7-30 Waters

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Picked up a 14” Contender barrel in 7-30 Waters in mint condition with 220 rounds of Federal factory ammo, nickel brass. I have several powders that I can use to reload with, but has anyone tried the 6.5 Staball powder in this cartridge?
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I used reloader 7 and a 120 NBT to take a couple cow elk, a large mule deer, and a few whitetail.
 

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STaBall will be to slow burn. Follow advice of the others here. 7-30 waters is 30-30 case necked down to 7mm. Use appropriate power for it.
 

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STaBall will be to slow burn. Follow advice of the others here. 7-30 waters is 30-30 case necked down to 7mm. Use appropriate power for it.
You are correct Sir! I have several other powders appropriate for the Waters. I had a Waters barrel years ago and sold it but stumbled on to this one and I’m back in the Waters business. Just wondered about the Staball.
 

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I used reloader 7 and a 120 NBT to take a couple cow elk, a large mule deer, and a few whitetail.
I used reloader 7 and a 120 NBT to take a couple cow elk, a large mule deer, and a few whitetail.
I’ve not ever seen any load data published for reloader 7 in 7-30. Did you start with quick load software or just reload enough to be comfortable starting with an “off book” powder?
 

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I used H4895 combined with the old Sierra 130 SSP bullet to take my first handgun deer in the Contender back in 1995.

I had good accuracy and velocity using Varget and the N120BT in the 7-30 Waters.
 

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Another option is Accurate 2460, I used it two weeks ago with a Lehigh Defense 142 Controlled Chaos in a contender carbine barrel to take a nice doe. I worked some loads and settled on 33.0 gr. for a velocity of 2524 fps in a 21" barrel. I have not tried it yet in my 14" barrel. When I do i will be sure to provide feedback.
 

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