. Anyway, he promptly returned my email and several of my favorite powders- Retumbo, H-1000, RE-25 had max loads at 100 to 106% of case capacity. Wouldn't this be considered as a compressed load and possibly have pressure issues? Anyone shooting loads like this? My barrel is a 26" Hart w/9 twist.
yup 168gr classic hunter, and little stiffer snort of H1000 than what Walt's loading data suggests, Fed 215M works well with these loads also
Right now I've got em 0.020 off the lands, I was going to go to the range yesterday to see if 0.060 or 0.080 off the lands would work so I can use my magazine. It was hunter sight in day
so I stayed home, maybe tomorrow morning.
Do search for H1000 in the 7mag and Berger bullets, shouldn't take you too long to get a feel how this load like to be ran. Hint it's on the warm side, I'm not getting pressures but I can't speak for others just be very careful and observant
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.