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7mm-08AI questions

Scorpion

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Oct 7, 2008
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Looking to get one of my 7mm-08's rechambered to the AI round, just because.

What kind of speeds are you guys getting with 120 and 140 grain bullets? I'm guessing '15 or '17 is the way to fly?

For fireforming, I'm guessing virgin brass, a kiss, and a max SAAMI load?

Plan to run the 120 grain TSX/TTSX and BT's mostly, but will likely try some 140 grain Partitions and Accubonds I have on hand. Given those selections, which would you send in with the dummy round and what kind of COAL would you go with? Not really planning to go with the A-Max in this rifle, got another 7mm-08 that's going to be a dedicated A-Max rifle in the future.

Guess I should mention the rifle. It's a SUCKS SA 24" factory sporter bbl'd action dropped in a Ti takeoff. Plan to cut/crown at 22 inches for now and go from there.
 

Scorpion

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Don't worry, I've got more than a few of them laying around, so they'll get their turn at some point.

I've got a 280 AI in the works and another 7mm-08 that I plan to feed a lot of 162's.
 

Big Stick

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I feed 7-08,7-08AI,284Win,7ShamWow,7Whizzum,280,280AI and 7mmRemmag all 162's.

Just sayin'.

Hint........................
 

ridgeline

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My 7-08AI with a sucks Rem factory ss sporter bbl that got set back, punched and chopped @ 22" Redding 7-08AI FLS die with carbide size button and the way fuckin' groovy lil replacement bullet seating micrometer...

My FIREFORM LOAD

Virgin Lapua 308 brass sized to headspace on the false shoulder,your lookin' for a nice firm bolt closure.

Moly 120 Vmax's kissin' @ 2.775" coal
46.5 gn '15
'200's
3110 FPS Stoopid Accurate

MY 7-08AI FORMED LOAD
Same as above but bumped to 47.5 gn '15
3220 FPS Yeppers stoopid accurate.

120 TSX will kiss @ 2.745"coal ain't fucked with these yet but i will....

162 Amax is the shit, itsa mean mother fucker and the default fav by a loooong shot....

Moly 162 Amax's jumpin at 2.810"coal and 43.5 gn '15 got me to 2830FPS with a slightly sticky bolt lift so i settled on 43 gn '15 @2760FPS and yep you got it more stoopid accuracy whodafuckin' thunk it *grin*

 

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