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    7 mag/RL22

    Any of you guys using RL22 for 7mm Rem mag? Specifically with Nosler bullets? I had previously been using IMR4350 and 150gr Nosler Partitions but I am out of powder and IMR4350 is becoming hard to find.

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    I tried rl22, but didn't have much luck. 4350 was the best I tried, and I too had some trouble finding it. I'd say keep looking and buy a bunch when you find it.

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    I just got done working up a load for my brother in law for his 7mm Rem mag. I used RL19, RL22, and some IMR 4831. I used Nosler and Barnes bullets and finally settled for a Barnes 140 grain TTSX over 67 grains of RL19. The same load using RL22 was 100 fps faster but the RL19 was more accurate. I tried some Nosler 160grain Accurbonds but couldn't get them to shoot very well.

    From what I have read RL22 is little bit more temperature sensitive than RL19 but I make up my loads in the summer and shoot them in the cooler months so I don't worry about that. RL22 has worked quite well for me in my .340 Weatherby and if you work up your load for your 7mm it should also work for that.
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    I use RL25, but tried RL22. Velocity wasn't much different, but the 25 had slightly tighter groups. As you said, 4350 is getting hard to find at times.

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    Retumbo is a good option, i'm pushing 160 gr AB's at 3050 fps with good accuracy out my 7...

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    Anybody handloading the Hornady 162 gr. ELD-X? I also have some 180 gr. ELD-M stuffed in Norma brass for shooting long distance, but personally don?t use those M-bullets for hunting. I know guys that do and that have had good success.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HogsFly View Post
    Anybody handloading the Hornady 162 gr. ELD-X? I also have some 180 gr. ELD-M stuffed in Norma brass for shooting long distance, but personally don?t use those M-bullets for hunting. I know guys that do and that have had good success.


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    I should have mentioned that the 162 and 180 loads I was inquiring about, are for 7 RM. Thanks.


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