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    Factory ammo in 7x57

    22" barrel, 1:10 twist.

    Recommended bullet weight and factory brands for hill reds and sika?

    Cheers
    JS
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    The first question is what kind of 7x57mm you have, because there are rifles out there on actions all the way back to the 1893 Mauser. ( Don't laugh; I hunt with one.)

    That is why most American ammunition is held to about 40,000 cUP, or under 45,000 PSI, chamber pressure
    Rem 175-gr 2,350 fps
    Rem 140-gr 2,660 fps
    Federal 140-gr 2,660 fps
    Federal 140-gr 2,660 fps
    S&B 175-gr, 2,400 fps
    S&B 139-gr 2,555 fps
    PPU 139-gr 2,600 fps

    Hornady makes some at lower pressure and some at modern pressure ( 52,000 psi)
    162-gr SST 2,450 fps
    139-gr at 2,650 fps
    139-gr Superperformance at 2,800 fps

    Norma and RWS have ammunition with their own bullets and Norma with some Hornady and Noslers, at modern pressures.

    They will all kill your red deer. Some just have a little flatter trajectory. Some are tougher than others. Start with the least expensive you can find.

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    Thanks Southern - in comparison with your rifle, its a modern 7x57. A Varberger of mid 90's (1990's that is) vintage.

    I'm just casting around for experience at the moment - with a 1:10 twist will a lighter or heavier bullet and a lighter or heavier load be the better option.

    140gr would be around what I was thinking - but looking for the benefit of other peoples mistakes!

    JS
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


  4. #4
    139g RWS KS (Spire Point), you can get it from bushwear

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    Quote Originally Posted by pietasvenatores View Post
    139g RWS KS (Spire Point), you can get it from bushwear
    Great - thanks.
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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    I fear that you'll have to take what you can get and buy all you can lay your hands on. Good luck.

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    Anyone tried Geco 165gr?
    I never make the same mistake twice.

    I make it five or six times.

    Just to be sure.


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