H4831 for 7MM-08 Youth Load ??

DanMan

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I have been using the factory reduced recoil ammo in my kids youth model 7MM-08 but they shoot terrible for accuracy. Was thinking of loading my own and try to improve things but need to keep recoil as light as possible.
On hand I have some 120 gr Nosler BT Hunting and an unopened can of H4831SC. Do you think this powder is too slow for this load or is it worth giving it a try???? Thanks for your input.
 

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H4831 is too slow. H4895 is what you need for a reduced load.
 

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I've been thinking about the same thing , only with 139 grain bullets . using quickload to check free recoil the H4895 reduces recoil very little . it takes it from around 14 ft lbs to around 12 ft lbs , which I think is still a little much for a new young shooter . I think I'm going to try using AA 5744 powder . I might be able to get the recoil in the 8 ft lbs area and still have a 100 - 150 yard hunting rifle . Jim
 

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My 12 tear old is shooting 140 BT with 40.5 grains of Varget. Very little recoil
 

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sorry for the confusion guys . I'm glad I spoke up on this ,and you guys questioned me . I was wrong on the H4895 reduced recoil amounts . I must have plugged something wrong into quickload when I was thinking about this project . I'll probably just use the H4895 powder myself , when the time comes .

here is a link to the hodgdon reduced loads .
http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/H4895 Reduced Rifle Loads.pdf
it shows a 120 gr hornady pistol bullet with 35.6 grain of H4895 . when I quickload it using a 7lbs total weight rifle it has 8.78 ft lbs recoil . the chart says you can go 10% lower than this amount so 32.0 grains would be the minimum . this would give 7.14 recoil .

Edd , I'm not sure where you got 26 grains at, but it would have 4.8 ft lbs recoil . this would be a very mild mannered load .

40.5 of varget with a 140 balistic tip has 13.17 recoil .
 

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Edd , I'm not sure where you got 26 grains at, but it would have 4.8 ft lbs recoil . this would be a very mild mannered load .
The link you provided explains how I got it. It's the 60% rule. Also, the 10% reduction applies to the 60% rule, not those sample loads.
 

DanMan

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Thanks guys for the input. I'm sure that you have saved me considerable time
and a waste of powder / bullets / and primers trying to use the wrong powder.:)
I've never tried to build a reduced load before. What kind of accuracy is it reasonable to expect ? Thanks
 

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I've done a couple of reduced loads for new shooters . one was for a 243 . his dad said they shot well , I never shot them so I don't know . last year I did some for a young girl with a 308 , I was very pleasantly surprised . they gave me the rifle and I did the load work . on the 308 reduced loads seating depth was very important . I used a 125 gr ballistic tip and26.0 grains of IMR4198 powder and a cci200 primer . all I played with was seating depth . Jim








her targets at 50


at 100 , I ,made a scope adjustment between groups .
 

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35 gr of H4895 with a 140 gr Ballistic Tip is a serious deer getter. My neice has used it to great effect. My daughter uses a .260 with 32 gr of H4895 under a 120 Ballistic Tip. These loads run around 2400 fps and work well out to 200 yards.

Dan
 

DanMan

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Thanks for posting the pics. That's about half the group size that we're getting
now with our factory managed recoil load that uses 150 gr corelocts. I appreciate the tips.
 

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Danman, I thought you might be interested . I got the 7mm-08 to the range yesterday . I loaded a 120 ballistic tip , with 39.0 grains of H4895 , CCI200 primer . this is a new rifle , bought it Friday, so I was doing the shoot one and clean routine . the two upper holes that are taped over are the last two single shots . then I let Denise shoot the first three shot group . these are the three lower taped over holes . I shot the next three shot group , these are the holes not taped . it's about half an inch at 100 yards . this rifle / scope total weight is at 7lbs 9 oz on my trigger scale . according to quickload it produces 10.25 ft lbs recoil and the velocity is 2716 from a 22" bbl . I did not confirm the velocity over my chrony , I'm running out of time . Denise said the recoil was not an issue . I'm going hunting , be back in a week . Jim


 

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I loaded some .308 with 110gr VMax and a reduced load of H4895. Never shot game with it but the accuracy was acceptable out to 200 and the recoil was like a cream puff. Can't imagine the VMax at that velocity would not open up and work well on deer sized game. Perfect for my kids once they start hunting.
 

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