7-08 Loads


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roc1
August 30, 2010, 11:09 PM
I am looking for a good 7-08 load for my Ruger Hawkeye. I am using 120gr Sierra now but would like to try others. I use H380 and IMR 4064 powders. What do you guys load? The Ruger is a 9 1/2 twist I believe.
Thanks
roc1

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Mal H
August 30, 2010, 11:15 PM
You might want to check out the September issue of American Rifleman. They have a detailed article on handloading for that caliber using a good selection of bullets and powders.

dakotasin
August 31, 2010, 12:58 AM
i've had great luck w/ h-380 and varget w/ 120's.

roc1
August 31, 2010, 12:48 PM
I did just read that article. Thanks
roc1

Peter M. Eick
August 31, 2010, 02:43 PM
I have had good luck with 140 grn sierra SPBTHP's. 43.5 grns of imr 4064 gives me the best accuracy. I did a work up with 3031 and the sierra 140 SP and found 40.0 grns was best accuracy.

My best groups are running with the 120 grn spire sierra and 41 grns of varget.

Obviously check a decent sierra load book to make sure I did not typo something. Everything was shot with WLR primers, Federal brass and loaded to 2.795 COL.

roc1
August 31, 2010, 04:21 PM
Thanks again for good info
roc1

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