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Old 04-25-2007, 12:59 PM
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7mm rem mag & elk

looking for advice on a bullet weight for a 7mm rm for elk.i will be hunting there this oct with my uncles.any thoughts on 160gr accubonds?
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:39 PM
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Re: 7mm rem mag & elk

The 160 Accubond would be my fist choice after hearing all the good results folks have had with them.

I did see a huge cow elk shot wiht a 150 Ballistic tip out of a 7mm Weatherby at just over 300yds and the result was very good , their was a small hole on the exit side where piece of the bullet exited but most stayed in , but only rib bones were hit so I woulden't trust it if you had to shoot through a shoulder or make a less them optimal shot
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:46 PM
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Re: 7mm rem mag & elk

jdjones. Thank you for the reply
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:42 PM
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Re: 7mm rem mag & elk

Oh yea ,I forgot to mention one important thing , I don't know where my manners are


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Old 04-25-2007, 02:45 PM
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Re: 7mm rem mag & elk

The Accubond you mentioned would be a good choice. No experience in using a 7mm on game but did use them on an elk last fall using a 180gr bullet in a 300UM. Do some load testing and see how they shoot in your gun. Also, as another thought,I personally haven't used the Scirocco but have seen good results in a friends 300UM using a 180 gr. bullet to harvest a 6x6 elk last fall. In the 7mm I believe it is only available in a 150gr. bullet. They are a bit pricey compared to the Accubond however. Did reload some Accubonds for a friends 7mmUM using both the 150 and 160 gr bullets and it did some decent grouping at 100 yds. If I remember correctly the 160's were a little better grouping bullet in that gun. Good luck.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:47 PM
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Re: 7mm rem mag & elk

cyberscout19:

Like JDJones said, welcome to LRH.

And, like both guys said, the 160 Accubond in the 7mm Rem Mag will work just fine on elk. They have a really bad reaction to being hit by one in the right spot. They die. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] You could push some lighter bullets faster, but for long range and especially for elk sized animals I'd recommend you stick with the 160s.

I've used them on 3 elk in 7mm mags and all were perfect performance. Also used them on several deer and have only recovered one.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:13 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag & elk

thank you gentlemen for the sound advice and the warm welcome.I will have to get some accubonds then of to the range.thank you again
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