Hello the highroad, I've been working on some reloads for the seven mag I put together I'd like to share my results, ask for an opinion and share my enjoyment. I live in California we're very soon lead core bullets will be outlawed. I'm going to shoot Barnes. So here's where I'm at so far. I bought the 140 and 150 grain TTSX rounds for the seven mag. I wanted to shoot it a heavier bullet but the 140s do better than the 150s. The image attached is a 140 ttsx chronographed at 2842 fps using h4831sc @ 3.240 COAL. The cold bore shot was the bullseye. Then it opened up. So here is what I'm wanting to know. Should I be happy with this speed? 2842 fps? Should I be happy with this bullet weight? The answer to my own question is probably yes but I'm seeking for opinions I guess. The reason why I like the H4831sc is because I reload that for the 30-06, and the 270 Winchester. So sticking with that powder is just easier for me I've tried are all R22 with pretty decent results. But that means buying a new powder. I think what that's me kind of wondering about this bullet & powder choice is that these numbers really aren't too far off from a 270 Winchester yet this is a 7 mm magnum should not be going faster with a heavier weight? I imagine that this seven mag with this set up will have a better trajectory then a 270. So would you be happy with the results here? with this speed, with this weight, I mean after all it is a hunting rifle and I think it's a pretty decent group? I'm really limited TV all copper bullets here in California?