my best 7 mag load ever

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by OKIE2, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. OKIE2

    OKIE2 Well-Known Member

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    this is the smallest group I have ever shot in my life with any of the 21 calibers I shoot.
    .068 3 shot group
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    this has not had pillers or glass bedded completly as come from factory bought used other than stock and scope and brake. I did install a .040 spring wire for lighter trigger.
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  2. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    That is some fine shooting! I was fortunate to do the same thing with a 7mag but I used Btips. Hope you have LOTS of bullets, powder, and primers from the same lot #s.
     

  3. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    last week i shot a .112 with 69 grains of h-4831 and a 140 accubond. not my smallest group ever but the smallest from a factory barrel. a rem 700 adl ( manufactured 1968) with a 6-24 bushnell elite.
     
  4. OKIE2

    OKIE2 Well-Known Member

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    I have found Hornady bullets to be just as good as Noslers and a lot cheaper.
    I used to shoot nothing but Nosler until they went to the 50 per box.
    now the only Noslers I buy is 6mm 70 grain and 25 caliber 85 grain both B-tips and they are 100 per box.
     
  5. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    okie,
    the noslers went to 50 per box for a reason, the bullet was changed, any nosler BT packed 50 per box is designed to hunt med game, they changed the bullet from the thin jacketed cup/core design to the exact makeup as the discontinued solid base boattail, only with a polymer tip, the varmint weight bullets are still packaged 100/250 per box.
    BTW I also shot my best group this fall on 11/15 with a 6.5 gibbs running a 140 berger at 3160 fps, seated .030 off the lands, the group measured .34" at the range of 752 yards, yeah its a freak, way better than I can shoot but I did it once and I'm keepin it!
    RR
     
  6. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Interesting about Hornady. I've never been able to get them to shoot less than an inch group in any rifle with any test load.
     
  7. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    OKIE/DEREK- I normaly shoot 139 horn with 69 of h-4831 for 3/4 inch groups or a little less. i had the accubonds so i tried them. interestingly enough. i did not shoot them out of the norma brass i have for that 7mm. i shot them out of some rem brass i picked up off the range on a previous trip there. the gun is light a remington adl and does not have a brake. so the recoil to me is quite noticeable. roninflag
     
  8. OKIE2

    OKIE2 Well-Known Member

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    Thats exactly why I have a brake on mine.