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7 Rum bullet choices??

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Unread 03-07-2012, 11:59 PM
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Re: 7 Rum bullet choices??

How has nobody mentioned the 162 AMAX yet? Hunt that sucker...
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Unread 03-08-2012, 12:08 PM
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Re: 7 Rum bullet choices??

Tanner-will the a-max hold together on a big boned elk?..I looked at some bullets yesterday, unfortunately they didn't have any a-max's on the shelf-but I like their b.c. #'s!

Coues-that's some nice grouping on a stock rifle! I'm surprised the SST's held up on elk....guessing it was the 162's. Did you hit any shoulder or bone?

Old mossy-I took a bull elk last year with a 7 RM 160 accubond @ 400yrds. I centerpunched him behind the shoulders-caught a rib coming out . I got a clean pass thru, he still stood(never ran) around for about 20-30 seconds before falling over. I don't think he knew something was wrong.

Keep'em coming guys!
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Unread 03-08-2012, 02:32 PM
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Re: 7 Rum bullet choices??

Sticknstring,they were 154s, I also thought they might be too soft but due to limited load developement time they are slightly under max and that the sst also has the interlock ring i went for it. The bull was very close range 50-60 yds hit one rib on entrance lungs were trashed but also found an exit hole to boot!I was impressed to say the least ,( the accubond would probably be my full time elk load.Rifle seams to like most every thing i feed itbut I have used the same 154 load for a cow elk at 200yds and three deer from 150 to 575yds with drt on all.I am looking hard at the a-max as well,as there is no magic bullet i try not to judge by just one or two experiences ,but so far the sst has not let me down!I also got very lucky on the lightly used senderoHope this helps out the ever present best bullet dilema!

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Unread 03-08-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: 7 Rum bullet choices??

The AMAX used to be marketed as a deer-hunting bullet... I'd have no qualms running it into an elk. Will likely do so next year, outta either a 7/08 or 7WSM.
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