7mm Remington w/ 160gr Accubonds

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 7ultra, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, just bought some more reloading components. Anyone have any pet loads that shoot well for the 7 Remi and 160gr accubonds. This past fall I used Re 19(62gr?), and while the results put down a deer alright, I want a little tighter shooting load. Any Input is appreciated.
    PS. I also picked up an inside neck reamer for my Forester trimmer in 7mm. Has anyone used this, and how does well does it work?
     
  2. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

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    Loaded for my dad's 7 mag last fall for our elk trip used 65 grs. of H-4831sc with Win brass, 215m primer and 160 Nosler AB. Load averaged 3/4 moa. Didn't get a chance to chrono-my pact was getting repaired.

    BTW-this bullet was also used by 2 other hunters with great success on deer and elk.
     
  3. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I loaded the 160 grain Accubonds in a 7mm mag for a friend of mine last year for a limited entry elk hunt. I loaded 69 grains of RL22 in a Win case with Fed 215 gm primers. The data was av of 2978, es of 19, and an sd of 8. It shot 1/2" at 100 yards, and a 7 1/2" 5 shot group twice at 1000 yards. He practiced with me several times at long range because he was anticipating a long shot, and he ended up taking a 360" bull at 25 yards! The bullet was a perfect mushroom at 72% weight retention!

    One thing I have noticed about that bullet though, it's rated bc of .531 is a little on the optimistic side. Every time I have tested it at 1000 yards with several different guns, it has hit a few mintutes low using the given bc in my programs. I believe it's bc is more like .490 to .5.


    I have not used the neck reamer you mention, but I would like to ask why you feel you need one. Is there a problem with your brass? Usually, it is much better to use a neck turner unless you have a special idea in mind that only the reamer will do.
     
  4. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the load advice guys. I bought the inside neck reamer with the designed intent to smoothout/make the inside of the neck more consistent. I think this would improve the contact between the bullet and the neck, and reduce irregular friction(from case to case). Its a thought, I don't actually know if its going to work.
     
  5. brian b

    brian b Well-Known Member

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    one thing Goodgrouper failed to mention is that his father borrowed my 7mmRem Mag loaded with 68gr imr7828 with 160gr Accubond's at 3000fps to harvest a record (for the unit) Desert bighorn Sheep.
    If you are planing on inside neck reaming your brass with a standard reamer you are wasting your time
     
  6. orwapitihunter

    orwapitihunter Well-Known Member

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    I ran a ladder test on my 7 mag and settled on 66.3gr of 7828 with the 160 Accubond. MV is 2975 fps and it shoots .5-.6". Best load I have found for my 700 classic so far.