Originally Posted by big_matt_duq
Ok so im about to start working up a load for groundhogs, paper punching and maybe deer later. its a 7 wsm based off a rem with a 24 in shilen. 1 in 9 twist. would like it to be pretty good out to 1000 but that will mostly be for groundhogs and paper. deer maybe out to 7-800. the question is what powder should i run for 162-168 grain bullets? i have heard good things about magpro but have never used it and also 4831sc. any luch with the reloader series? also, what bullets do you like. im looking at matchkings probably 168, amax and sst's.
The 7 WSM is basically a short 7 rem mag and the same powders and bullets work well in both.
I have both and always seam to gravitate back to the H 4831 or H4831sc.
I used the 168 MKs for 1000 yard matches and 66,5 grs of H 4831 with great success and when
I built my first 7 WSM I found that it could use a little more H 4831 sc and get great accuracy so
I hunt with the 7 WSM and use 140gr Accubonds for deer size game and 160gr Accubonds for
Elk size game.
The amax's and Berger bullets shot realy good groups but so did the Accubonds and I like the
dependable expansion and penetration of the Accubonds.
This past weekend I shot a very large boar Hog (300+)with a 140 gr Accubond in the left side armor and it exited the right side armor with a nice 1.5" exit hole. (The armor was over 1" thick). He never knew what hit him.
Try the H4831 sc and I think you will like it. (It is an extreme powder and not very heat sensitive.
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