7 WSM 180 Berger loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Ryan55555, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Ryan55555

    Ryan55555 Well-Known Member

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    Starting to gather some supplies for my new rifle. I ordered the barrel and with any luck should have it in a few months.

    Here is what I have:

    Savage Long Action
    26" Brux barrel in 7WSM
    Winchester Brass
    180 Bergers


    What powders and primers are worth using for this:

    I have some H1000 and some H4381sc. Any other suggestions?

    I do not have any large rifle magnum primers. Suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Ryan
     
  2. nheninge

    nheninge Well-Known Member

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    H1000 in win brass with fed mag primers. About 68 grains should do to start. Long action 7WSM... seat bullet length where you please according to rifling.
     

  3. BIG MO

    BIG MO Well-Known Member

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    Alliant RL22, Fed215M, Win brass with the necks cleaned up, is my preferred combo with the 7WSM and 180 Berger.
     
  4. Ryan55555

    Ryan55555 Well-Known Member

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    What kind of FPS are you guys seeing?

    I would guess 2900ish.
     
  5. nheninge

    nheninge Well-Known Member

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    I see my accuracy node about 2950 fps
     
  6. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a Savage Long action with a 27" Brux chambered in 7-300WSM.

    Best load so far is:
    Norma Brass
    Fed 215M
    66.6gr H1000
    180gr Berger
    jammed .005"

    2950fps...This load is hot though. Work up slow.