Quick load request, 7mm-08 & 162 ELDX

pharmseller

Handloader
Feb 13, 2012
531
38
I’m thinking about a winter project of working up a 162 Eldx load for my spare Tikka 7mm-08. She shoots the 150 eldx very well, 2790 fps at the muzzle. She’s the spare and I rarely shoot her, so why not test a new load, I have plenty of components.

Remington brass, WLRM, and I can load really long because I swapped out the bolt stop for a LA stop, 2.94” or so off the top of my head. I haven’t tested distance to the lands yet.

I have Big Game, Hunter, TAC, and Reloader 26 to try.

Can someone run a Quickload to see what velocities I might expect?


Thanks,


P
 

desertcj

Handloader
Sep 27, 2010
839
81
You asked this 3 years ago....lol.


Not trying to come off in a negative way, I never would have known except I saw it below as a recommended thread.
 

pharmseller

Handloader
Feb 13, 2012
531
38
Yeah but now I’m serious about it.

Plus I’m skeptical of the Hunter data. Nosler lists 49 gr as a max load for their 160 gr bullets, the Quickload data topped out at 46.
 

BruceP

Beginner
Jun 22, 2017
212
132
Cartridge : 7 mm-08 Rem.
Bullet : .284, 162, Hornady ELD-X 2840
Useable Case Capaci: 44.013 grain H2O = 2.858 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.800 inch = 71.12 mm
Barrel Length : 22.0 inch = 558.8 mm
Powder : Ramshot Hunter

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 2.0% 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

-20.0 80 33.60 1971 1397 25201 6791 84.5 1.661
-18.0 82 34.44 2021 1469 26804 7038 85.9 1.618
-16.0 84 35.28 2071 1543 28514 7282 87.2 1.576
-14.0 86 36.12 2122 1620 30332 7521 88.5 1.535
-12.0 88 36.96 2173 1698 32278 7755 89.8 1.496
-10.0 90 37.80 2224 1779 34352 7982 91.0 1.457
-08.0 92 38.64 2275 1862 36567 8203 92.1 1.419
-06.0 94 39.48 2327 1947 38934 8416 93.2 1.378
-04.0 96 40.32 2378 2035 41468 8620 94.2 1.338
-02.0 98 41.16 2430 2124 44180 8814 95.1 1.299
+00.0 100 42.00 2482 2216 47085 8998 95.9 1.262
+02.0 102 42.84 2534 2310 50202 9170 96.7 1.226
+04.0 104 43.68 2586 2405 53550 9331 97.4 1.191 ! Near Maximum !
+06.0 106 44.52 2638 2503 57151 9479 98.0 1.157 ! Near Maximum !
+08.0 108 45.36 2690 2602 61029 9613 98.5 1.124 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
+10.0 110 46.20 2742 2704 65211 9732 99.0 1.092 !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 100 42.00 2619 2467 57084 9013 99.6 1.165 ! Near Maximum !
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba 100 42.00 2306 1912 38393 8492 88.0 1.385

Cartridge : 7 mm-08 Rem.
Bullet : .284, 162, Hornady ELD-X 2840
Useable Case Capaci: 44.013 grain H2O = 2.858 cm³
Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 2.800 inch = 71.12 mm
Barrel Length : 22.0 inch = 558.8 mm
Powder : Alliant Reloder-26 *C

Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
incremented in steps of 2.0% 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

-20.0 83 36.00 1872 1261 20827 6987 78.5 1.776
-18.0 85 36.90 1926 1335 22205 7313 80.6 1.729
-16.0 87 37.80 1982 1413 23687 7637 82.5 1.682
-14.0 89 38.70 2038 1494 25283 7957 84.4 1.637
-12.0 91 39.60 2096 1580 27004 8270 86.3 1.592
-10.0 93 40.50 2154 1669 28861 8574 88.0 1.548
-08.0 95 41.40 2213 1762 30870 8867 89.7 1.505
-06.0 97 42.30 2273 1858 33044 9147 91.3 1.462
-04.0 99 43.20 2333 1958 35402 9413 92.7 1.420
-02.0 101 44.10 2394 2062 37961 9661 94.1 1.378
+00.0 103 45.00 2456 2170 40743 9891 95.3 1.332
+02.0 105 45.90 2518 2281 43776 10099 96.4 1.287
+04.0 107 46.80 2581 2395 47089 10285 97.4 1.244
+06.0 109 47.70 2643 2513 50717 10446 98.2 1.201
+08.0 111 48.60 2706 2634 54695 10579 98.9 1.160 ! Near Maximum !
+10.0 113 49.50 2769 2758 59075 10685 99.4 1.121 ! Near Maximum !

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 103 45.00 2642 2511 50662 9882 99.9 1.207
Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
-Ba 103 45.00 2215 1764 32575 8966 83.7 1.484
 

pharmseller

Handloader
Feb 13, 2012
531
38
Well, sunuvabitch.

I took a hard, hard look at the ballistics and once again decided to abandon the project. There’s just no advantage to switching.
 

Orezona

Beginner
Jan 23, 2020
47
38
I recently loaded new Lapua brass with 39 grains of IMR 8208 XBR under 162 ELD-X bullets. I got good groups at 2653 fps and a 4.7 SD. I may mess with seating depth next spring. My rifle is a Bergara B-14 Hunter. I'll be ordering a custom elevation turret. I don't have 150 ELD-X bullets but I do have about 600 of the 162's so that's the direction I went.
 
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