Pressure limit for 7 RM???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by remingtonman_25_06, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    I was doing a bit of load development yesterday with my 7 RM and 160g AB + H1000. I started at 68g and went to 69g then 70g. 68g showed pressure right off the bat and was going 2950fps or so. I went to 69g and same pressure, velocity didn't move to much. Accuracy was 2 in and 1 out for both loads. I didn't test 70g as I packed up and left cuz it was gettin real windy. Anyways I know 3000fps with 160g AB and H1000 is totally doable. According to Hodgons website, They list 70g as Maximum at 2900fps. I noticed the SAAMI pressure limits were around 51,000. As I was looking around at other cartridges, they were between 60-64000. I didn't know the 7 RM couldn't be loaded to higher pressures then that. Am I missing something here?? Could this be sometimes why the 7 RM doesn't get the achieved velocities?
     
  2. abinok

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    check your incriments.... cup vs psi
    Even after that, the older belted magnums are held to lower pressures than the new cartridges... and its perfectly safe, in a modern bolt action, to load to 64000psi. The real limiting factor is the brass, and ar what point it starts streaching.