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Realoding the 7mm Allen Mag

 
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:56 PM
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Realoding the 7mm Allen Mag

So, I just recently aquired a 7mm AM.

Its been a LONG time since I've reloaded, so I'm pretty much starting from scratch.

I know the very very very basics, but am in need of some help.

What steps do I need to do to get good accurate loads for the 7mm AM?

I have some Retumbo and am starting with 160grn Accubonds since the SMK's I wanted were backordered as well as the Bergers.

I have custom dies for the caliber.

I just don't know what all I need to be doing for this caliper?

Someone, please give me newbie instructions!

Thanks!
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:36 PM
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Re: Realoding the 7mm Allen Mag

I would send a email to Kirby Allen and ask him these questions. Who would know better than the guy that made and developed it.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:12 PM
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Re: Realoding the 7mm Allen Mag

I've got an email into him, but I'm curious to see what the guys on here do for reloading their 7AM...
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Re: Realoding the 7mm Allen Mag

Here's a couple of links that will give you a little reading to get you started. Allen Mag Shooters Group

175 gr. SMK and 7mm Allen Magnum
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Re: Realoding the 7mm Allen Mag

Don't waste your time on the Bergers. They will not handle the velocity.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:14 PM
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Re: Realoding the 7mm Allen Mag

I don't have one so I don't know this for certain but will the Match Berger bullets hold up better than the hunting bullets to those velocites or do they come apart also?
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:55 AM
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Re: Realoding the 7mm Allen Mag

So I shot about 20 rounds today of my first loads through this rifle.

Started at 90grns Retumbo behind a 160grn Accubond seated about .005 off the lands. Worked all the way up to 98 grns.

At 98 grns I was pushing about 3,650FPS with very minimal signs of pressure. Accuracy was quite nice, less than 1/2" groups at 100.

Time to work up some more!

Love the rifle - First time shooting it. I was also shooting my Remington 700 that my PD issued me. The 7mm AM by APS has less "felt" recoil then the 700. Tis truly a dream to shoot.
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