[QUOTE=RidgeRebel;477105]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.
My Win. MOD 70 Stainless Classic (rebarreled) likes the 168 Bergers with enough H4831SC to produce 2925 fps. It produces a SD of 7 and .750 inch groups at 200 yards with that load. Bullets are seated .005" off of the lands.
Please understand the main problems if you use the Bergers!!! I had to modify all of my seating dies for these VLD bullets. I drilled the bullet seating stems out about .200 inches to get the tip of the bullet to stop bottoming out in the stems. Now, I just start the bullet in the case just a little, then put the round in the run out guage, then correct the off-set before finishing the seating process. Rotating the whole round during the seating process helps as well.
The second main problem is that bullet jump to the lands is of PARAMOUNT importance. You could use up lots of ammo to test which jump length gives the best ... most consistent... groups.
Hope this helps and best to you.