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7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« 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?
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 03:29:30 PM »
H1000?
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 03:34:54 PM »
I use h1000 with 168ís

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 03:42:00 PM »
I use RL26, 180 gr berger

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 03:49:35 PM »
I use RL26, 180 gr berger
Thanks! Dont have much experience with the RL powders

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #6 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
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #8 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:
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #9 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!

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #12 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:

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: 7MM Rem Mag powder suggestions?
« Reply #14 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:
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