Other powder than H1000 for 7 LRM

Rick Richard

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Anyone have any success with other powder than H1000 for 7 LRM? Also, please share your load recipe and performance data.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Rick
 

gillettehunter

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I don't have that caliber, but I'd look at Retumbo. Most rifles that use H-1000 will do well with a few more grains of Retumbo. It burns a little slower.
 

AZShooter

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I have the slightly larger case, a 7mm/375 without the shoulder moved back like the LRM. I tried H-1000, US 869, Retumbo and RL-33 with 168 Berger hybrids. Didn't bother with the 180s because the rem 7 mag takeoff I rechambered is a 1 in 9.25 twist. The rifle really came alive with higher velocities and good accuracy with RL-33. With a 26" barrel and 86 gr of RL-33 I am getting 3268 fps.

Obviously your LRM will use less RL-33. I would start with a charge weight a few grains below the top load for Retumbo and work up from there. This approach has worked for a 6mm-284, 257 Weatherby, 300 RUM as well. Alliant may have made RL-33 but their load data is very limited.
 

JeffVN

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Try Retumbo, RL-25 and RL-33. There is a new IMR powder but I can't remember the number that burns nearly identical to H1000.

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JakeGraves

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Ramshot Magnum might be worth a shot. My LRM shoots lights out with 71.6 of H1000 and 180 Hybrids so I am not messing with it anymore. I am getting just a touch of smoke on the necks so I am already on the slow end with H1000.
 

mbeebout

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h1000 68.2 with 162 amax toughing the lands also I use 70 gr retumbo and 168 berger vld toughing lands both loads work great in my 7mmgun)
 

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