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#6847226 - 08/06/17 11:10 AM 7mm Mag
Deerhunter61 Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Guys,

I want to run Hornady 168 ELD-X in my 7 mag. What powder are you guys running in yours? Also are you using standard or mag primers...what are the benefits of going one way or the other?

Mel

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#6847255 - 08/06/17 12:01 PM Re: 7mm Mag [Re: Deerhunter61]
DStroud Offline
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Is this a new bullet weight? I am only familiar with 162 & 175 in the 7MM ELD-x
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#6847278 - 08/06/17 12:32 PM Re: 7mm Mag [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Probably not...lol. It's probably the 162 and I just got it wrong.

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#6847279 - 08/06/17 12:34 PM Re: 7mm Mag [Re: Deerhunter61]
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It's 162

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#6847290 - 08/06/17 12:47 PM Re: 7mm Mag [Re: Deerhunter61]
red bluff Offline
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I went and purchased the tenth edition Hornady Handbook for this very question. I loaded RL 25 ladder test with the top being 69.3 gr. (book value 3000 fps) because I had RL-25 on hand. Have not shoot it yet.
Other powders listed for 3000 fps:
IMR 4831
RL-22
H1000
MAGPRO

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#6847298 - 08/06/17 01:00 PM Re: 7mm Mag [Re: Deerhunter61]
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CCI 250 or Fed 215M (if you can find them)

H-Retumbo

I loaded a friend's with 168 Bergers and it shoots like a house on Fire. Same powder, same primer but I load a 180 Berger in mine, same results. Stupid accurate and makes plenty of velocity. Both are compressed charges.

Of course, Rerumbo is a temperature stable powder, which is all I ever use.
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#6847475 - 08/06/17 04:11 PM Re: 7mm Mag [Re: Deerhunter61]
Smokey Bear Offline
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Retumbo
H-1000
H4831
In no particular order. I've gotten really good results with all of those 3. Just depends on which your rifle likes best
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#6847525 - 08/06/17 05:24 PM Re: 7mm Mag [Re: Deerhunter61]
Jgraider Offline
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RL22
Retumbo
H4831SC

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