7mm RUM and 180 Berger Loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by gamedog, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Anybody running this combo? Any recipes for H-1000?
    Berger say's starting at 80 with 85.8 as a max.
    Any better powders to try out?
     
  2. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    I had good success with Retumbo & the 180's. US-869 will gain you more velocity but then there is the ball powder issue. You could try it but I wouldn't beat myself up tracking some down.
     

  3. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    I've seen that the US869 can really get those bullets moving. I'm not to concerned about getting the max velocity, just something accurate and easy on the cases.
    I shoot H1000 in my 338/300 RUM and will probably start with it.
    7mm 180gr Bergers at 3000fps+ will be a hell of a combo!!
     
  4. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    They will liquefy anything they hit. I used to shoot H1000 with the 160's but I'm sure I didn't try it with the 180's.
     
  5. Earl Fouraker

    Earl Fouraker Well-Known Member

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    Mine loves US869 with the 180 bergers. 99.5 grs. gets me just above the 3350fps mark out of a 30" barrel. I pushed it to 101 gr. @ 3417 fps with accuracy still sub .5, but the load had alittle too much pressure for my likings.
     
  6. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Earl, I couldn't keep my ES down with US869. Are you using 215 primers?