7mm Rem Mag Rem 700 Sendero load?

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  1. gilmillan1

    gilmillan1 Well-Known Member

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    Whats a good load for my newly acquired 7mm rem mag in remington 700 sendero II?

    I plan on using 162 Amax or 168 Bergers? It seems the Amax has a bit better ballistics.

    I plan to hunt deer size game with this rifle.

    Any generally known loads for this rifle?

    thank you
     
  2. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

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    Very popular long range caliber/ bullet selection. Use the search featureandyouwill find LOTS of info. Try H-1000. And Retumbo. Bruce
     

  3. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    +1
    Yep, using retumbo with the 171 barnes myself in a remmy in 7mag. I'll use I 7828 or rl22 with mid weight pills (140- 150gr.) in this cal. though.
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    H1000, Berger 168 VLD's or Nosler 160 Accubonds.
     
  5. gilmillan1

    gilmillan1 Well-Known Member

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    Is h1000 temperature sensitive?
     
  6. AitchAr

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    I'm using RL22 with 168 Bergers.

    The load I've settled on for the rest of the year takes 19.5 MOA to get to 1000 and will shoot 0.6 MOA 5 shot groups if I call the wind correctly.
     
  7. Frank in the Laurels

    Frank in the Laurels Well-Known Member

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    good ole standby......H4350
     
  8. tomt

    tomt Well-Known Member

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    No, it is one of Hodgdon's extreme powders.
     
  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    No, H1000 is not a temp sensative powder, from my experiences.
     
  10. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    rl 22, h1000, imr 7828 all 3 are in my opinion your best choices. BUT, donot use amax bullets for hunting! They are for target not for hunting. They would do good for gophers, ground hog, jack rabbit but no way will you be happy with wounded deer, elk bear or moose.
     
  11. idahoorion

    idahoorion Well-Known Member

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    Anybody using large rifle primers instead of mag? I have a thousand Sellier and Belliot (sorry about the spelling) and thought I might develop a load(s) with them. I have H1000, Rl22 and 7828...

    +1 on the amax, but don't shoot deer or bigger with it.

    Idahoorion
     
  12. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    mag primers are the choice for 7mmrm. Std. primers will do but, to get the best most reliable performance from high expantion ratio calibers you do need the extra boost from mag primers
     
  13. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    +1
    Especially if you have plans to use the rifle in extremely cold conditions. If you are always 70 and sunny, you may get by with a standard with many powders, but I won't do it up here where it may be 70 one weekend and 0 the next.
     
  14. gilmillan1

    gilmillan1 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advise on the amax. I currently use 7828 in my 270 wby mag but I hear it is a bit temperature sensitive. Should I try 7828 in my 7mm or should i just go out and get h1000?