Originally Posted by stonepony
I am thinking of loading some 120 gr ballistic tips for my 7mm08 for deer hunting. Is this load to light to ethically kill deer at 400-500 yards or is it basically a 200 yard or less round? They shoot extremely well in my gun and wanted to try them out on deer. I was also wondering the same question about the TSX? Any help is appreciated!
They are one of the best bullets you can shoot in the 7/08 for all around performance.
I have posted on the 7/08 using the 120s many times and as Jonnyk said do a search for this
and you should find a wealth of information.
But to answer your questions -- they are not to light at 400 or 500yrds as long as you
start them at 3000ft/sec MV or more.
My two best loads are H 414 @ 3010 and Varget @3115 ft/sec.
My longest shot with a 7/08 pistol was 517yrds and hit just behind the sholder and he
dropped in his tracts.
Also I have killed many deer and hogs beyond 400yrds with my 7/08 rifle and have lost none
I did the jacket test and found that the 120gr BT jacket was thicker than the 140grBT just
like some of the members said.
Don't worry about the bullet performance ,You will be amazed how well they do.
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