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    7x57 loads

    Question for the 7mm Mauser owners
    It looks like ADIís 2208 load data seems fairly conservative
    I presume in deference to the Boer war era Mauserís
    From various threads on the forum I see loads of 44 gr mentioned which is
    Over max.
    Not after anyoneís load ( and donít suggest 2209 ) but with a 130 gr what loads are people using ?
    Thanks
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    I use 50gr w760 with 140gr.
    Not much help I know but I used the max data as a start point. I use the same approach with 6.5 x 55 for the same reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    Question for the 7mm Mauser owners
    It looks like ADI’s 2208 load data seems fairly conservative
    I presume in deference to the Boer war era Mauser’s
    From various threads on the forum I see loads of 44 gr mentioned which is
    Over max.
    Not after anyone’s load ( and don’t suggest 2209 ) but with a 130 gr what loads are people using ?
    Thanks
    Greetings @Frogfeatures,
    The 7mm-08 has slightly less capacity than the 7x57 so you could use its data for a rough guide. Hodgdon lists a max of 43.5 grains of Varget with the 130 grain in the 7mm-08 v 42 grains in the 7x57 so the 44 grains you mention would be max in a recent rifle. Stick with the 42 grain load for any older rifles. Either load would work and you would struggle to tell the difference.
    Regards Grandpamac.
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