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Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag

29 May 2017
@ 08:19 am (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Have any of you folks tried Reloader 26 in the 7mm Remington Magnum with the new 180 grain 7mm ELD-M as well as the 175 grain ELD-X bullets?
The main reason I am interested in use of this powder is it is very temperature insensitive and if it works out well enough I would use it for hunting.

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31 May 2017
@ 09:01 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
I have not tried this yet Bryan. Should be interesting.

01 Jun 2017
@ 01:19 am (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
Thanks Nathan. I have been waiting for posts from others on various forums about this. So far no responses.
20 Nov 2017
@ 04:29 am (GMT)

Kenneth Kephart

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
While i haven't tried the heavier bullets my Savage 111 really likes RL26. I've been shooting the 162gr ELDX and 150gr ABLR.

Definetly better accuracy with RL26 over RL25.

Velocities and powder volume close to RL25.
20 Nov 2017
@ 09:29 am (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
Thanks Kenneth.

I have not been out to the rifle range for some time. Still whitetail season around here so am using loads I had already developed for the 162 grain Amax.
If the weather warms up here I will get to the range and chronograph 162 grain ELD-X loads with Reloader 26. Last time at the range I shot a ten round group at 200 yards that were all inside3/4 inches on centers and sighted in for 200 yard zero and -6 inches drop at 300 so while not chronographed it appears to be close to muzzle velocity of 3000 fps

Range is busy at times so it is often hard to get time to put chrono up and stop everyone else's shooting to get it set up.
20 Nov 2017
@ 11:50 am (GMT)

Kenneth Kephart

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
As an aside, if your shooting 100 or 105gr bullets out of 243 Win RL26 works great for them also!

I also use it for 120gr Gamekings out of my 257 Roberts.
30 May 2018
@ 01:44 pm (GMT)

Jim Moseley

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
Just ran some load test with the 180 gr match in my 7mag.

RL26 / 67.3 grs
Fed GM210M primers
Rem Brass
Length measure off the ogive / 3.750
.006 off the lands
MV / 3019 fps
Groups / .135 and .156 @ 100 yds.
Hart barrel / 8 twist / 26 in
Micro Bastard muzzle brake

I been off the forum for a while and just getting back behind the rifle. Missed an entire hunting season so I'm pretty pump up for the upcoming fall season. Throat cancer give me a real kick in the ass, but 52 lbs lighter now and I won the battle. Needless to say I'm going to take it out on some deer this season. Got a spot laid out which will give me a 1260 yds shot. That should make me feel better.
Hope all you guys are doing well.
Glad to be back.
30 May 2018
@ 11:02 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
Welcome back, Jim. Glad you made it into the Survivors Club. It's a helluva membership cost, but well worth it.
10 Jun 2018
@ 08:51 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
Hi Jim, great to hear from you and sorry to hear about the struggles you have been through. But heck, talk about coming back with a vengeance- that's some serious velocity, a good 100fps faster than most and with great accuracy. You really are in good form.

11 Jun 2018
@ 01:59 pm (GMT)

Jim Moseley

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
Thanks guys! Can't wait for the upcoming season. These 180's are going to kick some ass on a few deer.

Jim
26 Jun 2018
@ 01:49 pm (GMT)

Jim Moseley

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
Update.
Measured for runout which was .0035 - .004. Then I remembered my old Lee Collet die. Reloaded a few more rounds which measured .001 - .0015. Headed to the range and broke my record group with a .045 group @100 yds. Hoping to head down to the farm this weekend and test at 800-1000 yds. I'll let you know how it goes.

Jim
26 Jun 2018
@ 03:30 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
That's some mighty fine shooting, Jim. Congrats.
17 Jul 2018
@ 09:39 am (GMT)

Kenneth Kephart

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
Jim,
Congrats on feeling better, and some good shooting.
One question though.
Are you shooting the Fed210M, or the Fed215M, primer?
30 Jul 2018
@ 01:22 pm (GMT)

Jim Moseley

Re: Reloader26 in the 7mm Rem Mag
Primer - Fed GM210M
 

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