65 grain H-4831 162 gr Hornady Amax rem 9.5 primerI'm sure this has been brought up many times before but I always seem to get conflicting info. So here's my story. Bought a Savage lrh 7mag a couple years back to go on a mule deer/antelope hunt. We decided to go to Sturgis instead, because I love boobies and beer. Anyways, didn't like the muzzle brake or fact that the barrel was actually only 24.5" instead of the advertised 26". Changed out the barrel to a Lilja 26", changed trigger, recoil lug, bolt knob and bedded the action and swapped out the scope from a Bushnell 4200 6-24 (because I always wanted to try one) to a Sightron SIII 6-24. So my question is, I bought a bunch of 162gr Amax's. What powder would you guys run? I used to run H1000 in my Sendero and still have a few pounds left. But I hear it's not up there in velocity as some others. Any pet loads anyone would like to share?
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Hard to beat H-4831
I get 3100+ FPS in W-W brass, 67 grains of H-4831, Fed 215 primers, and a 160 grains Nosler Partition out of a 24" barreled Sako AV, which is my proven elk load. It's accurate and huge elk don't like it, which means I like it. I know I could get 3200 FPS (I've done it with R-22), but I won't fix what ain't broken. It's actual performance makes me think that a 150 Partition or Accubond will work just as well. And I think that a 150 Partition from a .270 Win will kill huge elk just as dead. But I've not yet killed an elk with a .270 Win. But I will.
I like a lot of powders. I love H-4831SC & H-4831.
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