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What's your pet load? 

I have some loaded with H414 I need to shoot and see how they do. 120gr BT's and 140gr Accutips. 

I am loading some 140's with the CFE223 to see what it shoots like. 


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41g Varget with 140's
45g Varget with 120's

47g Big Game with 140's
51g Big game with 120's
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We refer to that caliber as the "7mm Winkle" here in these parts. Wink
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Similar to JG...

42 gr Varget for 139 GMX & 140 Accubond.

41 gr Varget 150 ELD-X.

Had good luck with IMR 4350, H4350, and RL15 too, but the latter is reportedly temp sensitive, so I've shied away from it nowadays.

Hard to go wrong with Varget.


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I loaded some 140 gr Remington Accutips with CFE223 and BL-C(2) last night to see how they do. 

I have some 120 gr BT's loaded with H414 and also the same bullet above with H414 so I am going to see how they do out of my Ruger M77 Carbine. 

I can't always find varget, unless I want to go to Bass Pro and pay a premium, which is prob still cheaper than the hazmat fee and mail order. 

But I will have to go there for bullets unless I mail order, or only want Hornady's, that is all Academy sells. And their 7mm selection was a little low the other day. 

I heard IMR 4064 is a good choice too. And I could use in my 308. 
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Yes, 4064 is a good 7-08 powder. It works well in every cartridge based on the .308 parent case.
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42.5gr Varget behind a 120 TTSX works well for me.
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I found one my Ruger M77 Mk II stainless laminate liked. Was just under an 1 inch at 100 yards, with a 16.5 in barrel, and all stock gun. Nikon Monarch UCC 3-9x40. Off my Allen bag thing. 

42g CFE223 and a 140gr Remington Accutip. CCI primer, no idea on case, probably a Remington or Hornady. 

I just looked at the range listed for the powder and picked something hotter than a starting load. 42.5 gr didn't shoot nearly as well. 

I have one that I need to tinker more with. 120g Nosler BT and I believe 48g H414. It has potential I think. I read that powder is a really good one for this caliber. 

For that gun, I'll take the CFE load and be happy. It was a little low compared to ballistic silvertip factory ammo. Needs a trigger job.
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Back when Hornady still made the 162Amax,it shot very well out of my factory Remington 1 in 9 barrel over I believe 42gr of H-4350. That was a pretty stiff load in my rifle, but very accurate.
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