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    Sako problems

    Hi guys I have a sako 85 7mm rem mag that doesn't seem to be shooting that flash, iv done a heap of load testing and it doesn't seem to be liking the obvious powder/projectile etc combination that every other 7mm mag likes? In the end iv settled on a load using 2209 with the amax which shoots under an inch but I'm getting bugger all speed then what I'd like for long range shooting? I have heard there have been faults with the 85 model I'm just wondering if anyone else has encountered something similar and knows the answer?? I thought about getting the action trued and see if that fixes it? It's bloody starting to cost me some money already !
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    What's the speed?

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    Tell us about the loads you have tried and the results
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Well iv tried 2217, 2225, 2209 and re22, with 162 amax, Norma brass federal magnum primers, just touching. Going to try some 160 accubond and see if that makes a difference. So far with 2217, 2225 and re22 the groups have all been about 2 inch or more. It seems to like the 09 as every grain interval shot under an inch which is abit promising?

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    Some 7RM Sakos don't like the 162, their twist rate at 9.5 can be on the edge of being a little slow.

    The 160 ABs will hopefully sort your issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Some 7RM Sakos don't like the 162, their twist rate at 9.5 can be on the edge of being a little slow.

    The 160 ABs will hopefully sort your issues
    Yes -but are poor killers of light thin skinned game like Sika, so then the 150 Nosler Ballistic Tip is the next best projectile compared to the amax when the twist rate isn't your friend.

    The 150 BT can give some spectacular boom-flop results
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Fingers crossed men

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    Give the pill some jump. 0.020" and see how you go.
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    150 nosler BTs are worth the effort. they seem to be really easy to find accuracy with. and work well on game

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    Cheers for the help, hopefully it will sort it.
    Iv got some 140 BT's so ill give them a crack too. I'm hoping the noslerLR pills will be a shooter also, when I can find the 150s

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    get your best load and then try seating them down 1mm at a time to you get down to factory length.
    it worked in my 22-250 and 6.5
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    You may want to use a slower powder than 2209 which is ideal for smaller centre fire calibres i.e. 243
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