7mm Rem Mag, Powder for 180 VLD's

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  1. tjfears

    tjfears

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    I just bought a Remington PSS chambered in 7mm Rem Mag. I will be using it for F class at 1000 yards. I have Winchester brass, Federal 215M primers, and plan on using 180 grain Bergers. Can anyone give me a suggestion on which powder to use? I am looking for a combo of accuracy and speed. Any thoughts on the bullet choice?

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  2. Preacher

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    The 180 Berger is a very good choice with H-4831 powder or H-1000..
    H-1000 will fill the case up better than H-4831 will......
     
  3. bkmrebel

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    I am also trying to work up a load for my 7mm using 180 bergers. I emailed Berger and they were kind enough to email me back with load data with 168's and 180's using different powders. I hope this helps.

    7mm REMINGTON MAGNUM
    Bullet Powder Start Load Approximate Start Velocity MAX LOAD Approximate Max Velocity Fill Ratio
    168 Grain IMR 7828 SSC 62.0 2855 65.3 3002 95.1%
    168 Grain H4831 SC 61.0 2731 64.5 2889 93.4%
    168 Grain RE-22 62.0 2832 65.0 2984 96.2%
    168 Grain H1000 66.0 2826 69.5 2987 100.1%
    !68 Grain NORMA MRP2 65.0 2812 68.5 2970 102.4%
    168 Grain WIN WXR 62.0 2838 65.3 2982 95.1%
    168 Grain AA MAG PRO 65.0 2847 68.0 2984 95.9%
    168 Grain Ramshot Magnum 67.0 2845 70.7 3019 98.7%
    168 Grain VIHT N165 62.0 2760 65.3 2892 97.5%
    168 Grain RETUMBO 66.0 2839 70.4 3022 104.7%
    168 Grain RE-19 59.0 2799 62.4 2944 94.3%
    168 Grain IMR 4350 55.5 2802 58.3 2920 88.1%
    168 Grain IMR 4831 57.5 2772 60.5 2897 90.8%
    168 Grain AA XMR 3100 61.0 2743 64.5 2888 96.5%
    168 Grain VIHT N560 62.0 2851 65.6 3014 94.0%
    168 Grain RE- 25 64.5 2875 67.8 3012 101.9%
    168 Grain NORMA MRP 62.5 2868 65.7 3007 95.1%

    7mm REMINGTON MAGNUM
    Bullet Powder Start Load Approximate Start Velocity Max Load Approximate Max Velocity Fill Ratio
    180 Grain IMR 7828 SSC 58.0 2627 61.3 2821 91.3%
    180 Grain H4831 SC 59.0 2642 62.4 2793 92.4%
    180 Grain RE-25 60.5 2700 63.7 2831 98.0%
    180 Grain H1000 61.0 2605 64.0 2740 95.1%
    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 Ram Shot Mag 63.5 2692 66.8 2844 95.5%
    180 Grain VIHT N560 58.5 2692 61.5 2826 90.2%
    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 H4350 54.5 2627 57.2 2743 86.8%
     
  4. Jeffvn

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    I'm using both RL-25,65.0 grains) and H1000,66.4) with my 7WSM and the 180 Bergers seated way out in long throated chamber in my F-Class rig. Both powders work well; the H1000 is a touch slower in velocity, but better ES and SD.

    JeffVN
     
  5. o2fish

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    Hey Guys do you recall what the OAL with the 180 Bergers are???
    In 7mm Rem Mag.
    Thanx
     

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