7mm-08

willtim

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Anybody have a load pushing a 160 grain bullet 2800 fps? Would the velocity gain with 7mm-08 AI be worth the effort? Thanks in advance.
 

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Not at 2,800 fps no. Mine are between 2,600 and 2,650 fps for 160gr, 162gr and 168gr bullets.

Powders like Hunter or Staball might get you close. What is your barrel lenght?
 

willtim

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Only 20 inches. I'm working on a black bear load. 99% of the shots will be less than 80 yards but with the potential of 200 yards. I'm thinking 160 grain Nosler Partition.
 

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At that range standard speeds will work, don't need 2,800 fps.

With the Partition at around 2,600 muzzle velocity you're good out to 400 yds for reliable expansion.

H4350, RL16 and RL17 have worked very well with the heaver bullets in the 7mm-08. If you still want more velocity then try Staball.
 
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