7MM Mag & 168 VLDs, any good loads out there?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by JGorski, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. JGorski

    JGorski Member

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    Looking for a good load, Im shooting 168 VLDs in a 7MM mag. Ive heard good things about Retumbo, H1000, 7828 and mag pro, any ideas gentlemen? Best primer???
     
  2. moombaskier

    moombaskier Well-Known Member

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    I've had best results with H1000, Win. brass, and Fed. 215m. I had good results with Retumbo and the other same components. Check with Berger for starting loads.
     
  3. Mighty Joe

    Mighty Joe Well-Known Member

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    I tried several powders from the books, but ended up with 65.0 gr of RL22 for my sweet spot using Winchester brass, Fed 215M primer, 168 gr VLD seated .020 off the lands to fit my magazine. Good luck
     
  4. JGorski

    JGorski Member

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    Thanks for replying. What kinda accuracy are you guys getting?
     
  5. Scottish Mag

    Scottish Mag Well-Known Member

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    I use Fed 215 primers, H1000, and Remington Brass. I worked up some loads, starting at 65 gns all the way to 72gns. Started seeing signs of pressure at 71 grains. The best grops were had at 67.5 grains, and I had identical groups at 70.5 grains. Best group .6

    To be honest, I had matching groups using the Hornady Superformance loads...which surprised me.
     
  6. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    WORK UP TO THIS LOAD.... your AO and rifle !

    71 grains Retumbo
    215M Primers
    168 VLD's
    3040 fps here at 4650 asl...

    5 shot group. Factory Rem. Sendero
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  7. JGorski

    JGorski Member

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    How far off the lands are you Sendero man?
     
  8. sdlonggunner

    sdlonggunner Member

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    im using 67.5 grains of H1000 with cci primers and seating them .010 off the lands. my best group was 5 shots for .338". i tried reloader22 but didnt get anything better than about 2 inch groups. btw 67.5 gr is the max recommended load.

    funny thing is that im getting groups that barely average moa with hornady supermax
     
  9. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I am running them 10 thou off