Loads for 7mm08

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dbhunter, May 30, 2008.

  1. dbhunter

    dbhunter Active Member

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    Looking for pet loads for 7mm08 -140 gr bullets.Any accuracy loads. Primary use is for deer up to 400 yards.

    Thanks in advance,
    Doug
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Doug

    For deer out to 400yrds I would recomend these 2 loads

    49.5 grs H414--91/2 rem primer--120gr Nosler Blistic tip @ 3015ft/sec.
    Drop @ 400yrds=25.2"
    Velocity @ 400 yrds=2155 ft/sec
    Energy @ 400 yrds=1237.3 ft/lbs

    45.0 grs Varget--91/2 rem primer--120gr Nosler Blistic tip @3117ft/sec.
    Drop @ 400yrds=22.5"
    Velocity @ 400yrds=2371.6 ft/sec
    Energy @ 400yrds=1498.4 ft/lbs

    The best a 140 gr will do is around 2800ft/sec with 30.7" of drop @ 400
    yards and 1243.6 ft/lbs of energy at 400 yrds. velocity will be around
    2000 ft/sec (Expansion will be marginal).

    When Nosler starts making the accubond in 120gr I will switch to it.

    With the 140gr loads I have tested, most deer will run 20 to 30yrds after
    being shot behind the sholder (Heart/lung aera),But with the 120 they
    normaly hit the ground where they were shot.

    Also I have dropped hogs beyond 450yrds with these loads.

    PS: The best group to date with load #1 was .053 5 shot @ 100yrds


    Just my experience with the 7/08
    J E CUSTOM
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2008

  3. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

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    Here are a couple more that my rifle likes.

    Bob


    140 gr. TSX
    RE-15-42.0 grs.
    2.735” COL
    2800 fps-.75”group 100 yds.
    1.75"@100yds.=200 yd. zero
    235 yd. point blank +/- 2”
    3”@250yds., 7.5”@300yds., 14”@350yds., 22”@400yds.


    140 gr. AccuBond
    RE-15-41.5 grs.
    2.780” COL
    2800fps.-.75” group 100 yds.
    1.75"@100yds.=200 yd. zero
    235 yd. point blank +/- 2”
    3”@250yds., 7.5”@300yds., 14”@350yds., 22”@400yds


    140 gr. TTSX
    Big Game-46.5 grs
    2800 fps.-.75” group 100 yds.
    1.75"@100yds.=200 yd. zero
    235 yd. point blank +/- 2”
    3”@250yds., 7.5”@300yds., 14”@350yds., 22”@400yds.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Doug and Bobcat

    Just out of curiosity I ran the 120 gr loads with the 200yrd zero
    like bobcats 140gr loads.( I did'nt want to miss out on anything
    that might be better).

    At these ranges(0 to 400yrds) the 120 still looks the best to me,
    from a stand point of accurace and trajectory.

    The drop with a 200yrd zero was= 6.2'' at 300yards
    = 18.2 at 400yards
    = max PBR 369yrds with 314rd zero.

    The 120 also works great in the 7-30 Waters contender.

    J E CUSTOM