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I just had my 700 Remington re barreled with a Broughton 7mm Remington Mag 1 in9 twist 26". I have never owned a 7mm Rem mag before. I am looking for some pet loads to start with in the 130gr to 175gr. I will be shooting from 100yds to 600yds.
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I am a 7mm fan also. I have the same rifle with the factory barrel. I have a few loads that shoot well. I use Sierra and Hornady bullets only, not that others are not as good, I just prefer them. The Sierra 140 grs. shoot well with Fed 215mag primers and 71.6 grs. of Retumbo aprox 3000fps in Rem cases. It normally keeps five in a nickle at 100yds. 175 gr Hornady's shoot 5 in a just a little over a dime at 2720fps chronied with IMR4831 60.8 grs and CCI250 mag primers Rem cases. Every rifle has it's own peeve's.
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74.5gr MRP under a 140gr TTSX gives me 3150fps and tight groups.
63.1 gr RL 19 168gr SMK is right at 2950 with bug holes.
65-66gr RL 19 with 140s is another great load for me.
A stiff load of IMR 4831 with 145gr Speer BTs also shoots great.
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I run 66.3gr IMR7828 and a 160 Accubond. 2975 fps out of my 24" barrel with groups averaging just over .5" from my factory tube. I get about 20.75 moa drop from 200 to 1000.
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My freakishly accurate Sendero likes H4831SC and a 162gr Amax. This load is warm at 65.5gr in my gun so procceed with caution.
Norma Brass and 210M primers.
This bullet has performed flawlessly at all distances and on a wide veriaty of game. From Prarie dogs to Coyotes to Mule deer.
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160 Sierra SPBT, 65 gr RL-22, Win case, Fed 215 match primer. Easily over 3,000 fps with excellent accuracy and great results on game.
The same weight Nosler Partition bullet can be used if deeper penetration is required.
Also... Sierra and Nosler 175's perform very well when loaded for roughly 2900 fps.
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150gr NBT's pushed buy IMR 4831 has always shot well in most 7mm mags I've loaded for, start at 62.0 grains which should chrono just over 3000 fps out of a 24" barrel. Nosler's #4 guide list 66.0grs as max. I've always found best accuracy near the bottom with this load using Fed 215 match primers.
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Some folks will tell you a 7mm Rem mag isn't enough gun for elk... Rubbish!
This bull taken with a single 175 Nosler Partition with complete penetration through the boiler room at about 180 yards:
That load was 2930 fps from a 24" factory barrel, with the old H870 powder which is no longer made. I've been working towards a replacement for several years off and on. Believe Retumbo is going to do it for me.