7mm 08

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  1. BULLET 05

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    I am going to help a buddy reload some 100 gr bullets for his 7mm 08. Any suggestions on powder. I have h335, varget, benchmark, N133 and a couple other powders on hand. I may have h 4350 too. Any help appreciated
     
  2. centerlineseal

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    I've had some good success with H4350. 120gr NBT @ 2,945 fps. never shot any 100 grainers, ... what are they?
     
  3. bobm

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    Of those powders Varget will be the better choice with light bullets.
     
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  5. Fulano

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    I'm shooting IMR-4451 and 120 TTSX in a Kimber 84M. Consistently accurate. You might try that. It's about 3% "faster" than H4350.
     
  6. XTR

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    Agree with the above, probably Varget with light bullets.
     
  7. Scott Harris

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    Varget has worked great with all bullet weights for us.
     
  8. gunsandgunsmithing

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    A friend has a Cooper that shoots 110 gr Speer TNT's with h414, unbelievably well. Absolute tack driving hunting rifle. Very light rifle with Christensen Arms carbon wrapped barrel. Unreal, how well that rifle shoots. I might have his load data at my shop as I load his ammo for him.
     
  9. bobm

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    Agreed , I have same experiences. Prior to Varget hitting the U.S. in 1994 my go to propellant for most weights in 7-08 was IMR 4064. I still use a lot of it in some of my 7-08 rifles. Other excellent 7-08 powders are IMR 4895, IMR 4320, H 4895, RL15, N140 and both 4350's. I was never impressed with H414,WW760, H380 in my guns. I have yet to experiment with the Enduron products. No need with my present powder inventory.
     
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  10. KMart

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    IMR 4166 can also shoot well in that burn rate. Varget is just about right, though.
     

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