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#7157689 - 05/02/18 10:59 AM Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond
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Any advice on the magnum case reloading, sizing, crimp or not to crimp, powder charge (type/brand)? All I have experience with is standard calibers 308, 3006, and hand gun. I use RCBS single stage for the rifles, and Dillon multi-stage for pistol calibers. The 160 grain Accubond shoots lights out in my new 7 Mag, and I have been saving the cases. Have done some reading on different powders, but thought I might ask some who already reload that cartridge to hopefully prevent some of the mistakes along the way.
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#7157740 - 05/02/18 11:58 AM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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The only difference is the belt. Headspace off the shoulder and itís all the same.
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#7157796 - 05/02/18 12:41 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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No crimping needed. Id go with IMR 7828 for the 160's.

Oh they make it in a SC (short Cut) as well. Should be able to get a little more powder in the case with the short cut.


Edited by Teal28 (05/02/18 12:43 PM)
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#7157808 - 05/02/18 12:54 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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CCI 250
H-Retumbo
No crimp
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#7157873 - 05/02/18 01:54 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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I've been reloading the 7mag for years now, and mine love the 160 AB's too. They are devastating on game, including African plains game.

No crimp
I reach for RL22 first, and seldom have to try other powders
I do like Retumbo, as FJG mentioned. You can easily get 3200' with 160's
Fed 201M CCI 250's work great
I neck size only using Lee collet dies.

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#7157890 - 05/02/18 02:07 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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Assuming I can run Lee dies in RCBS press? I have never tried to run anything but RCBS in this press.
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#7157899 - 05/02/18 02:15 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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Any local places to find powders, and primers? It seems Cabelas is low or out..


Edited by 2000cbr929 (05/02/18 02:15 PM)
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#7157901 - 05/02/18 02:17 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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Originally Posted By: 2000cbr929
Assuming I can run Lee dies in RCBS press? I have never tried to run anything but RCBS in this press.


You can, no problem. If you already have RCBS dies, I'd go ahead and use those first.

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#7157920 - 05/02/18 02:36 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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Originally Posted By: 2000cbr929
Assuming I can run Lee dies in RCBS press? I have never tried to run anything but RCBS in this press.


7/8" x 14 are what dies are threaded.

7/8" x 14 are what presses are threaded.
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#7158053 - 05/02/18 04:30 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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H1000 CCI 250 Hornady Brass

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#7158166 - 05/02/18 06:47 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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H-Retumbo
CCI-250
160 Accubond
Norma brass
.25 MOA @ 100

3,160 fps.

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#7158347 - 05/02/18 09:00 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: TackDriver]
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Originally Posted By: scdogman
H1000 CCI 250 Hornady Brass

3063 FPS

4 shots covered by a dime.


Originally Posted By: TackDriver
H-Retumbo
CCI-250
160 Accubond
Norma brass
.25 MOA @ 100

3,160 fps.


Yeah, seems H-Retumbo is "the powder" for 7 Rem Mag to make speed and precision. But if an H-1000 load is shooting inside a dime, I wouldn't kick it out of bed.
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#7160551 - 05/04/18 05:47 PM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: 2000cbr929]
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Originally Posted By: 2000cbr929
Any local places to find powders, and primers? It seems Cabelas is low or out..


Gibsonís in Weatherford has a great selection.

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#7162633 - 05/07/18 09:31 AM Re: Reloading 7 Mag with 160 grian Accubond [Re: Growley]
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Originally Posted By: Growley
Originally Posted By: 2000cbr929
Any local places to find powders, and primers? It seems Cabelas is low or out..


Gibsonís in Weatherford has a great selection.


Thank you!!... I will take a look.
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