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First, I have recently purchased a remington model 700 sps dm in a 7mm-08 with a 24 inch barrel. At the range the first bullet i have used is the hornady 139 gr spire point and have been very successful. On the other hand, i am now ready to try reloading.i purchased a lee aniversary kit reloader and have read books upon more books about this hobby. i was doing perfectly fine until i reached the choice of powders and suddenly got lost. The bullets that i shot at the range are all frontier cases with the same lot numbers and the cases have been fireformed to my gun. the game will be deer that i shoot at and it will be at nice distances.

i would like to know if anyone can help me on a powder choice. maybe someone has a load that has worked well for them. any information would be helpful.

One more thing i am not sure about is crimping the neck. must this be done? will affect accuracy? how hard should it be crimped or am i going to have to experiment my self knowing now all loads are the same from gun to gun. I also know that all loads should start 8-10% less than that given and be aware of pressure.

so if anyone can give me any sort of helpful information on powder choice or a load they have made themselves to get me started that would be greatly appreciated. (doesn't have to be same gr or bullet for that matter)


thanks in advance for your knowledge and time.
 

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My best to date load for my Browning BBR has been 40.5 grains of IMR 4064 with a Speer 145 grain spitzer in a Remington case Federal 210 primer this has grouped from 3/4 to 1 inch day in and day out I've just about settled on this one. I recently got in some Nosler 150 grain partitions for a 7 mag I've been working up and may try some of these in the 708 just to see how they group. Good luck......Bob
 

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As noted above, not all loads work in all firearms but Win 760 and Speer 145 grain bullets make my 7-08 print nice tight little cloverleafs. I also like Win 760 since I use it for my 30-06 as well.
 

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Hodgdon Varget ~~~

7mm-08 is fun to shoot.
 

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Soggybottomboys20:

You should not need to crimp 7mm-08. I use .270 Win and do not crimp it and have had no problems. Most of the bullets made for 7mm-08 do not have a "cannelure", which is a ring impressed into the bullet to accommodate the crimped case. Try to avoid crimping because it cuts into case life.
 
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