Finished up my 180 hybrid load in 7rm

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by shawnb, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    Ive had this rifle for a couple years now and never really had a bullet that shined in it. I finally started loading the 180 hybrids and they are a big winner i think. I should point out also that my 375 yard group shown is smaller than my 200 yard groups. Not sure how that works! I recently moved and dont have access to a longer place to shoot and farmers arent to willing to let me stretch out on their land. What do you guys think?
    The specs:
    Accurized rem 700 la
    26" #6 lilja 9twist
    Mcmillan htg stock
    Luepold 4.5-14x40 lrt mark4
    Alberta tactical 20 moa rail and rings

    Load:
    Win brass on its 4th firing.
    Fed 215M primers
    H1000
    180 hybrids

    The group measured 1.25". (Its the 3 on the left)
     

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  2. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    My rifle picture didnt want to post so here it is.
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  3. WAMBO

    WAMBO Well-Known Member

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    Sub 1/3 moa, nice shooting.
    Looks like a winner to me!
     
  4. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I was disappointed at first about the low shot but then like you said its a pretty good group considering the range
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Good groups and a good lookin rifle...Unfortunately the handle is on the wring side for me. :D

    Keep us updated more on the 180 Hybrids. I have been curious about them as well for my 7RM and 7 STW.
     
  6. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    Ditto!!! I'm dealing also with a 7mag that actin a fool!!! Keep us posted!!

    DT
     
  7. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    I plan on using them on deer this year and seeing how they do. From what ive read they will do fine. But i sure cant wait to stretch it out to 1000.
     
  8. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    How many grains of powder (H-1000) are you using an what's the velocity? Thanks!

    DT
     
  9. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    3 shots through my prochrono said 2956, 2950, 2959. But from my 200 zero to 375 the group was high. So im not sure if its accurate but should be in that ballpark though. Im at 69gr of H1000. The brass im using for developement is going on its 5th reload and primer pockets are tight. No primer cratering or ejector marks. So i believe its in the safe zone.

    Work up to your rifles max though. Dont start to high, as always.
     
  10. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Nice im running the 180 hybrid out of my 7saum cant wait to see what they do on deer! Hopefully you can talk those farmers into letting you stretch it out for more tests.
     
  11. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    69.0 grains was the winner in Win brass for me and 180s too. I've tried several different primers with this load with unchanged accuracy so I also ended up going with 215s because they produce about 40 fps more velocity than CCI 250s. Looks like you've got it shooting well. Congrats.
     
  12. meat head

    meat head Well-Known Member

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    Keep us up to date Im going to get me some to I believe they will do great on deer gun)
     
  13. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for the info! Like I said, I've got one 7mag that's all over the place! I've tried 160sierra, 169 SMK,168 Berger VLD,180 VLD, as far as powder I've tried H-1000,IMR 4350,4831sc, I've got some Retumbo to try! I'm using CCI 250 primers. With the 160's an 168's I'm at 71gr h-1000, 65gr-4831sc,64gr-4350 all in Winchester brass. When I tried the 180 VLD's I was at 69gr of H-1000. I've even restocked the rifle! It's a model 700 rem, 7mm mag, PSS, 26 in sendero style barrel. Scope has been ckd, it's good. Best group I've got with it has been 3/4 to 1in at a 100. Guess for some that would be good, (not sayin I'm the best shot,I'm not!lol)but I do hold standerds high as far as accuracy goes! Any suggestions will be appreciated! Thanks! Not high jacking, just need help! Thanks!!

    DT
     
  14. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    Stop paying attention to 100 yard groups. Shoot for groups at 300 yards. Start your load close to the lans shoot for velocity. Then when you get to the correct velocity adjust the seating depth while shooting for groups until you find the spot that your rifle likes.

    Steve