7mm Dakota

elmerdeer

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Re: 7mm Dakota

Retumbo 71.5grs, cci mag primer and a 190gr vld Matrix bullet getting 2900fps out of a 24.5" barrel, 74.5grs of RL-25, fed215 primer, 180 berger vld 3080 fps.
Now I am working up loads with the new Berger hybrid 180 vld's, I am at 74grs of Retumbo, my speed is 2900fps, Primer is Fed 215 Match, and so far no pressure signs and at 200yards I am getting half moa. Work up to all these loads as they are max or very close to max out of my gun.
Elmer
 

djtjr

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Thanks elmer I appreciate it and will build up carefully. If you dont mind what twist are you using as mine is a 1 in 9 and the 180/190 could need a bit faster twist?
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elmerdeer

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I have a 1 in 8,73 twist, Its a Rockcreek barrel Number 4 contour. I think you will be fine with that twist!
Elmer
 

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70 gr of h4831 and 140 grain accubond fed 215 and will shoot one hole. Best rifle I have ever owned for accuracy. Custom built by James Messar in Sylva NC. He worked up the load before the riflr was shipped. Getting about 3200fps.
 

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thanks guys much appreciated now i just have to find a shellholder for my sinclair priming tool that holds a 404.
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