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Looking for the right scope and bullet for a 7mm rem mag

 
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:58 AM
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Re: Looking for the right scope and bullet for a 7mm rem mag

leup 6.5-20, sendero, 140 or 168 berger.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:15 AM
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Re: Looking for the right scope and bullet for a 7mm rem mag

I personally would pick the Nosler 160 grain Accubond and a 4.5-14 Mk4 Leupold for the rifle you describe, the only thing you will be missing is the zero stop. I really don't mind using different rifles for close range hunting but for serious long range shooting I really think a specialized rifle is required and a lot of trigger time to go with it. I am new to the game (long range) myself but am gaining confidence. In your situation I would go with 2 rifles, one for the woods and one for the west. I'm in a similar situation here in Missouri with very few long range opportunities and that has been my course of action.

Bob
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Old 08-08-2013, 10:47 PM
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Re: Looking for the right scope and bullet for a 7mm rem mag

If you're only shooting to 600 yards this should be pretty easy. For the use and ranges you described the 160 gr Accubond or Long Range Accubond would both work well. As for a scope, I would not use a 4-14 sort of scope... I would opt for a 2.5-10. You want all the field of view you can get for thick foliage and 50 yard shots, while 10 power will get you way past 600 yards on deer size targets. I would also suggest you certainly don't need two guns for this.

Here's what I use for elk at exactly the ranges you posted.
270 WSM in an Allen Precision custom bolt gun, with a 2.5-10 Nightforce. Scoped the rifle weighs in at just 8 lbs. No problem with the short shots, and I have used this rifle to take numerous rock chucks between 5 and 600 yards. This rig has also served well shooting paper from 800 to 1077 yards. I am using 140 gr Berger VLD's, but from what I have been reading, the new long range accubonds are proving to be another good, high BC bullet.
An accurate factory gun will make a minute of buckskin rifle to 600 yards.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:08 AM
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Re: Looking for the right scope and bullet for a 7mm rem mag

For elk I am using a 7 mm STW with a Zeiss 4 X 14 X 44, 175 Sierra GK . Have also tried 180 Berger, but not yet the new AB. I have killed a couple of elk with this combo, but not at long range.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:37 PM
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Re: Looking for the right scope and bullet for a 7mm rem mag

Thanks for the replies guys, I will use what I have for this year I would like to get a new rifle for my wife then I can get my 308 back, for up in the woods and just set up my 7mm for med to long range 800 yds max. But that will have to be next year. I need a new range finder.
Duane
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