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180gr eld-m in a 7mm08 powder choice?
Feb 16th, 2021 at 10:44am
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Hey there, i shoot 162gr eld-m's currently in my tikka 708 with great success but there's an itch i need to scratch after seeing on my ballistic programe how much energy these super high bc heavy for cal 180gr projectiles produce at 708 speeds.
Now my barrel is 18" long & produces 2640fps with 162's using ar2208 powder.
My question is which adi powder would b best suited to that 180gr bullet shooting out of a tikka 18" long barrel 1/9.5 twist?
Im keen to buy box of 100 & play around with them for a bit of fun. If they no good ive had fun trying but if they stabilize & i get good accuracy/velocity i may find a use for them.
Ideally if someone out there can recommend the appropriate adi powder for my rifle specs I'd be very grateful.

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Re: 180gr eld-m in a 7mm08 powder choice?
Reply #1 - Feb 23rd, 2021 at 7:51am
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2209 would work id say, wouldnt go any slower burning than that with the short barrel.

The 180 may not stabilize though because you probably wont get 2400fps I don't think.

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