Berger 168 in 7mm

f*tboyz said: Anybody loading Retumbo or RL22 with berger 168 VLD's in 7mm Rem mag? Jst got some for my 7mm Rem mag. Don

s*ndance1972 said: Favorite load so far in my 7mm rem mag is 65 grains re22 and fed 215 primer (load data direct from berger). OAL is 3.460. Took half a box to find the right seating depth, but once i found it, WOW!! Best 3 shot group so far is 7/8" at 200 yards. Rifle is a bone stock rem 700 with 24" barrel.

R*mbo said: Favorite load so far in my 7mm rem mag is 65 grains re22 and fed 215 primer (load data direct from berger). OAL is 3.460. Took half a box to find the right seating depth, but once i found it, WOW!! Best 3 shot group so far is 7/8" at 200 yards. Rifle is a bone stock rem 700 with 24" barrel. Have you chronyed this load?

L*vi Garrett said: No, but loaded 7 mil, 168's , got 1 1/2 inch 5 shot @ 500M , pretty fast 5 also, maybe 60 seconds:)

f*tboyz said: I tried a few with 69 gr of Retumbo, and am trying to find the proper seating depth. Using Bergers suggestion I found 40 thou back was in the ball park, now I need to refine that. Waiting for load from berger. I started with 69 grains as that seemed reasonable based on info from a few folks, and some data from the Hodgdon site. Don

s*ndance1972 said: Have you chronyed this load? If memory serves, it averaged just under 2900. Was going to do more testing but lost the chrony in a friends house fire a few months ago. Fatboyz, if you need the 7mm load data, i printed the e-mail i received from berger so i can put it up if you list the powders you want to try

f*tboyz said: Sundance. You bet. I want to try Retumbo and RL22 Thanks.

m*nitou210 said: If you want to get those 168gr moving you should be trying RL 17 Look at speeds with 180gr in a win 284 CALIBER Previous Max Vel Previous wind drift @ 1000 (10 mph) RL17 Max Vel RL17 wind drift @ 1000 (10 mph) .284 Win, 180 Berger VLD 2840 fps, H4350 55.25" 3003 fps, RL17 50.42" It the the best powder I have ever used in 3006 for speed and accuracy

s*ndance1972 said: Sundance. You bet. I want to try Retumbo and RL22 Thanks. For rl-22 start load is 62gr (approx start velocity 2832fps) Max load is 65gr (velocity is 2984fps 96.2% fill ratio) Retumbo start load is 66gr (approx 2839fps) Max load is 70.4gr (approx 3022fps 104.7% fill ratio) "NOTE!! Load data generated using quick load, a 26" barrel and COAL of 3.290. Yours may be a little different."(Walt berger's words, not mine) Not sure if they actually worked these loads up by hand or used computer software only, but thats what they sent me . Hope this helps, Sundance Any other powder choices, let me know and i will post them for you.

s*ndance1972 said: If you want to get those 168gr moving you should be trying RL 17 Look at speeds with 180gr in a win 284 CALIBER Previous Max Vel Previous wind drift @ 1000 (10 mph) RL17 Max Vel RL17 wind drift @ 1000 (10 mph) .284 Win, 180 Berger VLD 2840 fps, H4350 55.25" 3003 fps, RL17 50.42" It the the best powder I have ever used in 3006 for speed and accuracy Ummm...pardon?

f*tboyz said: Manitou I thought RL22 was more designed for the big mags like the 7, and RL17 for 270 and 30-06 and the like? Thanks for the info Sundance. I can refine things out a bit now.




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