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Unread 08-24-2013, 04:48 PM
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velocity?

What velocity should i see out of my 7mm rem? 24in factory barrel. 168 bergers trying 69 gr. of Retumbo and also 68.6 gr. of h1000?
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    Unread 08-24-2013, 05:17 PM
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    Re: velocity?

    ~2900. Go with a faster powder and you will see higher velocities.
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    Unread 08-24-2013, 06:15 PM
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    my chrono read about 2800 but i wasn't sure to quite trust that. havent shot the retumbo through it yet but the h1000 seemed low to me
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    Unread 08-24-2013, 06:46 PM
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    Re: velocity?

    I loaded 56 grains of H4831 behind the 168berger in my 280rem with 24" barrel and got 2750.

    I'm not sure what the go-to powders are for the 7rem mag but if all you're getting with Retumbo or H1000 is 2800, you need to go to a faster powder like H4831. I would want a 7mag to send the 168s at darn near 3000.
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    Unread 08-24-2013, 07:28 PM
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    Re: velocity?

    i could go higher but the accuracy wasnt there for either powders.
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    Unread 08-24-2013, 09:20 PM
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    Re: velocity?

    I'M getting 2860 with 64.2 of H4831 in a 26" barrel rem 700 with 168 Berger's. Hope to try H1000 soon.
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    Unread 08-24-2013, 09:52 PM
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    Re: velocity?

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    I'M getting 2860 with 64.2 of H4831 in a 26" barrel rem 700 with 168 Berger's. Hope to try H1000 soon.
    Perhaps increase the charge of H4831 in order to increase velocity? or is this load a max load you don't want to exceed?
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