7mm STW Retumbo & H1000 & 160 Accubonds

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by HooterShooter, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. HooterShooter

    HooterShooter Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if any of you fellas use these powders with the 160 accubonds. I'm trying to develop a load with these two powders and was wondering about results you guys may have had.

    Any load data greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    The 160 Accubond and the 162 A-Max both shot well with 80gr of Retumbo in my rifle. A slightly lighter charge of H1000 also shot very good but the Retumbo produced slightly smaller groups.

    Terminal performance on chest shots with the 162gr A-Max were dramatic. BANG == FLOP /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

  3. HooterShooter

    HooterShooter Well-Known Member

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    How did the Accubond and Amax group?
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Both bullets would shoot under 1" @ 200yds. Occasionally, I would get groups under .5" @ 200yds.
     
  5. Buckmaster

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    Thanks Varmint. I just loaded AB's some up. I'll let you know. I shot some 162 amax yesterday with 79.5 grains of retumbo and they shot about 1" at 100. They shot great with 75 grains of h1000. I can't wait to try the AB's tomorrow.

    Thanks Again!
     
  6. HooterShooter

    HooterShooter Well-Known Member

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    Buckmaster and me are shooting & hunting buddies. Look like we are going to the range tomorrow!
     
  7. HooterShooter

    HooterShooter Well-Known Member

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    I got some 1/2" groups with 160 AB's today, but the Amax shoot terible in my gun. Buckmasters rifle liked the AB's better as well.

    I want to chrono my AB loads to seem what velocity I'm getting. I'm going to back off to 79 and see if my groups get better.
     
  8. TMR

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    What kind of velocity are you getting? I have been using the 160 AB and IMR 7828 and getting very good results. Most groups at 100 yds are right at the 1/2" mark or smaller. Velocity is 3220 out of a 26" Sendero.
     
  9. HooterShooter

    HooterShooter Well-Known Member

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    Haven't chrono'd the loads yet. A lot of guys have been telling me about 7828. I may try some when I run out of Retumbo. So far retumbo has been tremendous with the accubonds. The 162 AMAX shot best with 75 grains of h1000. the hotter load killed the accuracy. I sticking with the AB's

    I really like the results from the 160 AB's with 80 grains of retumbo. My problem is that the gun is better than me. I usually get 2 of the three shots touching, but I always screw up one of the three.
     
  10. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone shoot 175 sierras out of their Sendero? I just ordered some and now I am wondering if they will stabilize. What is the twist supposed to be in the 7STW Sendero?