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finding an accurate load for my 7mm mag in a tikka?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Muley, Apr 20, 2009.

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  1. Muley

    Muley Member

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    I'm going start working up a hunting load for my T3 in 7 rem mag. I was wanting to get a head start by asking some of you what some of the more accurate hard hitting loads are for this particular setup. I'd like to try out hornady 162gr. a-max, or something else with a high b.c.
    Any info is mucho appreciated.
     
  2. NCsmitty

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    In the Hornady line, the A-Max is not truly designed as a game bullet. You would be much better off using the 154gr interbond with a BC of .525. It's designed to hold together in hunting situations.
    I'm sure some have used the A-Max for hunting but it's primarily for long range target shooting.
    Go to the different bullet sites and do some research.

    Do you need some load sites like www.hodgdon.com and others?

    NCsmitty
     
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    I do not reload, but my 7 mag is very partial to federal premium 165 gr Sierra Gameking. It shoots matchking even better, but after ruining a deer with this soft bullet I hope I can keep them seperate in the future--
     
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    162 hornady btsp's over ~70 grains rl-25 is great in my 7 mag.

    150 sierra gamekings and h-4831 is a load my brother really likes.

    my other 7 rem mag likes 160 sierra gamekings and rl-22.

    if you can't find a happy load w/ one of those 3 powders, it probably doesn't exist in that rifle.
     
  5. shaggy430

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    I like 160 Accubonds and H4831. Find the powder weight in a manual.
     
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     I do not reload, but my 7 mag is very partial to federal preium
    



    Mine too, I've always used federal premium 160 grain partitions and had very good luck, I'm about to try to work up a load
     
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    Try one of the Bergers. You get your high BC and alot of people say good things about them on large game-

    My 7mm load:

    Winchester Brass
    168 VLD Berger jammed into the lands
    CCI LMR primer
    67 grains of h1000

    *note wont fit in the mag*
     
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