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I am going to order a 7-30 waters 14" from ED.
How accurate are they in terms of MOA at 100 yd.
Need good loads to start with.
I will be hunting deer and varmints.
Also need advice on reloading this cartridge using 30-30 win. brass.

Thanks in advance

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You can find my pet loads on my Reloading Page at: http://www.graybeardoutdoors.com/730.htm

As to how accurate a factory barrel can be? Well I dunno not very I guess. So far I've not been able to do better than 0.28" for three shots at 100 yards. My best at 250 yards is 1.5". I've shot hundreds of sub inch groups at 100 and lots of under 3" groups at 250-300 yards. Hope that's good enough. Of course if you had that barrel PJ traded off not long ago it is even more accurate. Ya might ask PJ for some load data also.

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Go for the 7-30 Waters....

I have two of them and I wouldn't take for them. :grin: I have a 14" w/custom break which is loud but very pleasant to shoot w/ear protection. The other is a 12" Hunter. Both are TC barrels. I have shot 1/2" groups with the 14" at 100 yds. It shoots less than 2" at 200 from bags. The 12" hunter is finally coming into the less than an inch groups after finding a load it liked. I took a buck with the 12" Hunter at 80 yards last year and a doe at 125 yds with the 14". :eek:
The 14" likes 30grns of IMR4895 behind the Hornady 120grn V-Max or the Nosler Ballistic Tip for my hunting round. It also shoots the Hornady 120grn SP for steel and plinking at same inpack with same scope setting.
The 12" Hunter likes the samd powder and charge but the Hornady 139SST which is a hammer on deer under 100 yds, keeping the velocity up.
The 14" barrel won several state chamionships with the previous owner in IMSHA. 8) They are shooters and here is a link with opinions from others that swear by them.
Mike


http://www.handgunhunt.com/noframes/feature/s14/index.html
 
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