Reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP please

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by schwabdog, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. schwabdog

    schwabdog Well-Known Member

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    reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP


    I haven't started reloading yet, I will be using a Tikka T3 24inch tube
    I got these charges of random forums and would like some one to confirm that they are all safe and good to use.

    I would to know your best load and any thing els that can help wit accuracy


    how dose this look
    Returbo/AR 2225

    - 69gr
    - 71.5gr
    - 72gr

    H-1000/AR 2217

    -69gr
    -70gr
    -70.7gr
    -73gr

    thanks.
     
  2. desertbull

    desertbull Well-Known Member

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    73 grains of H1000 seems to be well on the high side. Be careful with that.
     

  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Your H1000 should run a grain or two lower than the Retumbo.
     
  4. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    70.4gr of H1000 with the 168gr Classic Hunter was max in my rifle. 73gr would require a mallet or cheater bar to lift the bolt
     
  5. schwabdog

    schwabdog Well-Known Member

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    ok thanks every one. I will start low.
    which powder is better or work for you the retumbo/AR2225 or the H1000/AR2217?
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I've used RL19, RL22, and H1000. My powder of choice is now H1000. It seems to be more consistant and stable with temperature swings.
     
  7. catch-34

    catch-34 Well-Known Member

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    I use 73g retumbo that gives a velocity of 3160 with the 168s.
     
  8. idaho elk hunter

    idaho elk hunter Well-Known Member

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    +1 this is my load that works in several rifles