7mm08 & Sierra120 gr. bullet

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Waynard, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Waynard

    Waynard Well-Known Member

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    Any body have info. on best Powder to use for Browning A Bolt in 7mm08, Nosler case, CCI BR2 Primer and 120 gr. Sierra P.H. Bullet.
     
  2. thekyrifleman

    thekyrifleman Well-Known Member

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    Might want to try IMR 3031, or 4064. Both should get you close to 3000 fps. I use the 140 Pro Hunter in my 700 Ti, -08. Excellent results. Have you used the 120 on deer, if so, results?
     

  3. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    I'm running Varget with 120 Bal-Tip. IMR-4064 or IMR-4895 is comparable. Rifle is an A-bolt micro.
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I'd go to the nos b-tip with the 7-08 and 120's. If you want sierra, use the 140 pro hunter. The 120 pro hunter will splash if you try to put one through the shoulder even on a white tail. Been there, done that. Irked enough that I traded the rifle. 760/h414, varget, or rl15 are the best powders for the 7-08 with these bullets. 4895, 4320, and 4064 work too.
     
  5. Waynard

    Waynard Well-Known Member

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    have not tried 120's on deer yet, just thinking about 2900 fps with 120 gr Sierra bullet should be good deer combo.
     
  6. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Well-Known Member

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    As posted I would use Varget or another powder right in that ball park, +/- a bit. Of course it also depends on what you have on hand.
     
  7. Waynard

    Waynard Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.. I will try the 140 gr. Sierra P.H. I have IMR 4350 & Reloader 17. Loading data is not to available for Rel. 17
     
  8. Waynard

    Waynard Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.. I will try the 140 gr. Sierra P.H. I have IMR 4350 & Reloader 17. Loading data is not to available for Rel. 17. Also have Rel. 15.
     
  9. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 pet loads that work well.

    49.5 grs H414= 120 gr ballistic tip= CCI BR2 primer
    45.0 grs Varget= 120 gr ballistic tip= CCI BR2 primer

    Both loads will consistently shoot 1/10th MOA groups @ 100 yards.
    Plus they will hammer a deer.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  10. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    your a-bolt rifle is a great gun,in a 708rem that's 2 thumbs up!!!

    i'd say varget also,and don't forget h-4895, some times it pays to experiment.

    some bullets are softer some tuffer, good luck!:)
     
  11. Armed in Utah

    Armed in Utah Well-Known Member

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    7-08 & H414 go hand in hand......

    I run 160 gr NAB's in mine....