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7/08 powders. #7093749
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What powders should I be looking for?


Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky] #7093765
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150 or 162 grain bullets.

Which weight would yíall recommend for elk at extended ranges?


Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky] #7093767
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Varget has been working for me since it came out but I mostly shoot 140 or 140gr bullets in the Remington 788. Before Varget came along was loading IMR4350 a lot. Anything in those burn should work well, but those are the powder I have used in 35+ years with the 7mm-08

Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky] #7093796
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Varget is the powder I was thinking was so popular. They had some, so I got it.

Thank you!


Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky] #7093798
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Varget-4350..... That being said I'm going to give 8208 a run soon.


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Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky] #7093801
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I have spent a good bit of time with 7-08's.

There may be some dissension here on the forum but on game I think the sweet spot is a 140.
Long range targets a 160.
Your bullet selection is up to you and your primary purpose.
Here are some powders that have worked well for me.
Varget
IMR 4350
IMR 4451
IMR 4064
H 380
Varget is where I would start

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Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky] #7093817
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Another Varget fan here....

Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Southtexas36] #7093822
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Originally Posted By: Southtexas36
Another Varget fan here....

Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky] #7093829
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On bullets, I was thinking either the150 or 162 ELD-X. Iíll run the numbers, but Iím open to suggestions.


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I ran Hornady 154gr interlocks for a while, liked on game performance of the 140gr partitions better so switched back yo them.

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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
On bullets, I was thinking either the150 or 162 ELD-X. Iíll run the numbers, but Iím open to suggestions.


Made a load with 150's in the 7mm-08 A.I. on virgin brass yesterday, just because I wanted to know. I can't give an opinion yet until I work up a fire formed load. There's a fair chance I go back to the 162's. I know them well in the standard 7mm-08, and have shot 100 of them in the A.I. version. Those bullets and H-Varget just work. Ease up to 41.0 gr of H-Varget for 162's.



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IMR 4350.........

Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: FiremanJG] #7093920
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
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On bullets, I was thinking either the150 or 162 ELD-X. Iíll run the numbers, but Iím open to suggestions.


Made a load with 150's in the 7mm-08 A.I. on virgin brass yesterday, just because I wanted to know. I can't give an opinion yet until I work up a fire formed load. There's a fair chance I go back to the 162's. I know them well in the standard 7mm-08, and have shot 100 of them in the A.I. version. Those bullets and H-Varget just work. Ease up to 41.0 gr of H-Varget for 162's.


Sounds perfect. Thank you.


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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
On bullets, I was thinking either the150 or 162 ELD-X. Iíll run the numbers, but Iím open to suggestions.

I am really interested on how things work out for you on those two bullets.



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Varget and 162 Amax worked very well for me at range. Very consistent. Speed was moderate from a 21Ē barrel but the rifle would bust clays at 300 and 600 on command. Consistently rang the gong at 1000 as well but I didnít have enough skill or glass to make good groups at that distance. Best group was 1.5Ē at 600. Varget. Ymmv.

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Originally Posted By: GLC
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On bullets, I was thinking either the150 or 162 ELD-X. Iíll run the numbers, but Iím open to suggestions.

I am really interested on how things work out for you on those two bullets.


It might be awhile before I have the time to throw everything together, but Iíll report.


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Originally Posted By: wp75169
Varget and 162 Amax worked very well for me at range. Very consistent. Speed was moderate from a 21Ē barrel but the rifle would bust clays at 300 and 600 on command. Consistently rang the gong at 1000 as well but I didnít have enough skill or glass to make good groups at that distance. Best group was 1.5Ē at 600. Varget. Ymmv.


The ELD is close enough to the Amax to give me confidence in achieving similar results. Iíll start with Varget and the 162ís and get after it.


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I'm a big fan of BLC2 powder in 7-08.


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