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Old 01-25-2013, 12:30 AM
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Re: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag

I keep seeing everyone posting about 160-180gr bullets here. Does anyone have any pet loads for the 139-140gr bullet?
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:23 AM
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I keep seeing everyone posting about 160-180gr bullets here. Does anyone have any pet loads for the 139-140gr bullet?
Probably not since the light bullets are inferior for long range shooting and frequently in rifles like the 7mmRum and 7mm STW too explosive at the impact velocities we see at short range.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:29 AM
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Re: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag

I hear you, but the 140gr bullet is accurate for longer than you give it credit for. Even the 80gr Match King, out of the .223, will hold sub zero MOA at the 600 yd line. Not saying it is worth a flip for hunting. But, I bought the 7 RUM for the flat trajectory to 400 yards. Very seldom do I have alonger shot than that. And, i don't need anything heavier than the 140gr bullet for the whitetail and feral hogs of East Texas. A head shot with the .223 with a 55gr bullet will drop a 250# boar in his tracks, at 200 yards, so I really don't need the heavier bullets.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:36 AM
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Re: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag

Hey WildRose, you need to read the 9th Amendment.
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Hey WildRose, you need to read the 9th Amendment.
Nope read it many times along with the 10th. Collectively they are the most ignored parts of our entire constitution.
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I hear you, but the 140gr bullet is accurate for longer than you give it credit for. Even the 80gr Match King, out of the .223, will hold sub zero MOA at the 600 yd line. Not saying it is worth a flip for hunting. But, I bought the 7 RUM for the flat trajectory to 400 yards. Very seldom do I have alonger shot than that. And, i don't need anything heavier than the 140gr bullet for the whitetail and feral hogs of East Texas. A head shot with the .223 with a 55gr bullet will drop a 250# boar in his tracks, at 200 yards, so I really don't need the heavier bullets.
No it's just a matter of mass and bc's.

Trust me I've been pushing 7mm projectiles as fast as I could out of everything I shot them out of for over 20 years and I finally learned that moving on up in weight will give you better performance even at shorter ranges and slowing them down just a hair off of max will also greatly increase your barrel life.

The 160gr Accubonds will shoot half MOA out of both of my 7mm STW's and I dont' have to worry about them just blowing up and splattering like the 140gr bullets (several types and brands) will on occasion, especially the Amax, SST's, and Nosler Ballistic Tips.
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Re: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag

Agreed on the ignored content of the Bill of Rights.

Agreed on the heavier bullet, slower velocity equals better groups. But, that does not mean you cannot get good groups from lighter weight, higher velocity bullets. The Nosler Ballistic Tips have been one of my pet peeves about not staying together, and the SST is about the same. Shot them out of my 7 Mag, 7mm08, 30.06 and .280. But, they give good accuracy, and for the ranges and game I am hunting, they work ok. Still aggitates me.

I have had this 7mm RUM since 2005, but am just now starting to play with it, and would like to find a good 140gr load. Factory ammo is shooting really well, but it is just too expensive, especially since I have all these 7mm bullets and reloading equipment.
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