7-08 154 SST

hunter24605

Handloader
Apr 30, 2016
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I have about 300 of the 154 SST's I bought for my 280, but just curious if anybody has ran them in a 7-08. One would think they would do very well on whitetail and black bear..Also if somebody could run a QL on it, I'd appreciate it. Although I'm certain Haley will balk at the idea. If you ask her a 140 AB or NP are the only bullets capable of killing said critters from her '08 and there's no need to chance it..LOL
7-08
154 SST
22" bbl
Fed LR
Hndy Brass
Ramshot Big Game
Thanks
-Howie-
 

DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
35,465
2,241
Code:
Cartridge          : 7 mm-08 Rem.
Bullet             : .284, 154, Hornady SST InterLock 28302
Useable Case Capaci: 46.350 grain H2O = 3.009 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.800 inch = 71.12 mm
Barrel Length      : 22.0 inch = 558.8 mm
Powder             : Ramshot Big Game

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 1.0% of nominal charge.
CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !

Step    Fill. Charge   Vel.  Energy   Pmax   Pmuz  Prop.Burnt B_Time
 %       %    Grains   fps   ft.lbs    psi    psi      %        ms

-10.0   87    39.42   2464    2075   43017   8607     97.8    1.290
-09.0   88    39.86   2490    2119   44422   8690     98.1    1.271
-08.0   89    40.30   2516    2164   45874   8770     98.4    1.253
-07.0   90    40.73   2541    2209   47375   8847     98.6    1.235
-06.0   90    41.17   2567    2254   48928   8920     98.9    1.217
-05.0   91    41.61   2593    2299   50533   8990     99.1    1.200
-04.0   92    42.05   2619    2345   52195   9056     99.3    1.183  ! Near Maximum !
-03.0   93    42.49   2644    2391   53912   9119     99.5    1.166  ! Near Maximum !
-02.0   94    42.92   2670    2437   55681   9178     99.6    1.149  ! Near Maximum !
-01.0   95    43.36   2695    2484   57504   9233     99.7    1.133  ! Near Maximum !
+00.0   96    43.80   2720    2531   59384   9284     99.8    1.117  ! Near Maximum !
+01.0   97    44.24   2746    2578   61328   9331     99.9    1.102  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+02.0   98    44.68   2771    2625   63337   9374    100.0    1.086  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+03.0   99    45.11   2796    2673   65416   9413    100.0    1.071  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+04.0  100    45.55   2821    2721   67566   9448    100.0    1.057  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+05.0  101    45.99   2846    2769   69791   9481    100.0    1.042  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!

Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
+Ba     96    43.80   2824    2726   71174   8898    100.0    1.041  !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba     96    43.80   2569    2257   48109   9312     96.1    1.219
 

JD338

Range Officer
Staff member
Nov 4, 2004
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That Hornady 154 gr would be great for deer. Probably would be good to have a back up load just in case. It could double as a target, plinking, and steel gong buster practice load as well.

JD338
 

hunter24605

Handloader
Apr 30, 2016
1,617
1,491
That Hornady 154 gr would be great for deer. Probably would be good to have a back up load just in case. It could double as a target, plinking, and steel gong buster practice load as well.

JD338
Yep, that was my thought as well. Inexpensive and the relatively soft 154 SST at around 2700 should expand great and have plenty of mass to punch through, and a person can acquire enough of them to find a load and keep a decent stash put back. I also gave up on finding the 120 BT to work up a reduced recoil 7-08 load for my grandson, but going with the 120 Prohunter, it should do just fine on deer and plenty cheap enough to get him quite a bit of practice in.
 
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