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Thread: 7mm rem mag reloading

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    7mm rem mag reloading

    Hey team.
    Wanting to reload my 7mm rem mag. Currently shoot 162 precision hunter eldx with good grouping. Just wanting to get a bit of an idea on what brew people are running. What powders, primers cases people are using ect. Any help would be much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucky12 View Post
    Hey team.
    Wanting to reload my 7mm rem mag. Currently shoot 162 precision hunter eldx with good grouping. Just wanting to get a bit of an idea on what brew people are running. What powders, primers cases people are using ect. Any help would be much appreciated
    Hey mate. I've been doing a bit of research on this recently as well.

    Going to give 162g ELD-M a hoon with AR2217, Norma cases and federal large magnum primers. Will run a ladder test over the next couple of weeks and let you know how I get on.

    Really interested to hear what others are running too.

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    My load:

    Tikka T3x, full length factory fluted barrel, dpt suppressor

    Norma brass
    Fed 215 primers
    162 ELD-X
    63.5gr IMR4831
    30thou jump
    2970fps

    I am chopping it to 21 this year and will likely be trying reloader 23 with the 162 ELD-X

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    Exact rifle set up I run minus the fluted barel. Cheers for the advice

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    I had trouble getting decent groups with the 162 Eld x using either 2217 or 2225 despite them both being popular. Ended up running ladder test using 2213sc. Current sweet spots for my tikka:

    69 grains 2213sc
    162 eldx
    Norma Brass
    MV = 2990

    70.5 grain 2213sc
    154 sst
    Norma brass
    Yet to test for MV but accuracy is wicked.

    Cheers

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    Borden Timberline action with a 25” Bartlein 2b.
    Norma brass with turned necks and 2 thou’ tension.
    Fed 215 GMM primers.
    67 grains of RE26.
    ELD-M 180s.
    91 mm OAL.
    2850 fps.

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    i dropped down bullet weight to 140gr nosler partitions. seems to like my rem 700 lr

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    There are so many options that work well in 7mm rem mag. I've played around with a a few different combos and have landed on

    162 ELD-X
    cci 250 primers
    AR 2217 72.5 grains
    Federal brass
    That combo gets me reliable 3060fps from a 24 inch barrel on my Sako A7.

    Before that I was using 162 ELD-X
    CCI 250 primers
    AR 2213sc 67 grains
    Winchester brass
    That load was at 2930 fps

    Also had 160 tmks at 3100 fps
    Cci 250 primers
    AR 2217 74 grains
    Federal brass


    Mate of mine shoots the 160 tmks out of his Tikka t3 with good results at 3040 fps using
    cci 250 primers
    AR 2217 73.5 grains
    Federal brass

    Fun times ahead

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    i found 2225 or RL25 best (better speed and grps than 2217) in REM700 7mmRM with 150 -160 gn pills
    Rated M for Magnum likes this.

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    Cheers for all the advice guys. Have gone with ar 2225 with federal large magnum primers Norma brass and 162 grain eldx. Will let yas know how I get on when I get the chance

 

 

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