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H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

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Unread 10-14-2012, 08:30 PM
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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.
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    Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

    H4831 is too slow. H4895 is what you need for a reduced load.
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    Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

    I agree totaly.
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    H4831 is too slow. H4895 is what you need for a reduced load.
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    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
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    Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

    What is the recoil using 26 gr of H4895?
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    Re: H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

    My 12 tear old is shooting 140 BT with 40.5 grains of Varget. Very little recoil
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    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 .
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