In the past I had posted an inquirey as to anyone's experience reloading for the 7mm RUM prior to my starting a load workup. I got no responses regarding reloading but did have several requests to post my results. I had really wanted to load 160 gr. bullets but was not successful. My best results were with 150 gr. Barnes TTSX and US 869 getting consistent 5 shot groups into an inch or less at 200 yards at slightly over 3300fps. I would like to note that it seems US 869 may be a vastly under utilized powder. In my experience it meters well, gives excellent velocity along with outastanding accuracy. Although not an Extreme Powder, it is reported to be relatively "temperature stable". I am currently trying it in one of my 300 RUM as well as a custom light weight 30-378 and to date the results look promising.