7mm-08ai loads

Elkeater

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In the middle of my first semi custom rifle build. Have a Rem 700 SA that is a .308 now with a timney trigger, but I’ve got a an 8 twist, 24” proof Sendero light on the way in .284. Plan was to have it chambered in 7mm-08 Ackley Improved. Already have one 7mm-08 so adding another was sensible.

Anyways I was wondering if anyone has any experience with an AI chamber. I’ve got brass on the way. Federal GMM large rifle primers on hand. A few boxes of 140 accubonds, though I was thinking I wanted to run 140 absolute hammers. Powders on hand that might work are Varget, RL15, or IMR 4831.

Suggestions on loads is much appreciated. Not against trying to find other powders but I did want to list what I had already.
 

Elkeater

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Look at the thread Absolute Hammer Load Data, post. #2. There's data on 7/08AI there in the spreadsheet.
Thanks didn’t realize that was there. Looks like RL15 would be right in there as far as burn rate being similar to what is in the spreadsheet.
 

Wyosam

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I’m shooting the 130AH in my 18” 7-08ai. Settled on h4895, Varget was a touch faster but with a little les accuracy.
 
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