7mm RM load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by muddycreek, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. muddycreek

    muddycreek Member

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    Looking for a 400-600 yard 7mm RM load...shooting 160gr bullet using either H4831 or RL22 powder. Going to be shooting in a 26" barrel. I want something with power and speed. What have you guys found??
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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  3. sundance1972

    sundance1972 Well-Known Member

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    I used nothing but RL 22 and the 160 accubond for a few years. Accuracy was great, but velocity topped out at 2820 in my factory Rem 700 with a 24" barrel.
    Was about to order a custom barrel when a friend of mine suggested trying RL 25, and i'm sure glad i did.
    3000 fps and 3/4" 3-shot groups at 200 yards!! Not exactly benchrest accuracy, but pretty good for a stock hunting rifle. Was able to go up to 3050 fps safely, but groups started to open up noticeably.