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IMR 7828 in .25-06 or .308
« on: March 29, 2008, 11:18:55 am »
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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Re: IMR 7828 in .25-06 or .308
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 11:58:02 am »
moosie

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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Re: IMR 7828 in .25-06 or .308
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 08:32:18 pm »
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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Re: IMR 7828 in .25-06 or .308
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 09:14:30 am »
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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Re: IMR 7828 in .25-06 or .308
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 12:05:39 pm »
Sodbuster

Hodgdon's list loads for their powder along with IMR and Winchester also .

Moosie

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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Re: IMR 7828 in .25-06 or .308
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 05:37:47 pm »
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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Re: IMR 7828 in .25-06 or .308
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 06:29:10 am »
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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Re: IMR 7828 in .25-06 or .308
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 09:06:29 am »
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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