Pet loads for 7mm-08 please

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  1. wareagle

    wareagle Member

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    I'm new to reloading first off. My current project is a Rem 700 varmint 26" sitting in a HS precision sendero stock.
    Thus far I've tried 139 sst, 140 bt, and 120bt . All under w760. It didn't like any.
    Any recommendations is appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. X3MHunter

    X3MHunter Well-Known Member

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    I have a few pet loads with 140 gr. Barnes TSX and one with 150 gr. SMK's, also one with 120 NBT's, all using Varget, I'll post them when I get home over the weekend.

    -Erik
     

  3. X3MHunter

    X3MHunter Well-Known Member

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    Every single one of these loads produced 1/2 MOA or better at 100 yards. I have a load for the 140 TSX but don't know where I wrote it down at. I hope this helps.

    7mm-08 LVSF Remington (Factory Barrel)

    *150 Gr. Sierra MatchKing
    Brass: Winchester
    Primers: Federal GM210M
    42 gr. Varget
    C.O.L. 2.805" --- .010" off lands

    *150 Gr. Sierra Pro-Hunter
    Brass: Winchester
    Primers: Fed. GM 210M
    43 Gr. Varget
    C.O.L. 2.785" --- .010" off lands


    7mm-08 (Custom Barrel)

    *120 Gr. Nosler Ballistic Tip
    Brass: Winchester
    Primers: Fed. GM210M
    44.5 Gr. Varget
    C.O.L. 2.935" --- .010" jammed

    *162 Gr. Hornady A-Max
    Brass: Winchester
    Primers: Fed. GM210M
    39 Gr. Varget
    C.O.L. 3.040" --- .010" Jammed

    *175 Gr. Sierra MatchKings
    Brass: Winchester
    Primers: Fed. GM210M
    37.5 Gr. Varget
    C.O.L. 2.960" --- .010" off the lands


    *These loads were safe in my rifles, work up to these loads.


    -Erik
     
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  4. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    Mine is the 120g Barnes TTX bullet on top of 50g of H380. 2900 f/s and 1/2" at 100y. Out of a 20" barrel Rem LH 700 Youth Rifle.
     
  5. wareagle

    wareagle Member

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    Thank you gentlemen. I picked up some H4350, RL15, and Varget. I'm going to give them a try along with some different bullets.
    Again thank you for your time.
     
  6. X3MHunter

    X3MHunter Well-Known Member

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    No problem, glad I could help. Welcome to the forum by the way.

    -Erik
     
  7. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    My pet load is 120gr ballistic tips with 49.5 grs of H414 and CCI BR2 primers. Best 5 shot
    group to date was .053 in a custom 22 " 1 in 9 Lilja HBRT barreled Model 7 Remington.

    This load is hot if the temperature is above 90o and will chronagraph @ 3152 ft/sec.
    But in 50o down it is 3010 ft/sec. (Does not seam to effect accuracy though).

    J E CUSTOM