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Old 01-30-2008, 08:16 PM
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Forget both and go with the 162gr A-Max bullet. Higher BC, less wind drift & bullet drop over the long haul, AND impressive terminal performance on thin skinned game at any range.
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:37 PM
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Forget both and go with the 162gr A-Max bullet. Higher BC, less wind drift & bullet drop over the long haul, AND impressive terminal performance on thin skinned game at any range.
thanks and good point but what do you guys think about the 168 vld?
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:47 PM
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7mm deer loads

i would have a lot of confidence in the 168. they really are accurate and are least affected by wind. one son-in-law won the 1k match here . the other came in second in a 500 yard match with my stock laredo. with a lot of h-4831 starting them out around 2900 or so; with the high bc they are real good for long range.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:07 PM
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I have shot the 7mmRM for alot of years and my bullet of choice for deer (whitetails) has been the 150gn Ballistic Tip in front of 67gn of RL22 with a BR2 primer. I was getting 3100+fps out of the Sendero that I had developed this load in. This load shot sub .5" for me and accounted for lottsa critters demise.
I do remember comparing the 120gn to the 150gn'r out to 500yds and I was suprised how the wind tossed the 120 around. Mind you, this was before the A-max, AccuBond and a host of other "premium" bullets were on the scene.
I traded that Sendero in for a 700P and two weekends ago she (700P) produced a .4215" 3-shot group with the 150gn NBT using 63.5gn of IMR4350 (.5gn over max!) and R9.5M. Using Noslers #5 reloading manual, I guesstimated the muzzle velocity at 3275. That's probably a bit high, but I'll chrono it soon and see. JohnnyK.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:26 PM
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I have shot the 7mmRM for alot of years and my bullet of choice for deer (whitetails) has been the 150gn Ballistic Tip in front of 67gn of RL22 with a BR2 primer. I was getting 3100+fps out of the Sendero that I had developed this load in. This load shot sub .5" for me and accounted for lottsa critters demise.
I do remember comparing the 120gn to the 150gn'r out to 500yds and I was suprised how the wind tossed the 120 around. Mind you, this was before the A-max, AccuBond and a host of other "premium" bullets were on the scene.
I traded that Sendero in for a 700P and two weekends ago she (700P) produced a .4215" 3-shot group with the 150gn NBT using 63.5gn of IMR4350 (.5gn over max!) and R9.5M. Using Noslers #5 reloading manual, I guesstimated the muzzle velocity at 3275. That's probably a bit high, but I'll chrono it soon and see. JohnnyK.
wow thats awsome,no pressure signs? and ya let me Know what the chrony says.
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:41 AM
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Old 01-31-2008, 02:20 PM
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I second on the Nosler BT,, I used them religiously then went to the Accubond and xp3.. with the Bt the game always hits the dirt where it stood due to full energy tranfer and fragmentation and shock waves produced in the vital cavity. the xp3 and accubonds passed right threw the crease behind the leg on a 300 lb muley and a 700 lb elk in and out, both hits were terminal but left me tracking short distances, no huge deal but the BT would have dumped them.. I do not shoot shoulders, necks or heads, but just behind the crease of the shoulder at the first rib past the shoulder and low..no meat damage for me.. love those shoulder and neck roasts.and there is none finer than a brazed or fried heart so I try not to hit it either.
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