Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2012, 08:30 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: arkansas
Posts: 153
H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

I have been using the factory reduced recoil ammo in my kids youth model 7MM-08 but they shoot terrible for accuracy. Was thinking of loading my own and try to improve things but need to keep recoil as light as possible.
On hand I have some 120 gr Nosler BT Hunting and an unopened can of H4831SC. Do you think this powder is too slow for this load or is it worth giving it a try???? Thanks for your input.
__________________

Life is short, Hunt hard while you can.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-14-2012, 08:54 PM
Edd Edd is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 871
Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

H4831 is too slow. H4895 is what you need for a reduced load.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-15-2012, 04:30 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 789
Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

I agree totaly.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Edd View Post
H4831 is too slow. H4895 is what you need for a reduced load.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-15-2012, 04:51 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: clearfield county , Pa
Posts: 626
Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

I've been thinking about the same thing , only with 139 grain bullets . using quickload to check free recoil the H4895 reduces recoil very little . it takes it from around 14 ft lbs to around 12 ft lbs , which I think is still a little much for a new young shooter . I think I'm going to try using AA 5744 powder . I might be able to get the recoil in the 8 ft lbs area and still have a 100 - 150 yard hunting rifle . Jim
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-15-2012, 08:19 AM
Edd Edd is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 871
Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

What is the recoil using 26 gr of H4895?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-15-2012, 09:08 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 208
Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

My 12 tear old is shooting 140 BT with 40.5 grains of Varget. Very little recoil
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-15-2012, 03:03 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: clearfield county , Pa
Posts: 626
Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

sorry for the confusion guys . I'm glad I spoke up on this ,and you guys questioned me . I was wrong on the H4895 reduced recoil amounts . I must have plugged something wrong into quickload when I was thinking about this project . I'll probably just use the H4895 powder myself , when the time comes .

here is a link to the hodgdon reduced loads .
http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/H4895%20R...le%20Loads.pdf
it shows a 120 gr hornady pistol bullet with 35.6 grain of H4895 . when I quickload it using a 7lbs total weight rifle it has 8.78 ft lbs recoil . the chart says you can go 10% lower than this amount so 32.0 grains would be the minimum . this would give 7.14 recoil .

Edd , I'm not sure where you got 26 grains at, but it would have 4.8 ft lbs recoil . this would be a very mild mannered load .

40.5 of varget with a 140 balistic tip has 13.17 recoil .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
IMR or H4831 in 300 wby? dwhunts Reloading 15 08-25-2013 01:54 AM
H4831 tcob68 Reloading 3 03-11-2012 03:05 PM
H4831??? FullCurlHunter Reloading 3 09-19-2008 09:10 AM
h4831 thocon Reloading 6 01-18-2005 05:40 PM
Load Data for H4831 BearMan Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 1 08-31-2004 07:36 PM

Current Poll
Where in the US do you live?
West of the Mississippi River - 59.92%
770 Votes
East of the Mississippi River - 37.74%
485 Votes
On the Mississippi River on a houseboat - 2.33%
30 Votes
Total Votes: 1,285
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:09 AM.


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