Originally Posted by buckbrush
I thought I read somewhere that the 175 SMK was a good performing bullet on game. How are the 180 VLD Berger hunting bullets? Any other high BC stuff that will take out an elk?
The main thing in selecting a bullet it its performance at the longest range you intened to
use it. BCs are important but so is accuracy and terminal performance.
I would recomend a good Bonded or monolithic bullet around 160 to 175grains because
the 7 mm RUM will hum them and will be to much for some non bonded bullets.
With the amount of free bore in the big magnums unless you are going to single load
them a standard ojive bullet is what I recomend.
I have Three classes of bullets that I use for intended range in BIG HOT MAGNUMS and
they are as follows = For 300 yards and less I use a well constructed bullet like the Barns
X ,Triple Shock , A Square, Swift A frame and the Nosler Partition.
For ranges 300 to 800 yards I like controled expansion and normally want to use a Bonded
boat tail bullet.
For extream ranges I prefer an expanding type (Like the Ballistic Tip) or the hollow point
boat tail design. Note; If using match bullets I like to use a me plat trimmer and just trim
the tip off a little to improve opening at lower velocities.
This is just the way I have found that works best for me because of different POI velocities
and the operating range of individual bullet types.
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