7mm-08...pet loads anyone

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by huntem, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. huntem

    huntem Well-Known Member

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    Greetings to all,

    I recently purchased a 7mm-08 for my daughter's bear hunt. I was looking for a good starting point for a reload. Any recommendations are welcome for both heavy game or deer sized critters

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. LOBO

    LOBO Well-Known Member

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    Remington brass
    Federal primer
    140 grain Sierra flat base soft point
    46 grains of H4350

    Chris
     

  3. Dan B

    Dan B Well-Known Member

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    I had great success on deer w/ the 154gr Hornady SST using a max load of H414.
     
  4. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

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    39.5 gr IMR 4895 and 140 gr Accubond or Barnes Triple Shock, Fed 210 Primer, Norma brass, 2 inch groups at 200 yds. Gun needs trigger work or I could get better groups.
     
  5. wolf3006

    wolf3006 Member

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    120 Grain Nosler Remington brass Wincherster primers 50 grains H-380 works good for me.
     
  6. youarenotcrazy

    youarenotcrazy Well-Known Member

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    I've been shooting 168 gr SMK (NOT for bear, just target) with 45 grs IMR 4350 MAX and with 39.5 grs Varget MAX (The IMR throws harder) with Rem brass and CCI primers. You won't want that bullet, but the data could be used for the 160 gr Partition. Just a thought if you wanted heavier bullets.
     
  7. elkfirst

    elkfirst Well-Known Member

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    My daughter also uses a 7mm-08. 139 gr. Hornady Interlocks (#2820) 44.8 gr of IMR 4350, CCI 200 large rifle primers. Very accurate and works well on mulies, but don't know as if I'd recommend this load for a bear.