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Good Luck with 2000-MR

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by DanTheFarmer, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. DanTheFarmer

    DanTheFarmer Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Good Evening,

    I'm just back from the range. The tumbler is cleaning my fired cases as I type.

    I fired off 40 rounds loaded with 2000-MR and had good results. I shot 20 each in 7mm-08 and 257 Roberts, 100 yards, 4 groups of 5 rounds each with groups stepping up at .3 grain at a time. The groups got better as the charge went up and was most accurate for each at the listed max load. At max each group had 4 touching or covered by a quarter and 1 flyer (probably the shooter, lots of distractions at the range today). Velocity was slightly under listed for the 257 Roberts and significantly under for the 7mm-08, but still enough to turn Bambi into venison when given the chance.

    The really nice thing was that this success with previously "difficult" bullets. I shot 87 grain Sierra Pro Hunters for the 257 Roberts and 145 grain Speer Hot Core (not the BTSP) for the 7mm-08. Previously I'd tried the Hornady Interlock 87 grain and the 145 grain Speer with a bunch of different powders and couldn't get anything to even resemble a group so this was a good day today.

    I just wanted to share my experience and ask for others' experiences with the new-ish 2000-MR powder.

  2. RentaCop

    RentaCop New Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    Out West
    Sounds like a good powder. I'll be working up some 175 Sierras and 2000-MR in the 8x57 in a couple of weeks.

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