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reloading recipe for 7mm eld x

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by budget_gunner, Jan 10, 2016.

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  1. budget_gunner

    budget_gunner Member

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    anyone have a starter recipe for the 162 grain eld x for 7mm rem mag. any info to help get started would be appreciated
     
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    What may I ask is an "eld x"?

    GS
     
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    Hornady's new high BC hunting bullets complete with non-melting plastic tips.


    OP, I've heard that if you call and ask, Hornady will sometimes give you starting load data for their new products.
     
  4. ZWCoffindaffer

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    Depends on what powder you are using. I would try hodgdons website if it's Hodgdon or IMR. If you have a Hornady manual I would use a little less than what it list for the 154 gn sst since it's the most similar bullet.
     
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    Please let me know what you think of those bullets if you make it to the range. I've been really wanting to try them but it's hard to find them still and haven't seen any reviews
     
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    Hope this helps
     

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    thank you ZWCoffindaffer
     
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    Ok, if they are a cup & core projectile, just use jacketed data of similar or same weight bullets. Hodgdon, Hornady, Alliant, pretty much any published data for a bullet of same bullet description, they are all good sources for a load table.

    Powders to use would be those published for that weight jacketed bullet. I just performed a development using RL22 for 160 gr. Speer's. I also tried some IMR7828, H4831, IMR-4831. RL22 was most accurate in my rifle, that's not to say it will be in your's. I also was averaging almost 3k fps without experiencing pressure issues.

    As far as OAL is concerned, seat them to the oal that produces the best accuracy, and fits the magazine.

    But there are a plenty of good powder options for that cartridge, just pick one that looks like it will get you into the velocity range you're seeking, and then start the development process, which is the fun stuff, IMO.

    GS
     
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    gamestalker, may i ask what primers you use? ill be trying my luck with rl22 first and ive got winchester lrm primers
     
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