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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14183810 10/07/19
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I have a new to me Steyr 7mm-08.

20" bbl, 44.00gn of H-4350, Lapua brass, Federal 210m primer, Hornaday 150gn ELD-X, 2606 ft/s.

3 shot group at 1038 yards, 6.25".

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14185604 10/07/19
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Played the Kimber roulette with a Kimber stainless 7mm-08. Running some old loads from a past 7-08 and found most were a bit tight in the chamber. Then I found 4 that were seated slightly deeper. Three of them went into a dime-sized group.
I saved thte 4th one to measure to shorten the others.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: mathman] #14185640 10/07/19
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Originally Posted by mathman
Are the Ballistic Tips seated straight?

What's all the 5 shots then 3 shots about?


I only checked run out on three rounds. All three were at .003.


The three shot measurements were for my own curiosity.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14190287 10/09/19
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My favorite load presently is 47.0 grains of H414 popped by a CCI 250 mag primer and pushing a 145 gr. Speer BTSP. Easy 3 shot MOA groups and 2760 fps out of my 18 1/2 inch barrel. Seems pretty fast for the short barrel and when I shoot this 20 rounds up hunting this year I may reduce it 1/2 grain. I did the work up in 90+ degree weather no issues. This model seven has a pretty short throat.

Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14190586 10/09/19
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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: Axtell] #14195855 10/11/19
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Originally Posted by Axtell
I have a new to me Steyr 7mm-08.

20" bbl, 44.00gn of H-4350, Lapua brass, Federal 210m primer, Hornaday 150gn ELD-X, 2606 ft/s.

3 shot group at 1038 yards, 6.25".



why you shoot odd 1038 yards? and not a even 1000 yards? sounds a bit fishy one might say

Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: Cassman] #14196247 10/12/19
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Originally Posted by Cassman
Originally Posted by Axtell
I have a new to me Steyr 7mm-08.

20" bbl, 44.00gn of H-4350, Lapua brass, Federal 210m primer, Hornaday 150gn ELD-X, 2606 ft/s.

3 shot group at 1038 yards, 6.25".



why you shoot odd 1038 yards? and not a even 1000 yards? sounds a bit fishy one might say

Your couch smells fishy

Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14196268 10/12/19
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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: Cassman] #14196621 10/12/19
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Originally Posted by Cassman
Originally Posted by Axtell
I have a new to me Steyr 7mm-08.

20" bbl, 44.00gn of H-4350, Lapua brass, Federal 210m primer, Hornaday 150gn ELD-X, 2606 ft/s.

3 shot group at 1038 yards, 6.25".



why you shoot odd 1038 yards? and not a even 1000 yards? sounds a bit fishy one might say


That is the distance from bench to target stand. No idea why it is that distance but it is over 1000 so that is all that matters.

The load described is loaded the same care and techniques as my bench rifles. Actually I have 8 perfect brass,in all respects, out of a box of 100 Lapua's

It is a deer rifle with a 6X scope (SWFA).

It was shot in hunter class at our club shoot (for fun), winner put 3 into <3", rifle max. weight <10.5 pounds scope no more than 9X.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14201234 10/14/19
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I load for 3 rifles all of which are model 7 w/18" barrels and hit 1" or less at 100yds using 45gr imr4350 and 140gr nosler BT. I have recently started using reloader powder in some of my other rifles with really good results so next time I load for the model 7 I think I will try some in them.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14201951 10/14/19
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I've been using 48.5 grains of H4350 with a 140 grain Accubond in my wife's Rem 700 Mtn Rifle for a bit over 2800 fps and sub MOA accuracy. It's killed a bunch of animals up to elk size with no problems.

Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: bowmanh] #14201964 10/14/19
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Originally Posted by bowmanh
I've been using 48.5 grains of H4350 with a 140 grain Accubond in my wife's Rem 700 Mtn Rifle for a bit over 2800 fps and sub MOA accuracy. It's killed a bunch of animals up to elk size with no problems.


Good all-around load there. I shoot 48gr with a 140 for 2,700fps in a 18.5" barrel.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14283047 11/15/19
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I have a new to me Vanguard carbine with a 20" bbl that I will start experimenting with 120 & 140 gr bullets. I've noticed a lot of Big Game, RL 15 & 17; 4064, H -414, etc....Since we have to use Temp stable powders now, who has tried RL 16?


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14283303 11/15/19
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Haven't tried RL-16 yet, but Big Game had been temp-stable in every cartridge I've tried it in so far, which includes rounds from the .243 Winchester to 9.3x62. Oh, and the 7mm-08.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14284852 11/16/19
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Thanks Mule Deer, I sure like the Ramshot powders. Is Big Game the best of the Ramshot stuff for being temp stable? I got some great loads in a couple cartridges with Hunter but I am concerned I could run into trouble in temp extremes, same for Magnum it work great in my "bob" with 117 Interlocks & 115 Partitions.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: C_ROY] #14284912 11/16/19
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C ROY,

Big Game has been the most temp-stable in my tests across a variety of cartridges, but Magnum has been pretty good as well in a smaller range of rounds--but it's more of a specialty powder than Big Game. Hunter tends to lose around 100 fps from 70 to zero in most rounds, but whether that makes any difference in POI depends on the rifle. TAC is VERY temp-stable in the rounds it was designed for, the .223/5.56 and .308/7.62, but not so much in cartridges outside that basic powder capacity/caliber ratio.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14285265 11/16/19
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I’ve killed deer elk and antelope with my 7mm-08 from snow to t-shirt temperatures. I saw no appreciable difference in velocity.

Big Game is all I use in 4 7mm-08 rifles, all Tikkas. Bullets include 120 BT, 120 TTSX, 140 Partition/Accubond/VLD, and 150 eldx.





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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14354779 12/09/19
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This load posted a 6.25" (3 shot) group at 1038 yards.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #14355464 12/09/19
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I wanted one load to do everything in my T3SL. Worked out to be 46 grains of H414 under a 154 SST. Accurate and kills fast.


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Just finished loading up a stash of 140 gr Accubond 2nds, over 48.0 grs of H4350.
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