want to reload my remmy 7mm , need help

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  1. Freedom2live

    Freedom2live Banned

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    Hello there hope all is well, I am moving onto my 7mm mag. Its a 1989 rem bdl, looks like 9 1/2 twist. Not sure what bullet grain to use, would like to order 168 gr amax.

    Any advice from owner of 7mm would be great
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Nosler 160 Accubonds or Berger 168 VLD's are my recommendation. I'm not a big fan of the A-Max bullets.

    The 168 VLD's are shooting excellently out of my Browning 7Mag (9.5" twist), and both the A-Bolt II and the old Ruger 77 7Mag love the 160 NAB's.

    Any other questions feel free to ask.
     

  3. Freedom2live

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    Mud runner explain y amax no good ??

    I am hoping to sshot 200-1000k at deer and elk...

    What powders are best and what c.o.l
     
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    I am just not a fan of Hornady ballistic tipped bullets. I used to shoot Hornady 139gr SST's and had deer run too far and had to track them too far. They shot good, just not good and grouped deadly...Just seemed to sort of disentigrate on impact.

    Since those number of years ago, I have discovered the Nosler Accubonds are deadly accurate, and devastating to deer in the vitals.

    I am going to be hunting with the Berger 168 VLD's this year, mainly, and will be seeing how they do on deer. I will, of course, report back with my findings, but have heard excellent things, and they are grouping VERY well in my 7mm rifles.

    My A-Bolt II 7Mag really seems to be liking the Berger 168's with 70gr of H1000 and a Federal 215M primer. Seating depth is an individual thing. But for my Browning with the 3-round floorplate mag, I seat them at 2.660" from base to the Ogive with a Hornady Comparator attached on my Starrett 799 calipers.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Freedom2live

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    What price you paying for them
     
  6. MudRunner2005

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    Local store recently jumped from $49.99 to $54.99 a box (100).

    They're worth it for me. They group so well out of my guns, and it wasn't hard to get them tuned-in like alot of folks talk about. Plus, the design is intended for long range shooting, but they have been tested to be functional @ as close as 50 feet away.
     
  7. Freedom2live

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    With that said what would be the lightest bullet I can use for ground hog ? Accurately
     
  8. MudRunner2005

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    If you're not plannjng on eating the groundhogs, or finding much left :D the Hornady 139 SST's will work fine. Or the Nosler 140 Accubonds.

    Not sure if Hornady still makes the 139 SST's, but they are great for animals smaller than deer. Just on deer they seem to explode. I think they have a very thin jacket, and are designed for varmints, but not positive on that.

    If they still mKe them, that's what I'd go with for lightweight varmint hunting.

    I don't varmint hunt much, but have shot several coyotes with the factory loaded Hornady 139 SST 7mm RemMag ammo in my old Browning 7Mag, and they were devastating to the yotes.
     
  9. Dick Tinsley

    Dick Tinsley Well-Known Member

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    This is what I shoot. One load is 71grn H-1000,160grn Sierra game king, CCI 250 mag primer. Same load for the 168 Sierra SMK( got one 7mm that loves em!!) also same load for 168 VLD's.
    Working on 168 SMK's, h4831sc, so far it's lookin pretty darn good! I'm at 65grns, but work up slowly!!! It's warm!!
     
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    Also. IMR 4350 works good also! 64grn,cci250 mag primer! Hope this helps!!

    DT
     
  11. Freedom2live

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    I will try that load