7x57 Mauser

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by cottontop, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Anybody reload for the 7 mm Mauser? If so, what are your experiences regarding loads (powder, bullets, etc.)? I am particularly interested in the Hornady 139 grain bullet. I seem to have lots of IMR 4350, so I think I would like to work up loads with it.
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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have loaded for the 7mm Mauser for several years. I generally use the 139-140 gr pills. I use W-748 or BLC-2 just because that is the powder I use for .223, .308 and .30-06 and I can buy it by the case and save $
     

  3. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    7x57


    Any useful info you could add? Accuracy, rifle used, load recipes, etc.?
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  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have two Spanish short rifles. The data I use is no longer published so it is not prudent to put it out there. Check older manuals for such data. IIRC my pet load is about 2 grains under max from an older Hodgdon book.
     
  5. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I recently picked up a basic Hodgdon reloading manual for free at the reloading counter. 7x57 is listed with loads for 120grn and 140 grn. H4350 is one of the powders listed. I know it is in my regular manuals also. You can also go on line and get data from the Hodgdon website.
     
  6. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Thanks guys. I have found some practical data on line. Will try it out.
    cottontop