7mm-08 load info
O.K. Good folks. Here's a rookie question, well, not so rookie, but need some advice.
Have a friend who just inherited a Savage model 14 (I think) in 7mm-08 from his brother.
Wants to use it for elk this year and am trying to work up a little heavier load than 140 gr. bullets.
Here's what I've decided to start with considering we're having a difficult time finding components.
What I would like to start with (because it's what we have)is:
Hornady 162 gr. BTSP Interlock
Loaded 5 with 37.3 grs. Varget
5 with 38.3 grs.
5 with 39 grs. (all because Varget works well in my .308)
Also am trying 5 rounds, 38 grs. IMR 4064 because it also works well in my .308.
What I would like is some opinions on how to proceed from here. does this sound like I'm on the right track?
Will be taking these to the range on Fri. next. Will let you know how they work out.
Mainly the reason I'm asking for info is if these may not work out as I hope they will.
I've worked up my loads in my .308 over several years and that's what I'm baseing my loads on for his rifle.
Naturally I'm going by the reloading data in my books for 7mm-08. but just trying to find a reasonably good one for his rifle.
Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.