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#6132044 - 01/12/16 09:50 AM Light load for 7mm
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I'll admit I really don't know alot about reloading/ballistics..having said that..I want to hunt varmits with my 7mm..what is the lightest load I can safely shoot? Thanks in advance..I shoot/kill everything I shoot at with Remington 150gr.corlokt..thanks in advance...

#6132184 - 01/12/16 11:14 AM Re: Light load for 7mm [Re: mow]
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Are you handloading?

7mm what? Is it a 7mm08, 280, 7 mag, 7 wby mag, 7x57, 7mm wsm etc.

You can shoot any commercially available reduced load or lighter grain weight for you caliber.
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#6132187 - 01/12/16 11:16 AM Re: Light load for 7mm [Re: mow]
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What 7mm are you shooting. I would suggest you go over to Hodgdon site and look at their youth, reduced loads, and 120gr loads for a light load. Or were you looking for a very light bullet load. You will find both on Hodgdon site. Good Luck cheers

Goggle Hodgdon reloading data

#6132308 - 01/12/16 12:40 PM Re: Light load for 7mm [Re: mow]
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Are you wanting a light bullet or a light load?

#6132792 - 01/12/16 05:24 PM Re: Light load for 7mm [Re: Sneaky]
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MOW, I will assume that you are referring to the 7mm RemMag.

My favorite reduced load for that round is 50.0/IMR4320/130 gr Speer BTSP/2681 fps. Note that I'm using 4320, not the more-common 4350, a slower powder which has been accused of rare detonations with reduced loads in overbore cases.

I have also shot this load with success behind the same 130 Speer: 49.0/IMR4895 for 2656 fps. Accuracy is excellent, just a bit over 1 MOA.

I like the 4320 load better only because I have lots of the powder.....I still have around 12 lbs of the 22 lbs of 4320 I bought at an estate sale years ago. And in these days of acute shortages of Re-15 and Varget, it's good to have an ample supply of IMR4320, which gives a similar performance to the other two.
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#6133296 - 01/12/16 09:32 PM Re: Light load for 7mm [Re: mow]
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Thanks guys..answered my question dawba


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