Berger 168 & RE26

dtt0862

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Wanting to get started with load development for my 7 mm Rem Mag using Berger 168 VLD Hunting bullets and RE26. Berger manual doesn’t list RE 26 for this bullet. Anyone used this combination, and if so what would a good starting point be? Have Winchester magnum and Federal magnum primers available, would one be a better choice than the other?
 

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Sierra lists it with their 168g matchkings. Not the same bullet but the charges should still be close to the same.
 

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Wanting to get started with load development for my 7 mm Rem Mag using Berger 168 VLD Hunting bullets and RE26. Berger manual doesn’t list RE 26 for this bullet. Anyone used this combination, and if so what would a good starting point be? Have Winchester magnum and Federal magnum primers available, would one be a better choice than the other?
168 berger vld 71.5 retumbo power has been great all I use for elk
 
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I've been running re 26 for qite a while. My loads are 168 berger, 68 gr re26, 3070 fps, federal lr magnum primers, norma brass. Shoot great. Haven't killed anything with it except steel up to 1000. It shoots so nice that at the last shoot a guy tried it out. Went to the local gun shop and bought a 7 rem mag so he could try and duplicate. I took it as a compliment.
 

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A quick call to Berger should help. They are more than willing to help when I call. Just got load data a few weeks ago from them for RL26 and 156 Berger’s for my 65PRC.
 

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Wanting to get started with load development for my 7 mm Rem Mag using Berger 168 VLD Hunting bullets and RE26. Berger manual doesn’t list RE 26 for this bullet. Anyone used this combination, and if so what would a good starting point be? Have Winchester magnum and Federal magnum primers available, would one be a better choice than the other?
Call capstone group,corey swanz, they can help immediately,they can give u load data for alot of powders using their bullets
 

LVJ76

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Sierra Reloading App for their 168 HPBT Matchking and RL23 shows Min load at 63.0gr and start hitting Max at 68.1gr.

This will give you an idea where to start
 

Tulsa Reiner

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A quick call to Berger should help. They are more than willing to help when I call. Just got load data a few weeks ago from them for RL26 and 156 Berger’s for my 65PRC.
JGS: what did they tell you for charge wt? Any mention of seating depth? I'm about to start loading that combo for my 6.5 PRC.
 

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