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New powder for 7mm RM?

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Unread 09-17-2006, 06:19 PM
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Re: New powder for 7mm RM?

Give Imr7828 a try it shoots great in my stock 7mm Rem Mag... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 09-18-2006, 09:42 AM
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Re: New powder for 7mm RM?

I worked up a new load for 160 gr. AccuBonds this weekend. The Berger weighs a little more and has a higher BC but I thought this was worth passing along. It may work for you too. Below is the group for that load. I know guys... it's only 3 shots. Good luck.

7 RM Browning A-Bolt
160 gr. Nosler AccuBond
Hodgdon H1000 70.0 gr
seated 0.030" off lands
0.32" center to center
100 yds - 3 shots

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Unread 09-20-2006, 08:45 AM
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Re: New powder for 7mm RM?

Sure, glad to share my load:

Rem brass
9 1/2
66g of H4861
162g Hornady SP or SST
If you change brand of brass or primer, accuracy is gone!
Bullet seated to touch or jam .003
Bullets are opening up a single bullet hole in Pillar bedded 700 sporters, light triggers, muzzle breaks, and 6-24's or 8-32's for glass.

I have not tried the 162g AMax, but will soon.
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Unread 09-20-2006, 03:17 PM
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Re: New powder for 7mm RM?

Rem-You asked about the VV powders.
I have used VV N560 in my 300 win with awesome results.
I find it's a Very consistent and clean burning powder. I get good velocity as well as tight extreme spreads using this powder. Nice tight groups(3 shots less than the size of 1/2 dime) at 100yds with 180 gr bullets in my 300 win.
It is a little more expensive but definitely worth trying.
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Unread 09-21-2006, 10:46 AM
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Re: New powder for 7mm RM?

JEM- Whats the velocity like with that H1000 load??
Keith- Thanks for the load. I wrote it down for future references. I have a couple 162g sst's still laying around. Havne't got to do much more shooting, been blowing like crazy last couple days. Need to work on that 160g AB load. It did somethign real funny the other day. It shot a great group at 61g Rl-22, it was .275" for 3 shots. Didn't have the crono w/me that day. Went home loaded 3 more up to shoot a confirmation group and crono. Well the group was 1.5" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] and velocity is only 2870fps [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] The high low deviation is 10 fps though [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] so I gotta be close to a good node to have close velocity like that. I'll keep trying. Also trying to get my 162g amax load finalized. I still have 1 lone flyer that gets me every time and opens up the .25" group to a .5" group. I'm still playing w/ seating depth on that one as well. The velocity on those loads are real close. Averagin only 6 fps difference. However, they to are shootin a slow 2840fps [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] When my RL-22 runs out, I think I'll buy a pound both of IMR-7828 and H-1000 since I cant make up my mind.
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Unread 09-21-2006, 08:00 PM
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Re: New powder for 7mm RM?

I didn't chrono that load yet so I'm not sure what the velocity is yet. That's still on my to do list. That was through a 26" barrel. I think I'm going to switch to that 160 AccuBond load instead of my 140 TSX load this fall. Still have a litte chronograph and distance work left to do with the AccuBond load. Haven't messed with seating depth yet but I think it's going to be tough to beat it as loaded above.
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Unread 09-27-2006, 12:12 PM
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Re: New powder for 7mm RM?

Should be right at 3050 fps or so.
71 gr if H1000 gave me 3050 from a 24" BDl and 162 Hornie.
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