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    7-08 and 150 ELDX

    Anyone loading these just keen to know what powder I started a ladder with 2208 but it maybe a bit fast burning.

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    Have loaded these for friends , 40 grs of 2208 gave 2700 fps in a tikka t3 and 41 grs of 2208 gave 2740 fps in a Ruger Hawkeye. Those bullets worked very well in those rifles. The loads are up there so work up to them.

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    I'll be starting load development this week with 150gn eldx and 2209 for my 17" barrrel 708
    Will start a thread at some stage.

    The factory loaded hornandy precision sees me at a little over 2500fps, so hoping I can claw back a little velocity after my barrel chop but in reality even at that velocity it's enough to a reasonable distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooseman View Post
    Have loaded these for friends , 40 grs of 2208 gave 2700 fps in a tikka t3 and 41 grs of 2208 gave 2740 fps in a Ruger Hawkeye. Those bullets worked very well in those rifles. The loads are up there so work up to them.
    Awesome I started at 40.5 and got stamping so I've gone down to 38 and are going up from there

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    20" tikka, 2208 , 41gn = 2630fps. Stupidly accurate and no preasure signs in my rifle. Note high capacity Winchester brass and longer COAL.(73mm)
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    I run them with RL16 in my 7-08, get 2750fps from 22 in bbl.

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    I initially tried RL17 and got more velocity but accuracy node was on the edge of overpressure, got a bit funky come summer. Lower node was no faster than 2208. RL16 probably a good option if you can find it! That said nothing wrong with 2208
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