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7mm remington magnum loads
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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 10:46 PM
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I need to know if anyone has load data for 7mm rem mag using the 180 gr berger vld's preferably with retumbo or supreem 780 or imr 4831



 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 10:55 PM
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i dont sadly even hodgdon's data only goes up to 175's , u could use that data for a start and safely work ur way up in ur rifle ...

u'll have to click accept the agreement and then choose ur caliber on the next page but the link to hodgdon ( they make-erm peddle all the powder u listed btw )

http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp



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 Posted: Mon Jan 18th, 2010 11:00 PM
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umm try scrolling thru this link too :wink:

http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f28/berger-7mm-180-gr-reloading-data-48548/



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Just an FYI you will proabably need a 1 in 8 to a 1 in 9 twist barrel to stabilize these bullets. If you are using a factory barrel I believe the 7mm Rem Mag. twist is 1 in 12.

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I have a 1 in 9 1/4 factory twist in my 700 and yeah no one has load data for those i have tried a few my self and they stabilize fine but not sure if i am starting to low I haven't chronyed them yet but i tried 63 grains of supreem 780 and i am getting no sign of pressure problems ww cases and wlr primers fair accuracy 2 inch groups at 100



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from the last link i posted the fellows commenting there said that they had had good luck writing/calling ( one or the other ? ) berger about loading data for the bullets



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i will have to give that a try thanks fryboy



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for any one looking for the same info here is the data from berger

7mm REMINGTON MAGNUM
Bullet Powder Start Appx Start fps Max Load Apprx Max fps Fill Ratio

180 Grain IMR 7828SSC 58.0 2627 61.3 2821 91.3%
180 Grain H4831SC 59.0 2642 62.4 2793 92.4%
180 Grain RE-25 60.5 2700 63.7 2831 98.0%
180 Grain H1000 62.5 2672 66.0 2830 102.1%
180 Grain NORMA MRP2 62.0 2683 65.5 2838 100.2%
180 Grain WIN WXR 58.0 2659 61.3 2801 91.3%
180 Grain AA Mag Pro 61.0 2671 64.4 2824 93.0%
180 Grain RamShot Mag 63.5 2692 66.8 2844 95.5%
180 Grain VIHT N560 58.5 2692 61.5 2826 90.2%
180 Grain H4350 54.5 2627 57.2 2743 86.8%
180 Grain RETUMBO 63.0 2710 66.4 2849 101.0%
180 Grain VIHT N165 58.0 2585 61.3 2720 93.8%
180 Grain RE-22 57.0 2628 60.3 2771 91.2%
180 Grain IMR 4831 53.5 2594 56.6 2719 86.6%
180 Grain US869 71.5 2683 75.5 2870 111.8%
180 Grain Hybrid 100V 53.0 2606 56.0 2720 91.7%
180 Grain IMR 4350 52.0 2633 54.7 2747 87.4%



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Slingshot wrote:
Just an FYI you will proabably need a 1 in 8 to a 1 in 9 twist barrel to stabilize these bullets. If you are using a factory barrel I believe the 7mm Rem Mag. twist is 1 in 12.

Jeff / Slingshot


It depends on the manufacturer as well as barrel length, my savage has a standard 1:9" twist with a 28" barrel, I use a 150 gr nosler ballistic tip over 63gr of imr 4831= 3130 fps, 3300 ft/lbs, it is a wicked long range round. As well as my hunting load.



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Long Range Target or Hunting with those bullets? Just wondering is all...not that I have an opinion on the matter. I've considered building a 7mm WSM for long...long range shooting and if Berger has 180gr pills, I imagine they are one long a$$ SoB! It seems 7mm WSM's are really popular for long range shooting.



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Look's like you got data. If any of it doesn't work, use 175gr data, start low and work up.



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i use nosler 160 grain partitions with imr 4350 at 3000 fps and 1/2 inch group. im going to be going to imr 4831 as soon as i finish what i have loaded.
i bet your group will shrink if you go to a flat base bullet



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4831 seems to be a great powder choice for the 7mag. my 150gr ballistic tips and that powder, My savage just loves this combination. quick, hard hitting, and accurate. Whats not to love. The terminal ballistics down range(100+yards) is superb.



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I've reloaded 7mm rem mag with IMR4831 and h4831 SC. Heard lots of good things about H1000 and have been thinking about picking up a pound. My rifle seems to love a diet of 160gr bullets the best. It's a remmington 700 bdl 24" barrel and a 1:9 twist. I loaded up to 175 gr bullets and as low as 140gr. Based on my notes the best recipie for accuracy (100,200,400,600 yrd groups) using 160gr was metering at 3050fps ~5ft from muzzle using IMR4831. Max deviation was 22.4fps, average deviation was 13.6fps. Been using CCI magnum primers. If anyone has some real data with h1000 and IMR or H4831 using the same bullet it would be much appreciated.



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My savage has a full length 28'' barrel with the 1:9" twist.



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westCoastmountainman wrote: 4831 seems to be a great powder choice for the 7mag.
My last 7mm Mag turned into a .280 Mtn Rifle.  The 2.5lbs of weight loss was perfect for a guy hitting the 60 mark.

That said, H4831 will not hit quite the speeds of IMR 7828, R22, and similar slower powders, but the options rarely shoot with better accuracy, especially with medium weight (139/140gr) bullets.  At the top end of the bullet weight range, I think you'll find that you will lose a lot of that magnum advantage, and some combinations will be at the same level as a top end .280 load.



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I've got the new Berger book if anyone needs any info from it.



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