7x57 mauser

  • Hey guys I have a Ruger #1 chambered in 7x57 mauser and I am working a load up for it. I have some 160 gr. Trophy Bonded Bear Claw bullets and some 154 gr. Hornady SST bullets to try out. The rifle didn't like the 140 gr. Accubond, the best load that I could get was just over a inch, but I think that I was over spinning the bullets to an extent. I also have some Vihtavouri 135 and 140 to try out. I can't find load data for those particular components and I was wondering if any of you guys had ever messed with any of this stuff? Or should I try to stick with IMR 4350 or 4320? I should add that I am planning on hunting mule deer and elk with this round.

  • I would think H4350 would be about the perfect powder for that setup... but I've not shot worked with that cartridge at all.