reload for 7mm mag

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  1. blackhat1951

    blackhat1951 New Member

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    What is a good elk load for a 7mm mag, bullet powder combo.
     
  2. KRasmussen

    KRasmussen Active Member

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    I am using 70gr of H1000 with Fed 215 primers and Barnes 168gr LRX, velocity is 3045fps. It is right at .5" at 200 yds. Yet to hit an elk with it but on paper looks good.
     

  3. Freedom2live

    Freedom2live Banned

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    That sound very good, what is your coal
    And seating depth
     
  4. KRasmussen

    KRasmussen Active Member

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    COAL is 3.30" which places it .050 off the lands.
     
  5. ofdscooby

    ofdscooby Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like a good load for the condor zone have you messed with the Nosler etips yet I'm waiting on a benchmark barrel and going to try working up loads for accu bonds and etips with it.
     
  6. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    my go to for hunting with 7mm rm is
    150 grn ETIP
    cci mag primer
    67.0 grn IMR7828
    3030fps (chrono 20 feet from muzzle)
    I seat the bullet to 10 thou from the rifleing (that will be differant for each rifle) so, I wont give my OAL
    I have shot white tail (7), all 1 shot drop on the spot kills and 1 moose (just short of 200 yards) also a 1 shot kill, he staggered for about 20 feet then dropped.
     
  7. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    my go to whitetail load for the last 3 years has been the 150 ballistic tip with 68 grains of 7828sc and a fed mag match primer. Ive probably shot 20 deer with that load and its never let me down.
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    This is my load in my A-Bolt 7mmRM, but substitute out the Barnes 168 for a Berger 168 VLD bullet.
     
  9. Freedom2live

    Freedom2live Banned

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    I hear barns triple shock are devastating on game and folks in Afghanistan
     
  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    On game, I can attest that they function great. For years I used factory loaded Federal Premium 7mm RM loaded with the Barnes 160 TSX's that were XLC coated (blue). That ammo's product number is P7RK. They haven't made it in years, but if you find some, and you shoot a 7mm RM, that was some awesome whitetail ammo. Shot true and flat out to 500 for me.

    However, I can't recall ever hearing about them testing Barnes bullets on hadji's... LOL I would be interested in seeing the results of that test, though... :D

    I imagine the Snip's are probably still using surplus FMJ's the gov't purchased back in Vietnam...Knowing the gov't... :rolleyes:
     
  11. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    All I do is up the H-1000 to 71grn an just like MudRunner, I shoot the 168 VLD! Another good bullet is the 168 SMK! Works good in two of my 7mags! Hope this helps!

    DT
     
  12. Freedom2live

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    A couple of buds from ××× and ×××××××××× shown me some video's and pictures of terrorist wounds during identification that are very impressive. .. they shot 7mmRm and 300win mag..
     
  13. KRasmussen

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    I have not tried the ETips, are they non-lead? I do live and hunt in the damn condor zone so I am forced to use the non lead bullets. I must say that they have performed well on mulies for me in the past. My load for them is the 145gr LRX over RL22. The past 2 seasons both have been dropped in their tracks and complete pass through.

    The original load of 70gr of H1000 was started after a lengthy email conversation with Aaron Davidson @Gunwerks. They are currently using 70gr of H1000 over the Berger 168VLD in their 7mm rifles. As we have all seen the show and the end result the VLD is a good bullet as well.

    As for now, I cannot use anything but non lead in my area. That will be changing in the next year as I am leaving the commie state of CA. But with the results I have had from the Barnes bullets I see no reason to change just because I relocated
     
  14. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    Yes the ETIP is non lead. Machined from a single piece of metal, designed to open on impact (at least 2000fps is required for full expantion).
    They work great as I have previously mentioned and I have yet to find any pieces of metal in the meat.