7 rsaum and the 180 ELD

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Matt Wolf, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Matt Wolf

    Matt Wolf New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    I've got 2 7 rsaums- one with a 22" factory tube, and one with a 25" Rock HV. I would love some real world info from folks who are loading the 180 ELD. I'm wondering about loads and on game performance.
     
  2. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    424
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    I loaded mine with a healthy dose of Retumbo under a 180 Berger hybrid . Worked great, probably work well with the Hornady bullets also .
     
  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,471
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    I load 60 grs. RL26 behind a 180 VLD in my 7ss which should be close to your saum. I max out around 62 grains...Rich
     
  4. Matt Wolf

    Matt Wolf New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    I've got H4831, H4350, RL22, H1000, N160 and N165. To date, RL22 has worked great in the shorter tube, with 162's, and H1000 with 180's in the chunk.
     
  5. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,471
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    I think H1000 is too slow for that combo. RL22 will give the best velocity but I don't like it's sensitivity to temp. You could try some H4831 or N165.
     
  6. Matt Wolf

    Matt Wolf New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    Just scored some rl26. Should be interesting
     
  7. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    779
    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    My father shoots the 180's out of his factory 7 saum. We found the best powder was indeed H1000. I cannot remember the powder charge off hand. It showed very good accuracy with great performance. It's by far his favorite and most accurate gun. The drawback (which isn't a problem for him) was we needed to seat the bullet further out so the load wasn't extremely compressed. By doing this the gun became a single shot. He just took his 7 saum to Wyoming and shot a Antelope at 400 with excellent results. I would not overlook H1000.
     
  8. TwoMore

    TwoMore Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    148
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2016
    I have a 7 wsm that I load developed with H1000 and it was a tack driver but in the heat I ran into trouble with it and I went to R25 and it shoots the same charge but my pressure left. both powders run the same velocity,but my barrel is 26 inch. i would like to run some 26 thru it tho :)
    Good luck.
     
  9. tim_w

    tim_w Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    163
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    might try rl 33 with the heavier bullets. Its also way more temp stable than 25. h1000 is one of the coolest temp stable powders in that class though it just tends to not give the best vel compared to rel.
     
  10. Matt Wolf

    Matt Wolf New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2017
    I'm more concerned with accuracy and consistency than I am with chasing the last few FPS, so I may well just stay with H1000. Time to load up some ladders and see just what is what I guess.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2017
    Doublezranch likes this.