7MM RUM , 162 Hornady's & Retumbo

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  1. Guest

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    7MM RUM , 162 Hornady\'s & Retumbo

    I would like some advice from S1 and anyone else who might have some experience with the 7MM RUM. I would like to try out some 162gr Hornady bullets with Retumbo but I'm unsure of a starting load. The bottle says 94grs for a 160 Nosler Partition. Would 90 grs be a safe place to start with the Hornady's or should I start lower. I have many years of experience reloading but without clear data on a cartridge I'm not experienced with I would appreciate any and all advice. I have not been able to find hardly any loading data on this cartridge.
    Thank you all in advance for your help.
    Wayne
     
  2. JustC

    JustC Well-Known Member

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    Re: 7MM RUM , 162 Hornady\'s & Retumbo

    Call Sierra,..they will e-mail you their newest data. I find that talking to the guys there, puts you ahead of the game.

    Retumbo is a funny powder,..a few of the members here have not gotten even close to max loads before pressure signs were apparant. I have loaded some for the 300RUM, but I went wayyy below max as a starting point and figure safe is always better. I'll work up from there.
     

  3. Guest

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    Re: 7MM RUM , 162 Hornady\'s & Retumbo

    Howdy Wayne....90 grains is plenty safe to start with the 162 A-Max and Fed 210 primers.

    Do not be suprised if the rifle tunes up between 92.0 and 93.5 grains with the bullet named above using reasonable light neck tension. [​IMG]
     
  4. Guest

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    Re: 7MM RUM , 162 Hornady\'s & Retumbo

    Thanks for the replies.
    Just C, I did email Sierra and they didn't have any data yet for the 7MM RUM. Dave said that they got a Savage in 7MM RUM to do some testing with and there was a problem with it so they sent it back and haven't received another yet.
    S1, are you recommending I use a standard primer instead of a magnum?
    Thanks again guys for your replies.
    Wayne
     
  5. Guest

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    Re: 7MM RUM , 162 Hornady\'s & Retumbo

    I would always choose the Fed 210 over the 215 as long as the temperature is above 15 degrees fh.
     
  6. Guest

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    Re: 7MM RUM , 162 Hornady\'s & Retumbo

    Thanks S1, I will give the 210's a try.
    Wayne
     
  7. dbhostler

    dbhostler Well-Known Member

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    Re: 7MM RUM , 162 Hornady\'s & Retumbo

    Just for information, I had to go to a F-215 primer when using RL-22 and a 150gr. NBT due to case not sealing allowing so much blow-by that it was denting the case below the shoulder. This is in a new Sendero in 7 RUM.

    db
     
  8. Guest

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    Re: 7MM RUM , 162 Hornady\'s & Retumbo

    db,
    Funny you should mention that as I had one do the same thing. The load was 85grs of RL25 with Hornady 162 lit by a F215. I just figured the load was too light, only one out of 9 did it though.
    Wayne