168grn smk loads for 7mm wsm

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by calib77, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. calib77

    calib77 Member

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    i got some smk's 168 grn that i want to load for my 7mm wsm. was wondering if anyone else shooting them could tell me what they're loading with and how they are doing with that round
     
  2. FRANK21

    FRANK21 Well-Known Member

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    Skip the 168SMKs, the BC is horrible. There are much better bullets such as the 162 Amax, and the 168/180 Berger VLDs.

    Here is my 162 AMAX/7WSM load

    Win Brass
    162 AMAX kissing the lands.
    64.5 RL22
    Fed 210M
    3090FPS, shoots little bug holes.
     

  3. loaders_loft

    loaders_loft Well-Known Member

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    Frank21 what's the barrel length on that 7mm wsm?
     
  4. FRANK21

    FRANK21 Well-Known Member

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    The bbl is 27"
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Frank

    Try H4831sc with the 168 SMK, Start with 60grs (Should be arround
    2750 ft/sec) and work up.

    The 168 is a great bullet so dont let the listed SD worry you. some manufactures
    still use the old method to calculate BC because it makes there bullet look better
    than there competitors. (In The old method the 168 SMK BC was .629).

    It realy depends on what your rifle likes.

    J E CUSTOM