Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by RustyBall, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. RustyBall

    RustyBall Member

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    Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm going to be working up load for new gun.
    going to be shooting 162A-Max with probably H1000...looking for a starting point...will work up my own loads, but interested in anyone elses pet loads?
    also anyones opinion on this gun in the 7mm
    Rusty
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    7mm what? 7wsm? 7RemMag? 7RUM?

    162Amax is a great 7mm bullet. If you're shooting a large capacity cartridge, consider the 180VLD.

    For load data, check here:

    Steve's Reloading Data Pages
     

  3. RustyBall

    RustyBall Member

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    That model only comes in 7 rem mag straight out of the box
    have seen plenty on the 308 and 6.5 model but not the 7mm
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    7mag has enough case capacity to push the 180VLDs. If you have a 1:9 twist barrel, I would encourage you to give them a try.
     
  5. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    stick with the 162 amax in a 7 RM, it gives up NOTHING to the berger 180. 7 RM doesn't push a 180 fast enough to gain anything in the cartridge with that bullet weight, save the 180s for an STW or RUM.

    You are definately headed in the right direction with your soon to be set up.

    My pet load for my 7 RM with a 162g amax was 68g of H1000, win case, Fed215s, OAL of 3.450", 2950fps, 1/4-1/2 MOA inside 600 and held 1 MOA at 1K for a factory sporter 700 BDL custom deluxe, prone w/bipod, not to shabby I'd say.

    61g RL22 also shot very well but was a bit slower at 2850-2900fps. I also wanted to switch to a Hodgon extreme powder, it turned out to be a good decision in my rifle.
     
  6. RustyBall

    RustyBall Member

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    Thanks, am using the extreme powders because I live in wyoming,, it's nothing to have a 40 deg morning and a 100 degree afternoon, P-Dog shooting.

    Have heard/read nothing but good about the A-Max 162. Am hoping this Savage likes them. I'm also thinking of trying them in Daughter's 7mm-08
     
  7. Skyking

    Skyking Official LRH Spponsor

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    That's funny! Pay not attention.

    Berger 180 G1 .659 Tested
    Berger 168 G1 .613 Tested
    A-max 162 G1 .599 Tested

    BC is king.

    Here is the run down for what I shoot.

    Gap 7WSM 65g H1000 Berger 180 Vld's 2975Fps 26 inch barrel. 1012 yard dope. 22.1 MOA 1922Fps, Energy 1478

    Savage 7mm Rem Mag 72g Retumbo 3220 fps Berger 168 Vld's 1012 yards dope. 18.6 MOA, 2053 Fps, Energy 1573

    A-max 7mm Rem Mag 162 2950fps 1012 yards 23.9 MOA 1795 fps, Energy 1159

    Here are the guns in action

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  8. cavtrooper94

    cavtrooper94 Well-Known Member

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    If your shooting those 168 VLDs out of a 111 LRH please post your load. I also have a LRH in 7 Rem Mag and plan to load up 168 Berger VLDs for it when I get home.
     
  9. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    Skyking, so you're saying you can push the 180 gr burger faster in the wsm case than you can 162 amax in the rem mag case? Now I don't have any specific experience but this just doesn't seem accurate? In your savage rem Mac example you claim 3200 with the 168 gr burger, so you are scewing the numbers a little bit. What I get with my ballistic program is the 162 gr Amax at 3200 fps is -18.7 MOA and 1107 lbs of energy and 1756 dos at 1000. The bergers are still better but not by that much. Running your Berger info for a 180 gr Berger at 2975 at 1012 yards I get 21.6 MOA drop 1110 ft lbs of energy and velocity of 1666. Why are our numbers so different? This is not an attack I'm just wondering why my ballistic program is so different. I'm using bullet flight FTE military version
     
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