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7 mag recipe (real world)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Covelo-NdN, Nov 6, 2016.

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  1. Covelo-NdN

    Covelo-NdN Member

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    Hello High Road Reloaders,

    Salutations from Mendocino County California. This thread is in regards to 7 MM load data recipes.

    For my 8 year sobriety birthday (10/27/16) I bough a Winchester Extreme Weather in 7MM. I'm a recovering Meth Addicted and Alcoholic, every year I try buy myself a rifle.

    Anyway I am interested in any recipes that you have cooked up that I've shot exceptionally well out of your rifles.

    Since I live in the state of California we are subject here in a few years (2018) to using only copper bullets. I am leaning towards the TTSX in a 140 grain or a 150 grain.

    I currently shooting Nosler out of my go to feather weight 270 Win. Wish I could just stay with Nosler AB.

    Can anyone provide your thoughts, photos, real world speeds etc.....
     
  2. LoonWulf
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    Ive been shooting 73.5grn of retumbo (this has been a safe but hot load), under a 162grn Amax for almost 8 years now. 400rounds thru three 7remmags and the only thing ive changed is coal based on mag length. My velocity has been pretty constant between 3k and 3050 for all three guns. I load this recipe for another friend of mine with a 7.

    Before that i used 63grns of imr4350, behind a 139grn sst. Didnt own a chronograph but accuracy was top notch in the 2 7mms i had at the time. I went as high as 64 with that load but it was hot, and accuracy deteriorated after 63.
     
  3. Leatherstocking

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    57 grns IMR 4831 for the 150 TSX. CCI 200 primer, not a magnum primer. Various brands of brass. I'm told this is a light load. 1moa accuracy in my Savage.
     
  4. Muddydogs

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    I load for my 7mm Rem Mag, can't tell ya much about the Barnes bullet except I'm not impressed with there TTSX bullet out of my buddies 30-06. The last 4 elk he has killed with the Barnes I have not been impressed with the wound channel, exit hole or penetration at all. Like you I like the Accubond, I shoot the 165 grain for elk well everything actually.
    This year I put 6 rounds in 2 elk in less then a minute and had them down within 30 yards of each other at 80 to 110 yards shooting off hand. At first I was questioning the AB bullet since the first shot on both animals provided little visual feedback but after skinning and quartering both I found my first shot was probably through the lungs and did quite extensive damage but the animals acted like they weren't hit at all. With the second shots I knew the animal knew it was hit and I guess my 3rd shot was just for good measure. I guess I expected to see more reaction with the cow I shot first, the bull was so horny he walked out in the open after I put 3 in the cow so he probably didn't feel a thing until he dropped dead. On both animals I put one of the rounds through the off side front shoulder and recovered the bullets against the hide, they retained 65 and 68 percent of there bullet weight after breaking the shoulder bone. Then the real work began.
     
  5. Leatherstocking

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    Never used the TTSX, but good results with the TSX on whitetails. About 10 DRT one shot kills from 50-200 yd . I did use 2 shots once, but did not hit him in the boiler room first shot, my bad. Always an exit hole, never recovered a bullet. Did a bunch of testing on water filled milk jugs, all 100% weight retention. Expanded bullets looked just like the ads.
     
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