About to start reloading some ammo for my Bro-in-Law's rifle, and was hoping to get a few data points. This is a Marlin X7, 22" barrel, and I'm not going for extreme range, or frankly extreme accuracy. Honestly, he's not much of a shooter. I corked up a box of 50 Speer SPBT for him about 5 years ago, but have no idea what recipe I used, or the velocities I was getting. I remember I didn't put much effort into it, but the rifle shot decent, perhaps just over an MOA. If I can reproduce that, I'm fine, but if I can eek a bit more out for him, that would be good too. I have 2 bullets to try. 1) 100 gr "Spitzer Boat Tail Factory Seconds" from Midway. They were stupidly cheap at $0.12 each. Figure they're Sierra or Speer. I'm leaning towards Sierra, as they have a pretty substantial boat tail, which matches Seirra's website picture better than Speer's. Also, I think Speer calls theirs a "Soft Point Boat Tail", and Sierra does actually call theirs "Spitzer". 2) 103 ELD-X So... What's your favorite powder and charge for a ~100 gr pill? What sort of velocity should I expect out of a 22" barrel? I have gobs of H1000, so hoping that works well. I have some scraps of other magnum powders (RL22, S780, Retumbo, H4350, I7828, and maybe H4831) that could get me a handful of scouting rounds to try, and could be convinced to buy a pound (if available), but only if it's magical compared to H1000. I'll obviously work up myself, and have thoroughly perused available loading data, but it's nice to have real world ideas of what to skip, and what to shoot for (pun intended) as I start collecting data.