Acceptable speed for my 7WSM ?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by redeye, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. redeye

    redeye Member

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    Just worked up some loads for my new custom 7WSM, I'm using 67.0gr of Vit. n160 with a BR2 primer and a Berger 168gr vld bullet. I'm getting some average speeds of 3150 fps with an excellent 3 shot group (dime size group). Should I be able to expect anymore speed or just settle with what I got.
    28" barrel with 1 in 9 twist.
    Thanks, Redeyegun)
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    That is a good velocity for the 168s . If it is a good shooter and does not have signs of pressure
    Be Happy.

    With the 28" barrel you might be able to squeeze a little more velocity with slower powder
    and/or a hotter primer.

    J E CUSTOM