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7mm-08 Rem - 150 grain bullets - Favorite Powder #14538123 02/04/20
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I am sure that if I spent enough time searching I could probably come to a pretty good conclusion, but most of the conversations I have found seem to focus on the lightweight 120's to the midweight 140's. I'm really interested in working with the Hornady 150 grain ELD-X bullets, and even though it might be covered already somewhere maybe those in the know won't mind posting on a new thread.

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I like H-4350 with the ELD-X 150gn. 44gn hits a node in a 20" bbl.

Re: 7mm-08 Rem - 150 grain bullets - Favorite Powder [Re: 300Winnie] #14538208 02/04/20
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I liked H4895. I tried the usually 4064, Varget/RL15 route but couldn't get the velocity out of them that 4895 could deliver.


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I have worked up loads with Hunter and Big Game to try when it warms up.

Tried RL16, wasn’t impressed.

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Pharmseller has strongly recommended BIg Game with the 150 ELDX multiple times on this site.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt.../14166938/re-rl-16-and-7-08#Post14166938

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Re: 7mm-08 Rem - 150 grain bullets - Favorite Powder [Re: 300Winnie] #14539680 02/04/20
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45.6 of RL-17 gets me 3/4” groups and 2,770fps from a 22”.

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Another powder to try is Power Pro 2000mr I have gotten good speed out of it. Another slightly less is W760.

Re: 7mm-08 Rem - 150 grain bullets - Favorite Powder [Re: 300Winnie] #14540933 02/04/20
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Re: 7mm-08 Rem - 150 grain bullets - Favorite Powder [Re: Slope77] #14540959 02/04/20
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Originally Posted by Slope77
Pharmseller has strongly recommended BIg Game with the 150 ELDX multiple times on this site.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbt.../14166938/re-rl-16-and-7-08#Post14166938


Pay attention to this load.

Deer and elk. 2790 FPS. Plenty potent.



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Re: 7mm-08 Rem - 150 grain bullets - Favorite Powder [Re: 300Winnie] #14551150 02/07/20
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Guess I will try and find some Big Game again. Since you wrote that I have looked for it twice and ended up using H414.

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I did some for the DA and used H-414.

It was the same load that i use in my 7x57.

He had not shot it till then and was liking the groups.

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Ive tried H414, Varget, RL16 and Big Game with 150 gr NBT's. I have found that the 150 gr NBT's shoot best with Big Game powder!


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Shorter range deer hunters should try the 150g Sierra btsp, loudest PLOP you have ever heard!

Again, R#17

I have a load with the 150g nosler long range accubond with R#19 with a cci 250 that is awesome at some distance. This works out great because this bullet really likes to jump, another loud plop on deer.

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Big Game works for me.


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Told ya.



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Re: 7mm-08 Rem - 150 grain bullets - Favorite Powder [Re: 300Winnie] #14551860 02/07/20
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Never could get Big Game to shoot well in a couple of 7-08’s, but H4350 has always performed. A 150 at 2,700 works, but I prefer the 140 at 2,800. Kicks less, works equally well.


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Originally Posted by Brad
Never could get Big Game to shoot well in a couple of 7-08’s, but H4350 has always performed. A 150 at 2,700 works, but I prefer the 140 at 2,800. Kicks less, works equally well.


Speaking from experience, he’s right.



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Anyone try Power Pro 4000mr. Looks to me you can get more of it in the case than many of the other

slow powder like RL26. RL26 worked pretty well in my Tikka with 160 grain bullets. Biggest problem with

7mm-08 is getting enough in the case. I know get a bigger gun.

Re: 7mm-08 Rem - 150 grain bullets - Favorite Powder [Re: 300Winnie] #14593435 02/21/20
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Powder options are pretty sketchy...at least for the popular ones...decided to give IMR Enduron 4166 a whirl. When it finally warms up enough to enjoy being outside I'll report the results.

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BLC-2, H414, H4350, CFE223


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