Powder for 7 RUM and 180 gr. Berger VLD

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Nimrodmar10, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Remington Sendero in 7mm RUM on the way. I'm going to shoot the Berger 180 gr. VLD Hunting bullet in my reloads. What would be the best powder for this combination? And what kind of velocities are you getting with your loads with specific loads? Thanks for the info. Components are to expensive to do much experimenting.
    Martin
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    H-1000 works very well for me in the 7mm-300 wm's I have built with 180 Bergers in a 9 twist 26 1/2" ~ 28 1/2" tube.

    Jeff
     

  3. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    How about H4831SC? I've been having good luck with it loading a 190 gr VLD in a 300 WM.
     
  4. harfman99

    harfman99 Well-Known Member

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    Retumbo has been really good in my ultra. my load peaks out at 3300 with a 30" tube but found that lowering the charge down to where i was running 3250 brass was lasting longer and it shot better. 92gns @3250
     
  5. WAMBO

    WAMBO Well-Known Member

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    I'll second Retumbo, 91.5grs out of a 28.5" barrel = 3200+fps.

    Wayne aka WAMBO
     
  6. DanMan

    DanMan Well-Known Member

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    I 've used RL25 with good accuracy but recently switched to Retumbo for the supposedly better temp stability. I get 3160 fps with 87 grains retumbo from 26" tube. oh yea using fed 215 primer