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Whats Your Favorite 7mm WSM Load

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Unread 02-21-2011, 06:24 PM
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Whats Your Favorite 7mm WSM Load

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

RidgeRebel
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    Unread 02-21-2011, 09:35 PM
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    Re: Whats Your Favorite 7mm WSM Load

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    Originally Posted by RidgeRebel View Post
    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

    RidgeRebel
    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.
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    Unread 02-22-2011, 01:53 PM
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    Re: Whats Your Favorite 7mm WSM Load

    In the weight range of bullets you are using.
    I've had good luck with H1000.
    67-70 gr range.
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    Unread 02-22-2011, 01:59 PM
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    Re: Whats Your Favorite 7mm WSM Load

    Using 140 grain Barnes, Fed 210, RL 22 //- 65- 68 grains have given the best accuracy. Don't shoot a heavier bullet.
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    Unread 02-22-2011, 02:23 PM
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    Re: Whats Your Favorite 7mm WSM Load

    I would really like to shoot the heavier bullets for the elk hunting and just for shooting long range. The 160+ bullets really shine past 500 yards for shooting long range. Plus the energy at closer ranges is better for elk. But if it doesnt work then it doesnt work.
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    Re: Whats Your Favorite 7mm WSM Load

    168 Berger
    73 gr. RL25
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    Unread 10-09-2011, 12:57 AM
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    Re: Whats Your Favorite 7mm WSM Load

    All loads using...
    WIN BRASS
    CCI 200 primers

    180 berger vld hunting
    H4831sc-64.2

    168 berger vld hunting
    h4831sc-65.2

    162 amax
    h4831sc-64.7

    Have tried 18 different powders now, still loves the h4831sc!!
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