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    Attn: Pierre... Hunting Loads

    I'm about to get my reloading equipment back and set up and I've got some RL17 and a selection of bullets including 175gr Berger VLD on the way to begin playing with. I'm pretty excited about reloading for my Swissicon rifles and you've given some great starting points to play with for match loads. But I also like using my Milsurps to hunt with and being from Montana I assume you do some hunting of your own. Do you have any recommendations for bullet selection and recipes for hunting loads?

    Also, Iíve looked around and canít find load data for the 7.5 Swiss using RE17. Do you have a recommendation on starting grains?

    Thanks in advance.

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    This is the load data my son uses. I used it also, but being that I bought my first 1911 Swissicon long rifle in 1959, that gives you some idea of why I no longer hunt. A cane in the woods doesn't work well.
    The projectile is a Hornady 180gr BTSP (soft point). Suitable for all deer and elk....... It will work for moose with a well placed shot.
    Powder is 45.8gr IMR 4350, but start your own load at 44.8gr just to be safe.


    This is one of his targets at 125 or 150 yards. Fully repeatable with no "cold shots". Can't find the logbook. It's somewhere in the armoury but in a place "I'd never forget"...... but not with all the others. sheesh...............



    His k31.



    ---------- Post added at 12:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:11 PM ----------

    Forgot about your 2nd question. Yes. a 175gr Berger VLD or a 175gr SMK and begin at 47gr of RE17. You'll probably end up near 49.5, but work it up to whatever shows as most accurate for your particular rifle.

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