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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ann brezinski, Oct 14, 2013.
Faverate elk loads?
Looking at berger bullets for my friends rifle.any help?
Hi Gary. Use the search feature. A ton of loads on the site. Suggest you start w/ H1000. And then try Retumbo. That is John Burns advice. Good luck. Bruce
I have been working up a few different loads in my day. 162, 168, and now I bougt some 180 berger target hybrids to try. Everything I have shot with H1000 has been great. Always my first choice for 7RM. Then like stated, retumbo.
I shot a bull elk yesterday with 168gr Berger vld-71 grains of retumbo-WRLM primer-Winchester brass, set .005 off the lands in my browning x bolt 7mm RM. Dropped him on impact. Very accurate load out to 1000 yards and deadly on elk. Thought you might like to hear of a load that works well for me
Forgot to add, the shot was 600 yards, this was the first animal I have shot with bergers or with hand loaded bullets. I'm sold, Berger bullets are excellent!
Retumbo 168 Bergers match made in heaven
Ive been shooting 168 Berger VLD from HSM. They have been shooting 2" at 200 yards and easily shooting 800 yards out of my Savage LRH. I just killed a buck the other day at 200 yards. The 168 hit the heart and broke ribs then hit lung and out through shoulder breaking it to pieces. Buck went down in 6'. Great Bullet! My wife will be ELK hunting next week with it so we will see what it does on an elk.
First photo entrance.
Second photo is the heart and lung that is shredded!
Third photo shows the exit and shoulder pass through.
I was hesitant about the HSM ammo. Its a little dirty but they have been consistently shooting very accurate and the 168 Berger VLD hands down is my favorite 7mm bullet.
Some good stuff on this thread. 7RM gets some flack about long stuff because of some of the much larger calibers, but it's a great gun with some of these bullets Berger makes for them now. I have yet to be disappointed.
My load is 69.0 grains of H1000 with a 180 Berger kissing the lands in Win brass and whatever primer I feel like using, usually a 215 or 215M to get a few more fps. My rifle also does very well with 180s and 69.5 grains of retumbo.
H1000 and Retumbo both worked very well in my 7RM but Retumbo was best and more accurate. So, like already posted, a match made in heaven. But not really, it was made in my basement and proven at the Middletown gun range.
WW brass, 73.0 gr Retumbo, 168 Berger VLD, .010 off the lands. Rifle is a McMillan, Krieger, 26", Jewel, TAC300 by Stiller built by Dave Bruno.
I pretty much stole brents load. Im trying the 180 hybrids this year on deer first then maybe a late season elk. I also used 70g h1000 with the 168s last year. Me and my dad each took an elk at less than 100 yards. They performed flawlessly.