Originally Posted by RidgeRebel
I just purchased a Winchester M70 Coyote in 7mm WSM with the laminate stock. I am wanting to shoot both the Hornady 162 A-max for long range target shooting and the Berger 168 VLD for hunting elk. I was hopping you guys could give me some good loads to start with. The rifle has a 24" barrel with a 1 in 9.5 twist I believe.
Thanks for your time
I probably shot 300 to 400, 168 Bergers and about 100 180 Bergers trying to get them to group out of my 7WSM Coyote. They never would do better than about 1.5 to 2 MOA. My Coyote did love the 150 Sciroccos with 62 gr of H4350Ext with a Federal GM215M. I think the OAL was about 3.307". I think I was at 3150fps with that load.
It also shot very well, maybe sub 1/2MOA with 160 Accubonds. 71.0 gr of Retumbo and a Fed GM215M....after looking at my records, I have lots of good 160 Accubond groups with several different powders.
A few of my 168 Berger groups with Retumbo don't look too bad. Maybe I needed a better bullet seater at that time.