Loads for 7mm WSM w/ Barnes 150 TSX?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by txsendero, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. txsendero

    txsendero Well-Known Member

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    Enjoying this forum very much, and getting great info from it.
    Hoping to get some suggestions for a good accurate load (for deer hunting) for a Winchester Model 70 in 7mm WSM with the Barnes Triple Shock 150 gr. bullet. I already have Win brass and CCI 250 primers. Was thinking about trying the MagPro powder. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  2. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    Here is a suggestion: Scrap the tsx get yourself some berger 168's or 180's and jam them into the lands and go deer hunting. You'll crap at the damage they do. The b.c. on the 180 is .684! My load is as follows 68.3 grains of retumbo, Nosler brass, fed 215 primers. I shoot a deer above the shoulder this year w/ the 180 and the entrance hole was tiny and the exit hole was huge! Beware this load is .3 grains over max according to hodgon. Good luck
     
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  3. txsendero

    txsendero Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, is that load with the 168 gr or the 180 gr. I wouldn't mind trying the 168 gr.
     
  4. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 168 SRMK, not that I have anything against the Barnes, but they are expensive. The Sierra performed well for me this year on 270 yard deer, with full penetration. I hear a lot o good stuff about the Bergers too. I have not found a load combination with them that shoots as well as the Sierras do in my gun. I would suggest you buy a box of each of the 168 s and shoot which ever shoots best. BTW, I am shooting MagPro powder and it works great.
     
  5. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    Just go w/ the 180 it's spectacular, Trust me. The load was for the 180 but just email walter berger for a starting load on the 168 if you want.