7 mm mag /180grain berger

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  1. ann brezinski

    ann brezinski Well-Known Member

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    saw a article in shooting times where john burns shot a elk at 1000 plus yds using a stif load and 180 berger bullets.any thoughts on his stif load/says it is hitting 2950 fps or so.
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  2. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    I believe he used a touch over max load of retumbo in a 7mag with a long throat and 28" barrel, but Ive been wrong before.
     

  3. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I'm not surprised because I can get over 2,900 ft/sec with the 180 Berger from my 7WSM with a 24" bbl. Sorry I can't help with the Rem mag data you're looking for.
     
  4. brentc

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    Not surprising. The 180 VLD and 7RM combo has proven to be extremely effective, however, I would expect a max+ load of Retumbo and a 28" bbl to run at least 3000 fps. My max 180 VLD/Retumbo load runs 3030-3060 fps depending on powder lot. My max 180 VLD/RL33 load runs well past 3100 fps.
     
  5. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    If I may ask, would you mind sharing those load recipes? I have a 28" Pac-Nor, sendero conture on my mod 700 rem 7 mag! Looking for a good load for the 175-180's. Thanks

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  6. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    I've also got a pound of RL-33 that I've been wanting to try.

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  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I push 168's out of a 26" barrel at 3,115 with a slightly higher than max charge of 7828 SSC. So, I'm pretty sure I can push 180's around 3,000 without really straining too hard.
     
  8. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    I've got H-1000, Retumbo, RL-33, an 7828 to try. 71gr of H-1000 with a 168 was over 3100plus. I've got some 175's an 180's that I want to get tuned in. If I can get 3000plus with them, I will be a happy camper!

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  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    65.5 of 7828 SSC is what got me 3,115, but it is a warm load. I'd start low and work up to it.
     
  10. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mud!! I'll try it!!

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  11. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I use 70 grains Retumbo with a fed 215M in Win brass. For RL33 I use 77.0 grains also in Win brass with a Fed 215M. Both are loaded to kiss the lands.
     
  12. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Sir!!! That will make my 7 mag very happy!! Lol. Been trying to push the 175/180's over 3050 an 3100 will be even better! Thanks Again!

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  13. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    Correction

    His load was a 180 vld in front of 73gr of retumbo with a remington 9-1/2 with .330" free bore.

    Guns and ammo march 2010.
     
  14. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    That's a stout load. I'd be really surprised if it was only running 2950 fps. Most guys arent' runnng that much Retumbo with 168s let alone 180s.