Range report 7mm08 RE17 162g Amax
Took the rifle out today to check some loads with RE-17 and the 162g Amax bullet.
The rifle: Lawton 400x, 24 in Kreiger 1 in 8 twist in JP MOR 07 chassis.
outside air temp 55 ish degrees, clear and sunny.
The loads :
Win. cases once fired neck sized
Rem 9 1/2 primers aged 15 yrs +
162g Amax seated to 2.965 with a .055 jump - an experiment to see how it would shoot if I milled the ramp to accept the Alpha 10 rnd box mag. They will take an oal to 2.965.
Started with 40.0g RE17 and ended up at 43.0g , max is 44.0g.
The 42.5 and 43.0 grouped much tighter, under .5 with the lower loads upwards to .75 ish.
No flat primers or bolt lift issues - overall happy with the loads.
My current 10 rnd box mags only accept 2.820 oal loads.
My goal here is find a load with a high bc (.625) that would shoot reliably from the new Alpha mags at 2.965. Plan to shoot to 600 yds @ paper targets.
Sorry no chrono data.
Last edited by Super-X; 12-31-2010 at 08:24 PM.
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