7x30 waters

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  1. gun man256

    gun man256 New Member

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    can someone please tell me are there any heavy gr 7mm bullets that can be loaded for the 7x30 waters with a flat or round nose bullet and where would i get the load info for such?
  2. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

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    You can use the Hornady 154gr RN (Cat#2835) in the 7-30Waters in a tubular mag rifle.
    It is pretty long so you might have feeding issues due to excessive cartridge overall length (COAL). You'll have to try it in your rifle. It worked fine for us in a Winchester 94AE several years ago.
    I'm pretty sure the Hornady 175gr RN would be way too long to feed properly. We've never tried it though.

    Hodgdon has data for 150gr in the 7-30 on their website.
    http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
    This will work for the Hornady 154gr.
    Use the crimping cannelure when setting your COAL. The crimp is important since I'm assuming you've got a tube magazine rifle.
    The data they have for H4895 and 150gr is right in the same range that we used (I think we found our data in the Lyman manual but I don't remember anymore).
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Active Member

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    Welcome to TFF GunMan, I will check some books for you and see what I can find. I should be able post back up by tomorrow night.

    Semper Fi,

    Woolley
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