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Title: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Eric M on July 10, 2019, 03:23:52 PM
I have a couple powders but was thinking about trying the imr 4350 for some 140 grain Berger vld's. Thoughts?
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: birddogdad on July 10, 2019, 03:29:30 PM
H1000?
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: opdinkslayer on July 10, 2019, 03:34:54 PM
I use h1000 with 168ís
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Post by: h20hunter on July 10, 2019, 03:42:00 PM
I use RL26, 180 gr berger
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Eric M on July 10, 2019, 03:45:19 PM
I was looking for something slow burning to try to reduce some of the recoil. Looks like the h1000 is a good choice also.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Eric M on July 10, 2019, 03:49:35 PM
I use RL26, 180 gr berger
Thanks! Dont have much experience with the RL powders
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 10, 2019, 04:04:45 PM
RL26 is impossible to find so I'd scratch that one. 4350 works good. If I was shooting a 7 rem right now I'd be running h1000 or retumbo

I'd be running 168-180 bergers or 180 eldm's though
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: h20hunter on July 10, 2019, 04:05:40 PM
Pshaw...just gotta order 8 lb'ers! If you are anywhere local I'd seing you a qtr lb to try.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 10, 2019, 04:11:28 PM
Pshaw...just gotta order 8 lb'ers! If you are anywhere local I'd seing you a qtr lb to try.
ha! You gotta find an 8lber in order to buy an 8lber!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Eric M on July 10, 2019, 04:27:32 PM
RL26 is impossible to find so I'd scratch that one. 4350 works good. If I was shooting a 7 rem right now I'd be running h1000 or retumbo

I'd be running 168-180 bergers or 180 eldm's though
Thanks. I have some sierra 160g sbt's and the 140 bergers. But you can never have enough. Down another rabbit hole I go!
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 10, 2019, 04:49:09 PM
I shot probably 1500 rounds of 140s through my 7 with IMR4350. They were screaming out at like 3250.

Lately been shooting retumbo and 162 eld x but accuracy hasnít been great.

Iíd say powder choice depends on bullet weight.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Eric M on July 10, 2019, 04:53:36 PM
I shot probably 1500 rounds of 140s through my 7 with IMR4350. They were screaming out at like 3250.

Lately been shooting retumbo and 162 eld x but accuracy hasnít been great.

Iíd say powder choice depends on bullet weight.
Wow, that's what im talking about. Would you be willing to share how much powder you were using to get 3250? The Berger manual I have shows 3078 at 62 grains.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 10, 2019, 05:08:59 PM
I shot probably 1500 rounds of 140s through my 7 with IMR4350. They were screaming out at like 3250.

Lately been shooting retumbo and 162 eld x but accuracy hasnít been great.

Iíd say powder choice depends on bullet weight.
Wow, that's what im talking about. Would you be willing to share how much powder you were using to get 3250? The Berger manual I have shows 3078 at 62 grains.
Please donít copy it   :chuckle: but I was somewhere up around 65. I had 100 pieces of brass and when I finally threw it all away I could count 12+ plunger marks on the head... oh to be young and no know what I was doing again.  :yike:
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Eric M on July 10, 2019, 05:13:43 PM
I shot probably 1500 rounds of 140s through my 7 with IMR4350. They were screaming out at like 3250.

Lately been shooting retumbo and 162 eld x but accuracy hasnít been great.

Iíd say powder choice depends on bullet weight.
Wow, that's what im talking about. Would you be willing to share how much powder you were using to get 3250? The Berger manual I have shows 3078 at 62 grains.
Please donít copy it   :chuckle: but I was somewhere up around 65. I had 100 pieces of brass and when I finally threw it all away I could count 12+ plunger marks on the head... oh to be young and no know what I was doing again.  :yike:
Haha ok. I won't. Too old for shenanigans.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 10, 2019, 05:19:33 PM
I shot probably 1500 rounds of 140s through my 7 with IMR4350. They were screaming out at like 3250.

Lately been shooting retumbo and 162 eld x but accuracy hasnít been great.

Iíd say powder choice depends on bullet weight.
Wow, that's what im talking about. Would you be willing to share how much powder you were using to get 3250? The Berger manual I have shows 3078 at 62 grains.
Please donít copy it   :chuckle: but I was somewhere up around 65. I had 100 pieces of brass and when I finally threw it all away I could count 12+ plunger marks on the head... oh to be young and no know what I was doing again.  :yike:
hold up!!!! So you're saying that's not how you keep track of the number of firings on your brass?!?!?! Ooops :chuckle:
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 10, 2019, 05:28:27 PM
I shot probably 1500 rounds of 140s through my 7 with IMR4350. They were screaming out at like 3250.

Lately been shooting retumbo and 162 eld x but accuracy hasnít been great.

Iíd say powder choice depends on bullet weight.
Wow, that's what im talking about. Would you be willing to share how much powder you were using to get 3250? The Berger manual I have shows 3078 at 62 grains.
Please donít copy it   :chuckle: but I was somewhere up around 65. I had 100 pieces of brass and when I finally threw it all away I could count 12+ plunger marks on the head... oh to be young and no know what I was doing again.  :yike:
hold up!!!! So you're saying that's not how you keep track of the number of firings on your brass?!?!?! Ooops :chuckle:
They were just getting broke in
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: bod on July 16, 2019, 05:40:50 PM
IMR 7828 good for 160's
IMR 4831 good for 150's
IMR 4350 good for 140's
 In my Tikka Superlite
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Eric M on July 16, 2019, 06:29:37 PM
IMR 7828 good for 160's
IMR 4831 good for 150's
IMR 4350 good for 140's
 In my Tikka Superlite
Thank you
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: hunter399 on July 16, 2019, 08:39:20 PM
H1000-160 grain bullet
4831 works well also kinda old school.


H1000 -160 grain bullet- 70 grains of powder
4831-160 grain bullet - 65 grains of powder
Loads are over max , But puts you right at 3000 fps

Just a question why are you useing a 140 grain bullet.
I tried lighter bullets didn't have good results and went back to 160.depends on your twist.how fast your gonna push a 140, you May have good luck with 140 :dunno:
Most 7mm mag do well with a 160 grain or higher a lot of people use 140 in 7/08 and such.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Eric M on July 17, 2019, 12:28:39 AM
H1000-160 grain bullet
4831 works well also kinda old school.


H1000 -160 grain bullet- 70 grains of powder
4831-160 grain bullet - 65 grains of powder
Loads are over max , But puts you right at 3000 fps

Just a question why are you useing a 140 grain bullet.
I tried lighter bullets didn't have good results and went back to 160.depends on your twist.how fast your gonna push a 140, you May have good luck with 140 :dunno:
Most 7mm mag do well with a 160 grain or higher a lot of people use 140 in 7/08 and such.
Thanks. I have the berger 140s and some sierra 160s. Just wanted to see what shoots best out of it.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: Thehowler on July 17, 2019, 03:20:53 AM
Perfect timing for this thread popping up. I picked up a 7mm from a member here and was getting ready to see what shoots out of it, besides the factory stuff he gave me.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: C-Money on July 17, 2019, 06:49:02 AM
I am running IMR 4831 with 160 accubonds. Took the recipe right out of the Nosler manual. Great accuracy. I haven't hunt with the load yet.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: 7mmfan on July 17, 2019, 08:09:15 AM
I am running IMR 4831 with 160 accubonds. Took the recipe right out of the Nosler manual. Great accuracy. I haven't hunt with the load yet.

Same here. Been pleased as punch with my IMR4831 load and 154 Interbonds. It certainly kills things, and has been consistently accurate for me to 600 yards.
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: gadwall on July 18, 2019, 07:05:38 PM
As many on here have stated, IMR 4350 is a good choice and I have had good luck with it.  Even better in my rifle (M70 Laredo LRH 26" with 0.8" bull barrel)  has been IMR 7828 SC   :twocents:
Title: Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
Post by: brew on July 18, 2019, 09:26:02 PM
my browning A Bolt loves 62 grains of IMR 4831 with 160 grains of nosler partition bullets. bought her back in 1992 and 27 years later and she is still a tack driver