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New 7 Mag Load

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Unread 06-19-2013, 05:31 PM
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Re: New 7 Mag Load

Savage with a Shilen 28" 1-8" twist #6 contour only fired 62 rounds perfect crown
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    Re: New 7 Mag Load

    What powders do y'all find shoot best?
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    Unread 06-19-2013, 10:11 PM
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    Re: New 7 Mag Load

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    Savage with a Shilen 28" 1-8" twist #6 contour only fired 62 rounds perfect crown
    You being in rapid, I would run down to the first stop and get some bullet proof samples of the 180 Berger and a few others, with that length and twist, you might like the results with a slower powder.
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    Elkhunter1983- what rifle??
    Its a 2nd edition of a Sav 111 LRH. I bought the first one on here from a guy(who is now banned) and it turned out to be an absolute lemon. I sent it to savage to see if I could get them to put a new receiver on it and they sent me a whole new rifle. This one shoots well for a small barrel factory rifle so far, just like a lot of bullet jump I am guessing this is for what they gear their rifles toward which is accuracy with factory bullets.
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    What powders do y'all find shoot best?
    My 3 best are H1000, Reloder 19, and Reloder 22.

    Now I primarily use H1000 in all my magnum calibers. It tends to be more consistant, and it's less temp sensative.

    I also second the Bullet Proof sample packs. Also second the Berger 168 and 180's with your twist rate.
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    Re: New 7 Mag Load

    I got about 30 180s in with a trade I was thinking about loading them with retumbo or reloader 25. I also have a box of Berger classic hunter 168 which have a regular ogive unlike the vld with a .314 instead of .316 BC (g7) they have them to me when I bought all the vlds they had. Have any of you seem or tried them?
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    Unread 06-20-2013, 09:41 AM
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    Re: New 7 Mag Load

    I used the 168gr classic hunter last year with a stiff charge of H1000 and Fed 215M. it's a very solid 1/2min load my MV is around 2950. I've since switched to the 180gr Hybrids and Retumbo, it's another 1/2moa or better load. But my MV went up to about 3030. There is a pretty good difference in recoil too.
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