my reloading books are so old that they don't show a load for 7mm-08.i am going to shoot 120gr and 130gr bullets.what are the maximum loads using these three dupont powders- 4064,4350, and 4895.especially 4350. thanks in advance,dennis
with 120 grain bullets here are your max loads in grains Imr 4064 - 44.5 grains 3023 fps/ 48,100 cup Imr 4895 - 43 grains 2999 fps / 48,100 cup ------------------------------------------------------------------- with 139 grain bullets max loads Imr 4064 - 43.2 gr. 2854 fps/ 50,200 cup Imr 4350 - 48.3 gr 2822 fps/ 47,000 cup Imr 4895 - 43.3 gr. 2839 fps/ 49,800 cup
You may want to try a ball type powder with your loadings as some of these ,such as the Imr 4350 load, are going to be compressed powder charges and may not be easy to deal with. H 380 and Winchester 760 are real good performers in this cartridge.
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The first thing that I would say is as soon as you can get some new manuals, if the books are that old they may have some high loads, alot of my older books have loadings that are way above the max now with the new testing for loads. The load that I use in Mommy's M-70 FW Classic is a Hornady 120 HP, CCI 200, Rem brass and 45.7 gr of IMR-4064 (this is the max on Sierra's 4th manual) and I get 2948 fps adv mv. It is not a CC load. This has been a very good load for deer and smaller game, with over 20 deer shot with it onle one deer took another step ( I made a very bad shot and lost it.) all others dropped in there tracks and I killed one at 244 yards with this set up. The only gun that I have shot that I saw the bullet hit it in the scope was with this.
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I agree with 7th , get some up to date manuals as soon as you can. The money you spend on them is well worth it. Lyman just came out with their 48th edition and it looks real good. I think one of the best ideas that has come along in a while is the Hogdon annual loading manual, it comes in magazine form and is crammed with all kinds of loading data. For the $8 price you can't beat it. If your local sporting goods store carries, powders and reloading supplies they should be able to furnish manufacturer load manuals free of charge. You can also get load information right online from most of the powder companies..heres a few of the web address -
I just got back into reloading after a 8 year absence. My son and I are having alot of fun and he is shooting a 7mm-08 Model 7. We loaded 10 rounds this weekend with 44 grs. IMR 4350 and 140 gr. Barnes x bullets in front of remington 91/2 primers. we haven't been to the range yet but do any of you have a pet load for this caliber and model rifle. Any feedback would be helpful.
Hogdon's web site as was mentioned is a good place to start. Hogdon's 2008 Annual Manuel is out. It is a paper back, inexpensive, up to date and contains a lot of good info. Midway has it on their web site. Reloading can be almost as much fun as shooting. Started in 1969. Ron
Post by preacherman on Dec 22, 2011 15:38:27 GMT -5
Good Day to all, being new at "rolling my own" I am also very interested in load data for my 7oh 8. The factory loads just don't seem to get groupings sufficient. I do understand that dead is dead but...... here are the questions: 1) is the 130 gr sierra HPBT a sufficient hunk of metal at 225+ yd 2) will IMR 4350 produce that shot with accuracy at less than compressed loads 3) well there was a third question but i can't remember it getting old I guess
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