Need 7mm Dakota loads!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by elmerdeer, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. elmerdeer

    elmerdeer Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys my custom 7mm Dakota is arriving in a week and I need some good loads preferably with heavier bullets 160grs and up? And if you guys have the velocities can please post them.
    Thank you
    elmer
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    176 gr Cauterucio, 74 to 76 gr H1000
     

  3. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    For grins you should try some RL17. That could be a good powder in that cartridge. It might even match or exceed the 7RUM. In my 300 WSM the charge was 1 grain more than H4350. You could call Dakota and I believe they'll have load data for H4350.

    The 7 Dakota is a great cartridge, would love to have one someday. Let us know how it does for you.

    Good shooting,

    -MR
     
  4. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    IIRC the 7mm Dakota is the ballistic twin of the 7STW: therfore, the same starting loads should work. Retumbo seems to be the consensus choice for heavy bullets in the 7 STW

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  5. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    189 cauterucio, 74.5 retumbo, 215m = 3025 from 28"
    180 Berger, 76 retumbo, 215m = 3105

    Both loads are max, according to me, in my rifle, here.