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Old June 25, 2001, 08:51 PM   #1
k in AR
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7x57 favorites ?

I've been reloading for over 30 years but just added a new, but very old, caliber to my repertoire. The 7x57 Mauser.

I was just wondering, would anyone like to share any favorite loads?

Also, has anyone had any success with Barnes X out of this caliber or is the velocity too limited for this long a bullet?

Thanks, K
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Old June 27, 2001, 06:44 PM   #2
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Never reloaded for that 7mm.

Barnes say that their rifles bullets expand reliably down to 1600 fps. Being a longer bullet, a bit faster twist may be required to properly stabilize the bullet as they are longer than equivalent lead-based bullets.

The Wife's 7-08 shoots the 140 Barnes XBTs very well indeed.
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