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7-08 Loads

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by roc1, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. roc1

    roc1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. Mal H

    Mal H Administrator

    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.
  3. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    i've had great luck w/ h-380 and varget w/ 120's.
  4. roc1

    roc1 Well-Known Member

    I did just read that article. Thanks
  5. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. roc1

    roc1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks again for good info

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