7mm-08 Loads with Berger 140gr VLD

L.Sherm

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I've not loaded the 140 Berger in the 7mm-08 but the problem i had was trying to get enough extruded powder like 4350 in the case to reach its max potential.
I ended up using Win 760 for my wife's with a 140 NP at 2960FPS in a factory 700 24" barrel
 

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That's good info, I will have to check the freebore and go from there. Was hoping to use them due to the component shortage/hoarding but may be looking elsewhere
 

L.Sherm

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Imr 4350 shot well at 2800fps with 140
Might have to go with whst you have for now, 760 is one I would keep my eye out for though.
Not sure how Viht 150 is cut could have potential if its cut like 133
 

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Ramshot Big game is a good powder for this bullet, just make sure you have some mag primers with the ball powders. Mine seemed to like them better than LR primers, but it can be a tricky powder to get to shoot. Also I had good luck with varget
 

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I had the opposite luck between mag and standard LR primers its why I test them all.
 

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If you use RL 17 speed is real good but I've shy away from it because I found it pretty temp unstable.
 

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WW760, H-100V and StaBall are great powders in the 7mm/08 with 140 class bullets. Used all three in 3 different rifles chambered for the 7/08 with great results.. JME
 

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