7mm 08 140gr Partition RE17 min/max?

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  1. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    I want to load for my girlfriends Browning A-Bolt micro hunter w/20" barrel. I'd like her to shoot the Nosler 140gr Partitions. Does anyone know the min/max using RE17? Mostly interested in the min, since I'll be loading light.
    Thanks in advance!
    Steve
     
  2. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    RL 17 with a 140 partition

    max should be 46.7 grains at 2840 FPS with the 20"bbl .

    rule of thumb is to start 4.0 grains lower and work up .

    min should be 42.7 grains at 2594FPS with the 20"bbl .

    recoil using the RL17 powder and a 8 pound total weight rifle ;
    max , 14.53
    min , 12.17

    -------- just something to think about -----------
    my girlfriends 7-08 I'm using a 120 nosler ballistic tip with 39.0 gr of H4895 . accuracy is great in her X-bolt . 2716 FPS with a 22" bbl . with an 8 pound total weight rifle , her free recoil is 9.60 lbs .

    max load is 42.2 grains at 2841 FPS with 22" bbl , free recoil 13.23

    hope this helps , Jim
     

  3. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jim! Greatly appreciated!