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theprofessor31
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Purchase of a new rifle need some reload data
Nov 3rd, 2004 at 1:38pm
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Just got my hands on a sweet 7mm REm mag New England Arms Handi Rifle.  I all ready had  one in 223 with a bull barrel which is so sweet for those long range varms.  Wondering if anyone has reloaded for the 7mm and if you have a good starting point for me to find some accurate loads before the season is over.  Any help would be great
  
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Re: Purchase of a new rifle need some reload data
Reply #1 - Nov 3rd, 2004 at 5:21pm
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It's been many a long year since I reloaded for the 7 Mag but I always got superior accuracy from the 154 gr Hornady Spire point bullet, and superior big-game killing power using the heavier Nosler Partition bullets. My 280 Rem especially likes the 160 gr Nosler Partition. I've found the 154 gr Hornady to give gilt-edge accuracy in a variety of 7mms including many many military Mauser 7x57s as well as the few sporting 7 Mags & 280s I've owned. In my experience with my rifles it's been fully as accurate (up to 350 yds at least) as the 168 gr 7mm Sierra Match King.

The 154 Hornady is an adequate game bullet but the heavy Nosler Partition is much superior IMO. I've killed deer with both but prefer the Partition because I like the complete penetration combined with the violent expansion of the nose, seems to give the best of both worlds. YMMV of course.

Powder is another matter. You may find that the break-open action will stick with certain powders, even at seemingly fairly low pressures. This is a clue for you to try powders at the other end of the burning spectrum, i.e. slow-burning vs fast-burning. This has been a problem in the past with the TC single shots using in particular the 6mm PPC cartridge. You may not have any problems though, I hope not.
Good luck, Joe
  
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Re: Purchase of a new rifle need some reload data
Reply #2 - Nov 3rd, 2004 at 8:58pm
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Thanks for the help Have heard that between 150-160 is the best set up so far.  Have been concerned about the powder base but as of yet have not had problems with the faster powders in my 223 but could be due to the lower over all cal.  Will load some groups this weekend and see where I stand.
  
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