IMR 7828 questions? ?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 500mag_guy, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    How do you guys who use imr 7828 like it?
    Im getting ready to start reloading for my 270 wby mag and it seems to be the best powder ive found but i wanted to see if any of you have used it and your feelings about it.

    Thanks, Eric
     
  2. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I've used the SSC version in 300 WSM and I like it because it's about the slowest burning powder that provides a non compressed case fill when stuffing the case with heavy bullets. I also use it in the 243 Win for 100 grainers. Both rifles shoot really well with it.

    If it's working for you keep using it.
     
  3. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    7828 and magpro are the two bets powders I have found for my 270 wby.
     
  4. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    What bullet weigth / powder combinations do you use with the 7828?
     
  5. wiiicgun

    wiiicgun Active Member

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    My 7mmSTW likes it with 139 - 162 grainers. Retumbo is a winneras well.
     
  6. rooster721

    rooster721 Well-Known Member

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    If it's just the "powder itself" you're askin' about... more-so than 270 comments..

    We've been burning 7828 our Lazz 7mm's for nearly a dozen years..

    I'm up in Alberta and have shot my loads in ALL weather swings; from +35 C & blue-bird skies to -35 C & blowing snow... never once been let down or dissapointed with the performance of that powder

    ...it's a "large-grain" powder type, and literally impossible to load "half-grain" charges with. However, givin my experiences anyway, those half-grain charges probably wouldn't make any HUGE ENOUGH difference in a coarse-grained powder-charge to matter - 7828 is a good choice