Goto loads for 7mm REM Mag and 160 Accubonds

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dwm, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. dwm

    dwm Well-Known Member

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    One of my buddies just bought some 160 Accubonds and is looking for load data for the 7mm REM Mag and either IMR4350 or H4350.

    I ran him some numbers in Quickload, but he was interested to see what everyones go to load is ...

    How about it?
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    My preference would be H 4831 sc

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I use RL22 now, my second choice would be H4831 sc

    (I'd let the rifle decide which one)

    Regardless, load the 160's to around 3000fps and it'll shoot. I load them to within .005" of the lands (maybe a tad closer).

    AJ
     
  4. dwm

    dwm Well-Known Member

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    I suggested something slower than 4350 also, H4831/H1000/Retumbo loads are fine too, what's your go to load for 7mm and 160 Accubond ...?
     
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  5. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think the "short cut" powder was that popular in the 7mm. I like RL22 and VV560. The 560 is very stable with low ES.
     
  6. Wookie316

    Wookie316 Well-Known Member

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    I've used RL19 with good results. FPS is not as high as RL22 though. :D
     
  7. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using 73 gr ADI2217/H1000 with my 160 accubonds (3067 fps from 26" barrel). seems to work well. Longest shot so far is a red hind at 300 yds. DRT.

    Stu
     
  8. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

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    I second all the good words about RL22! It has worked great for me.
     
  9. Shortmagman

    Shortmagman Well-Known Member

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    My two favorite powders for the 7mm Rem Mag and 160 Accubond bullets are RL-22 and H1000. With both I am able to achieve close to 3000 ft/sec with very good accuracy
     
  10. elmerdeer

    elmerdeer Well-Known Member

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    RL-25 70 grs for me has given stellar accuracy and high speed (3077fps) with the 160 accubonds you have to try it!
    elmer
     
  11. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Shortmagman, Elmerdeer,

    What length barrels and which chronograph?

    Thanks,
    AJ
     
  12. elmerdeer

    elmerdeer Well-Known Member

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    Barrel legth is 26 inches,and chrono is prochrono. I have shot this load in 80 degrees and in 0 degress it and have shot at least 200 rnds and chronoed half of them very consistent load in my gun. And the accuracy for a hunting rifle is good I have gotten at least 5 5 shot 200 yard groups in and under 1 inch with a few .25 inch groups when the conditions are perfect! I seat my accubonds .010" of the lands.
    Elmer
     
  13. mquimby

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    Not 160 but the best load you will will ever find for the 7mag is 65 grains of IMR 4350 with Fed 215 primers and either the 140 grain Nosler ballistic tip or the Accubond. I have been shooting this load for years and have NEVER shot in a rifle that did not group good. I have killed 75+ whitetails with the ballistic tip but not all in their tracks. Never lost a deer but had to track some. I have killed 8 with the Accubond and fell right where they stood out to 350 yards.
     
  14. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    RL22 and 560 and Retumbo and IMR 4831 have all given me good results. I just got back from the range with some RL22. 168 bergers shot one group .2 and one .4 (and two that were greater than an inch but we won't talk about those.:D) Amazing what a bit of tension on the action screws can do.

    Point is that my gun function much better if I can keep the MV just a hair less than 3000fps. A few others at the range have mentioned the same.