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Author Topic: Hand loaded HW #7s  (Read 1720 times)

Offline TheBigSnood

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Hand loaded HW #7s
« on: March 31, 2021, 04:47:33 PM »
I loved the old federal HW#7. But after not being able to get them anymore, I have decided to load my own.  A lot of research and help from a special gentlemen, I am ecstatic. 


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Offline crow

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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2021, 05:15:58 PM »
really nice pattern, one of the best I can remember seeing with the 7's, and 1 3/8oz to boot

Offline TheBigSnood

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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2021, 05:23:35 PM »
really nice pattern, one of the best I can remember seeing with the 7's, and 1 3/8oz to boot
I agree.  11260psi 1260 FPS


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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2021, 05:37:43 PM »
I tried the load that ballistic products had listed on their website,

it was a nice waterfowl or pheasant load but not a strong enough 10" for turkey hunting for what I was looking for

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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2021, 06:00:27 PM »
I tried the load that ballistic products had listed on their website,

it was a nice waterfowl or pheasant load but not a strong enough 10" for turkey hunting for what I was looking for
I experienced the same thing.  A little help from an old time loader got me straightened out.


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Offline TrackeySauresRex

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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2021, 07:00:16 PM »
You cracked that case!  :OGturkeyhead:
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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2021, 09:33:37 PM »
Awesome
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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 08:04:03 AM »
Looks a little strung to me and you have some holes in the pattern to be honest.  Are you buffering and if so how much and what type?  Are you star or roll crimping and what wad are you running and are you slitting it yourself and how many slots and how close to the wad ring? 
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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 06:14:08 PM »
I loved the old federal HW#7. But after not being able to get them anymore, I have decided to load my own.  A lot of research and help from a special gentlemen, I am ecstatic. 


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Offline davisd9

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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2021, 07:37:35 PM »
Your pattern looks fine. It will kill turkeys all day. Very nice!

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Offline Old Timer

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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2021, 09:11:35 AM »
Loading your own. Nice accomplishment. Good luck!

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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2021, 11:23:23 AM »
I think I’d try a more open choke.
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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2021, 04:19:27 PM »
That's a dead turkey!

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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2021, 04:22:14 PM »
Looks like a dead turkey to me.

Offline Ranman

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Re: Hand loaded HW #7s
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2021, 07:21:22 PM »
Looks good, but I bet if you tried a Rem SF .572, or a Carlson’s .575 you would be pleasantly surprised.