Originally Posted by soundwaves
l am a hunter who lives in turkey and likes hunting İBEX.
the only ammo we can get here for the 7mm rem mag is:
150 grain federal classic or the 175 grain pmc. the shots we take are from 200 to 400 meters so my question to you is which of these ammo would you tend to use? by the way ibex is a strong animal which dont die easyly if not hit in the vitals.
by the way does any one know the maximum point blank range for the 175 grain 7mm rem mag how many inches high at a hundred yards?
thanks too all the hunters out there!
Welcome to LRH! For shooting those distances I would lean toward the 175's. The 150's would work, but because of the terrain, I am guessing wind could be a real problem. The heavier bullet will allow for better penetration and buck the wind better.
As far as your Max PB range, that is determined by your velocity. Without knowing the velocity and BC of your bullet, that is a hard figure to come up with. I could guess, but it probably wouldn't be right. The best I can figure is the following= Maximum PBR: 345 yd Maximum PBR Zero: 292 yd
I got this info comparing other manufacturers against one another. The avg. velocity is around 2850fps and the bullet is a flat base pointed soft point 175grn Speer. There ballistic coefficients were all about .465 to .462 so those are the numbers I crunched with JBM Calculations. I used an elevation of 3000 ft. but if you go higher, to say 5000 or 8000 ft. above see level that will get longer. At 8000ft your PBR changes to 351yrds max. and 297 zero range. The best thing you could do is go out and shoot the distances that you are planning on hunting and develop your own dope for elevations you might be hunting.
Hope this helps,
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