What works for you with your Reloads? 7mm rem mag

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  1. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    My neighbor is getting into reloading and told me if i supplied everything he would reload for me. Now i have been shooting factory loaded winchester accubonds 160 grains for my 7mm rem mag and have been getting decent groups. I would like to stick with 160 grain and would also like to reload for 140 or 150 grain as well. Now im not sure what bullets to use, or powders, or primers or anything for that case. Never reloaded before and never had anyone reload for me.

    I would like for you to tell me what works for you in your 7mm? what your set up is? What do you suggest? what kind of powder? what kind of primers? what bullets? I own a Remington 700 BDL with a 24 inch barrel and i believe a 1:9.5 twist rate

    Alot of people have told me to just stick with Barnes but i know there expensive. Are they really worth the extra buck?
     
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  2. stanimals2

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    62 grains IMR4350, pushing 154 grain Hornady SP and 9 1/2 primers for my Ruger #1
     
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  3. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    There seems to be something magical about RE22 and the 7mm Mag from what I have seen.

    Just the same, my wife's Savage 7 Mag likes the 140 gr NAB with a GM215M primer and 78.5 grains of H870 (yes I still have some), also, same bullet and primer over 75.5 grains of H1000.

    Hope that helps a little....
     
  4. DKA

    DKA Well-Known Member

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    One of the most accurate loads that I have for 7mm Rem Mag is 160 Gr Nosler Accubonds and H 1000 Powder. Very accurate and very dependable.
     
  5. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    I use a dual load system. 160gr accubonds on anything inside of 300yds and either 168gr berger or 162gr a-max on anything past 300 yds.
    I hunt with the 160 accubonds in the magazine and swap to the berger or a-max for the long shot.
    So far it has never been a problem. The longest shots I have taken are 630 odd yards.

    Stu.
     
  6. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    I had never considered that, sounds like a great idea! What is the difference in the POI at 100 yards between the NAB and the Berger?
     
  7. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i have an adl . it does not have a muzzle break. some of the loads i have used are: h-4831 (LC) 69.5 GRAINS with 139 horn. in my senderos i have used nosler 140 and accu bond 140 and i am going to try a berger 140 with h-4831. i have also shoot a lot of berger 168 with re-19. every load shoots less than an inch. some a lot less
     
  8. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Cornstalker, luckily the NAB and berger shoot to the same point of impact in my rifle at 100 yds. I do not need to make any sight changes out to 300 yds.

    The NAB shoots 1" high at 100 yds compared to the a-max.

    Stu.
     
  9. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    That's like a dream come true! :D

    I don't suspect I could ever be so lucky.
     
  10. X3MHunter

    X3MHunter Well-Known Member

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    Or you could just do something crazy and shoot the same bullet at all ranges!

    K.I.S.S.

    -X3M
     
  11. drenge

    drenge Well-Known Member

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    168 gr bergers
    64.4 gr of 4831 sc
    Nosler Brass
    fed215gm primers
    .005 into the lands.

    Shoots 1/2 moa for me in my 7 rem 700.
     
  12. baldhunter

    baldhunter Well-Known Member

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    Loads that work the best in my 7mags.
    139gr Hornady
    69.5grs Win. WXR
    69.5grs Reloader-22
    65.3grs IMR-4350
     
  13. BIG MO

    BIG MO Well-Known Member

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    Rem 700 7mm Rem Mag
    180 Berger
    66.0 RL 22
    Win Brass
    CCI mag primer
    .060 from lands
    3000fps
    Sub MOA @1000yds
     
  14. ForneyRider

    ForneyRider Well-Known Member

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    I like the R22 with 120gr to 162gr bullets and accuracy has been great. Non-magnum primers have lead to tighter groups.

    Winchester brass has really lasted.

    I did some reduced loads Sierra Pro Hunter 120gr in several powders: IMR 4064, IMR 4350, R19 and Varget. The IMR powders did great with minimum loads around 3000fps. This is about the same performance as a 7mm-08.