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Remington 7mm Sendero pet loads

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Unread 03-23-2013, 12:12 AM
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Re: Remington 7mm Sendero pet loads

I would be suprised if the gun would not shoot with a 215 primer and 69 grains of h1000 with the bullet seated just off the lands.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 02:40 AM
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Re: Remington 7mm Sendero pet loads

Going back thru my notes and records I used 70.7 Grains of H-1000 with the 168 Burger VLD. That round averaged 2,896 fps. I also noted that it was 3.435 coal. also noted it was less then a pie plate group on a 2' X 3' target steel at 1,000 yards.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 04:45 PM
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Re: Remington 7mm Sendero pet loads

I loaded up some 168 VLD's in for my A-Bolt 7Mag and it shot them ok, then got worse, but my BOSS had come loose and was throwing the barrels harmonics off, making it shoot crazy.

My load was:

Winchester Nickle-plated brass
Fed 215 primers
Berger 168 VLD Hunting Match
67.0gr of Alliant Reloder 22
C.O.L.: 3.363"

It's worth a try in your gun. I'd load 6 of them to test 2 3-shot groups. Hope this helps.

Here's the box next to my dummy round I use for measuring chamber depth.

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Unread 04-09-2013, 11:32 PM
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Re: Remington 7mm Sendero pet loads

Hello Bigbuck ,

I have an original version Sendero 7mm Rem. Magnum , shooting 162 gr. A-Max , H4831sc [ max load 65.0 gr ] , Fed.215 primers , Winchester brass , full-length resized, seated .030" off lands , Average velocity 3020 fps. OAL = 3.385". ES = 27fps .
This load works in my rifle , however , you should start at lower powder level , as shown on Hodgdon website , to determine what is safe in your rifle .
It consistently averages .5 MOA , with my best groups , 3 shots = 2" @ 700 yards; and 3 shots = .452" @ 200yards .
I bedded the recoil lug and area around lug at front of receiver , and the rear tang screw area of the receiver . Original factory trigger adjusted to 2.75# .

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Unread 04-10-2013, 07:30 AM
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Re: Remington 7mm Sendero pet loads

Thanks Everyone for the much needed help!!

I was finally able to get a .5 group at 100yards with 168 berger hunting vld touching the lands with Reloader 22. Have not got to Shoot anymore since but it looks like things are starting to improve. Finally starting to figure out what the gun likes. Also was able to get a good group with a max load of H4831sc with sierra game king 160s .005 of the lands.

Dpm 25-06 thanks for your recent post, I will give that a try also when I can get my hands on some 162 amax's. On back order everywhere. Thanks again!!
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