7mm VLD

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 6.5Express, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. 6.5Express

    6.5Express Well-Known Member

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    Looking for the load data from berger for 7mm rem mag with 140 & 168 vld's. I've e-mailed them twice in the last two weeks and gotten no response. If anyone has the spreadsheet from Berger, I could really use it. Thanks!

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  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    In my 26" barrel 7mm rem mag I am using 168 bergers, just into lands
    federal brass
    federal 215 primer
    72gr H1000
    3068 fps, although my new tin of H1000 with 72 gr gave 3115 fps so work up to it.

    Stu.
     
  3. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    Win brass, Fed 215 Primers, 168 VLD, sweet spot 71.5-73 Retumbo.
     
  4. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Seems like a pretty warm load. I wouldn't be able to open the bolt on my 7 with that much powder shooting at those velocities. My last load was 70.5gr of H1000 with velocities around 3000fps. I guess every gun and ammo combo is different with showing signs of pressure.
     
  5. moombaskier

    moombaskier Well-Known Member

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    I'm also shooting 72grs. of H1000, Win. brass, Fed 215m @ .010" off the lands in my Rem 700XCR, 26" barrel with the 168VLD's. The velocity is 3035fps. It's a warmer load with about 3x and the brass is chucked.
     
  6. Sennaspeed

    Sennaspeed Well-Known Member

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    LoadData has 40 loads for your exact combination.

    The 168gr. that is.

    Be happy to send them to you if you wish.
     
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  7. GoArmy

    GoArmy Active Member

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    I could sure use that data. My rifle is a weatherby Vanguard, submoa, in7mm REM.
    I have been trying the berger 168vld and I'm looking for the perfect load. Right now I'm having trouble getting my velocities consistent. Any one else shooting the vanguard with this bullet.
     
  8. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Here's what Walt Berger sent me last year for the 168/180... (hopefully the posting will retain the table formatting. But, I'm not going to fight with it. )

    ...well, pasting the table didn't work so well. Hope this is legible...

    7mm REMINGTON MAGNUM
    Bullet Powder Start Load Approximate Start Velocity MAX LOAD Approximate Max Velocity Fill Ratio
    168 Grain IMR 7828 SSC 62.0 2855 65.3 3002 95.1%
    168 Grain H4831 SC 61.0 2731 64.5 2889 93.4%
    168 Grain RE-22 62.0 2832 65.0 2984 96.2%
    168 Grain H1000 66.0 2826 69.5 2987 100.1%
    168 Grain NORMA MRP2 65.0 2812 68.5 2970 102.4%
    168 Grain WIN WXR 62.0 2838 65.3 2982 95.1%
    168 Grain AA MAG PRO 65.0 2847 68.0 2984 95.9%
    168 Grain Ramshot Magnum 67.0 2845 70.7 3019 98.7%
    168 Grain VIHT N165 62.0 2760 65.3 2892 97.5%
    168 Grain RETUMBO 66.0 2839 70.4 3022 104.7%
    168 Grain RE-19 59.0 2799 62.4 2944 94.3%
    168 Grain IMR 4350 55.5 2802 58.3 2920 88.1%
    168 Grain IMR 4831 57.5 2772 60.5 2897 90.8%
    168 Grain AA XMR 3100 61.0 2743 64.5 2888 96.5%
    168 Grain VIHT N560 62.0 2851 65.6 3014 94.0%
    168 Grain RE- 25 64.5 2875 67.8 3012 101.9%
    168 Grain NORMA MRP 62.5 2868 65.7 3007 95.1%
    168 Grain US869 74.5 2795 78.5 2987 113.7%
    168 Grain Hybrid 100V 55.5 2730 58.5 2846 93.6%
    168 Grain H4350 55.5 2781 58.8 2921

    7mm REMINGTON MAGNUM
    Bullet Powder Start Load Approximate Start Velocity Max Load Approximate Max Velocity Fill Ratio
    180 Grain IMR 7828 SSC 58.0 2627 61.3 2821 91.3%
    180 Grain H4831 SC 59.0 2642 62.4 2793 92.4%
    180 Grain RE-25 60.5 2700 63.7 2831 98.0%
    180 Grain H1000 62.5 2672 66.0 2830 102.1%
    180 Grain NORMA MRP2 62.0 2683 65.5 2838 100.2%
    180 Grain WIN WXR 58.0 2659 61.3 2801 91.3%
    180 Grain AA Mag Pro 61.0 2671 64.4 2824 93.0%
    180 Grain Ram Shot Mag 63.5 2692 66.8 2844 95.5%
    180 Grain VIHT N560 58.5 2692 61.5 2826 90.2%
    180 Grain H4350 54.5 2627 57.2 2743 86.8%
    180 Grain RETUMBO 63.0 2710 66.4 2849 101.0%
    180 Grain VIHT N165 58.0 2585 61.3 2720 93.8%
    180 Grain RE-22 57.0 2628 60.3 2771 91.2%
    180 Grain IMR 4831 53.5 2594 56.6 2719 86.6%
    180 Grain US869 71.5 2683 75.5 2870 111.8%
    180 Grain Hybrid 100V 53.0 2606 56.0 2720 91.7%
    180 Grain IMR 4350 52.0 2633 54.7 2747 87.4%
     
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  9. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    So are these just suggested starting points?
     
  10. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Bullet
    Powder
    Start Load
    Approximate Start Velocity
    Max Load
    Approximate Max Velocity
    Fill Ratio

    I think Walt Berger pulled this data from Quick Load.

    So, I would definitely start low and work up.

    I only tried h4831sc and re-22. Both gave good results that were similar to the data in the table.

    -- richard
     
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  12. 6.5Express

    6.5Express Well-Known Member

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    I got what I needed. Thanks to all that responded!

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  13. bamadawg2009

    bamadawg2009 Well-Known Member

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    Tagged for info
     
  14. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    If anyone needs any Berger, Nosler, or Hornady load data, feel free to ask. I have all 3 manuals sitting on my bench at home. I will be glad to help in any way I can.