Sendero 7MM Load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Scottish Mag, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Scottish Mag

    Scottish Mag Well-Known Member

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    Anyone hav ea great load worked up for a Sendero 7MM Mag? I am getting .5-.6" groups with some factory 150 gn rounds, but know I can do much better with some handloads. I wuold like to move up to the 168 Bergers, but would love a headstart on any loads anyone has worked up!
     

  2. moombaskier

    moombaskier Well-Known Member

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    71.5grs. Retumbo, 215m, Win. Brass at .010" off the lands with the 168 BergerVLD is my favorite, for my 7mag. Gives me one bugged hole at 100yds. so far with a 3048fps. ave. velocity. I haven"t got to shoot em farther than that yet, but I think it'll work out. 72.5grs. gave me 3114,3114,3123fps, and excellent accuracy as well, but showed a slight horse shoe extracter mark on the brass so I backed off. I believe Berger's max was 70.4grs., so work up gradually.
     

  3. gei

    gei Active Member

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    I tried the above load and it works!! Great accuracy and real killer. I touch the rifling with bullet.
     
  4. bsaoneshot

    bsaoneshot Member

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    I am using 69.3 grains RL25 behind Berger 168 and getting 2995 fps at 12 feet in my rifle, a Rem 700 with 24 inch barrel. Just off the lands. I noticed my groups get tighter and tighter with the hotter load. But all rifles are different......
     
  5. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    168g VLD, 63g RL-22, Win case, Fed 215, bullet seated to touch lands. 2950fps, and 1/2 MOA out to 700 yards from my rem 700 bdl in 7 Rem Mag w/24" bbl.

    180g VLD, 61g RL-22, Win case, Fed 215, bullet seated to touch lands. 2825fps, and 1/2 MOA

    I like the 168g better then the 180g from the 7 mag case. Hits every bit as hard out to 1K, but shoots flatter and drifts about the same as the 180g.