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What is your favorite 7MM REM Mag Load?

 
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:55 PM
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What is your favorite 7MM REM Mag Load?

I would like to hear about some of your favorite loads for the 7MM REM Mag with your choice of Bullets, Powder, Brass, Primer, etc.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:45 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 7MM REM Mag Load?

I just got done working up one that I'm pretty tickled with.

168gr Matrix VLD
65.2gr RL22
Rem 9 1/2M Primer
Nosler cases
Seated 0.020" off the lands

It has done 1/2" at 100 repeatedly before finding my seating depth with 2 different primers and 1/2" at 200 the other 2 times, now it's time to start taking it out father, see what it can really do

A very very good mid range load for Elk is 175gr partition, 62.5gr RL22 and a CCI250

150gr Nosler BT
62.5gr IMR4350
CCI250
super accurate, but a bit to destructive on game for me

162gr SST and RL22 (I can't remember my charge for the life of me, can't find that old note book either) It was accurate as all get out too and very predictable.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:38 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 7MM REM Mag Load?

my rifle likes a 160 accubond , 66.0 grains of RL22 powder , win brass , fed215 primer . 3,000 FPS .
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:10 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 7MM REM Mag Load?

70 rl22 , 140 sierra pro hunter , 215, whatever brass you want as long as it's uniform. some rifles shoot better at 68 gr. rl22
I've seen it do 3200 fps and sub moa in a few rifles. Sub 7828 in some rifles for similar performance.

56 gr I 4064 in place of the rl22 will net 3100 fps and sub moa.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 7MM REM Mag Load?

67.5-h1000-168vld WLR primer
68.7-RL22-140 CT,TSX,BT 215 GM
65.7-IMR 4831-140ct 210 fed primer
68.7-H1000-162 A Max- WLR
69-H1000-154 Hornady Spirepoint-WLR. (most of these OAL are at or about 3.336. )

The above loads have stood the test of time, and many firings, and Bang Flops. I have shot both 24 inch, and 26 in. I also use RL19, but can not remember the formulas, but I can tell you it works just fine. A Seven Mag is very easy to load for, Very accurate, and won't re-arrange your shoulder when you pull the trigger.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:01 PM
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Re: What is your favorite 7MM REM Mag Load?

168 Berger VLD, 69gr Retumbo, Win brass, CCI Magnum Primer loaded at 3.420 moving at 2950
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:53 AM
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Re: What is your favorite 7MM REM Mag Load?

The reason for posting is that I am running out of my lot of H870 (which I like) and want to find something that will be close. H870 has been a great powder, and hoping to get close to the same performance from something similar.
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