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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Default IMR 7828 in .25-06 or .308

Some years ago The American Rifleman magazine had an article on IMR 7828 (I have no idea about the date--more than 15 years ago) in which they loudly touted the positive qualities of the powder in a variety of calibers. I tried it in my Ruger 1-V .25-06 with some success, but it liked 4350 better. The load listed for the .25-06 was 55 gr. of 7828 under a 117 gr. Sierra SBT. This load produced 52100 c.u.p. and a muzzle velocity of 3130. I recently found my can of 7828 buried in the back of my cabinet and started looking for .25-06 loads or possibly .308 loads in my newer manuals as a way to make use of the product. I was unable to find any at all. Did this powder drop off the map or have I just not found it in my manuals? Moosie

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The old 7828 has been replaced with 7828 SSC ( super short cut ) making it better for powder measurer's , and a better overall burn - smaller peices , check Hodgdons web site they list loads for the 25/06 , and i'll bet many more .

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Thanks, Stimpy, but I have been there and am rather disappointed. Apparently this powder did not fulfill its initial promise as it is recommended in relatively few calibers and limited bullet weights. I was hoping for some successful uses in .25-06 or .308 for the old 7828 powder that I have just found in the back of my cabinet.

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I'd be surprised if you found any .308 Win loads calling for IMR7828ssc. It's a bit slow for that cartridge. I would expect there'd be some published .25-06 loads. It's preferred in magnums; like the weatherby rounds, 7mm Rem Mag, the ultra mags, etc.

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check Hodgdons web site they list loads for the 25/06 , and i'll bet many more .
I realize Hodgdon owns or markets IMR powders, but do they list IMR loads on their website?
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Hodgdon's list loads for their powder along with IMR and Winchester also .

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You should be able to find some data for the 25/06 but the 308 i don't think so , too small of a case for this powder's speed .

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75 GR. HDY V-MAX IMR IMR 7828 SSC .257" 3.100" 56.0 3252 44,300 CUP 59.7C* 3486 50,600 CUP
85 GR. NOS BT IMR IMR 7828 SSC .257" 3.230" 55.0 3186 46,200 CUP 59.2C* 3417 51.900 CUP
87 GR. SPR HP IMR IMR 7828 SSC .257" 3.115" 55.0 3133 43,600 CUP 59.5C* 3398 51,600 CUP
90 GR. SIE HPBT IMR IMR 7828 SSC .257" 3.100" 55.0 3145 46,400 CUP 59.5C* 3374 52,900 CUP
100 NOS PART IMR IMR 7828 SSC .257" 3.200" 53.0 2940 40,700 CUP 57.2C 3203 51,300 CUP
117 GR. HDY SPBT IMR IMR 7828 SSC .257" 3.165" 51.0 2879 46,600 CUP 55.0 3037 51,200 CUP
120 GR. SFT SP IMR IMR 7828 SSC .257" 3.150" 50.0 2752 44,400 CUP 54.0 2923 50,300 CUP

This data is for the 25/06Rem from Hodgdon's get data website. Hope this helps
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it is important to follow the recommended primer suggested. i use it for the 270 and have to use a magnum primer or i get bad results. with the magnum primer, outstanding.
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Like other have said already, this ain't gonna work for the 308.

7828 works well in the 25/06, as does H1000. I used them both with 100gr bullets and larger. My best load was H1000 and a 120gr HP Sierra ProHunter.


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