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Thread: Looking for Sako carbon light 7mmRM load data

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    Looking for Sako carbon light 7mmRM load data

    I run 162eldx in a 22in barrel over 71gr 2217 in Norma brass. It's good for 2920fps but could do better for consistency and a little more accuracy. More velocity would be sweet but not necessary.

    Who the guru for Sako load development?
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    @GregD has an epic load for that rifle. If you search his posts you will probably find it. Was a warning that it is very hot
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    Tried adjusting seating depth?
    Annealing the necks of the cases?
    Changing primers?
    Tweaking the powder charge?
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    Welcome to Sako club.

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    You should be able to get 3k with that. Ive found retumbo/2225 pretty good for velocity in the 7mm mag. H1000 a bit slower but better consistency and easier to find loads with. As above id try annealing the necks as i had accuracy issues with my 7mm mag and annealing fixed that. Best of luck

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    My rifle isn't a light but it's a Sako Roughtech 26'' barrel i run a load of 69gr ar2217 154gr hornady sp for 2950fps a mate runs the same in a 24'' barrel and gets 2920fps both split holes @ 100yds and i can put 3 shots on a 7'' gong @ 545yds 40 mm apart may not work for you but worth a try you only have to reload 3 to find out also i found my rifle likes spec length not sitting close to the lands it was too finnaky once i moved to spec the grouping closed to clover leaf cheers mate Note , i don't anneal any brass and only neck size with only 69gr the brass doesn't deform and i've got 5 to 7 reloads from a brass without resizing and still easy to load and eject

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    Yeh I think the Duley's used RL 33 with the 180 gr Berger ? in there Sako Carbon light.

 

 

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