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New 7 Mag Load

 
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:44 PM
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Re: New 7 Mag Load

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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.
Just curious. What charge of Retumbo are you running for your 180 load?
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:08 PM
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Just curious. What charge of Retumbo are you running for your 180 load?
69.5gr
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:12 PM
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Re: New 7 Mag Load

Hey Joe, What are the specs on your rifle and barrel?
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:49 PM
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Re: New 7 Mag Load

Rugger M77 Tang safety Boyds laminated thumbhole pillar bedded with Devcon Plastic steel, Douglass Premium Match #6 strait taper 26.5". My GS did a full work over on my action also.

I don't think I'll go the Douglass rout again though, better to go with a top man to begin with.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:32 PM
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Re: New 7 Mag Load

I've never had any issues with Douglas barrels...What issues are you having with yours?

Since I got my action so cheap I will probably go with the Rock Creek 5R for my build.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:58 PM
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Re: New 7 Mag Load

None other than for a long time it was a nightmare to clean, took 2 days. till I ran 1/2 of the last 3 grits of the Tubbs FL kit through it. It has always shot great though. It's lasted well though been on there for 10years now.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:27 PM
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Re: New 7 Mag Load

I'm really surprised you are getting over 3000fps with those 180's and out of a 26" barrel! I have got to try them. Do you seat the 180s on the lands?
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