Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Need suggestions for 7mm bullet

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 10-30-2004, 01:00 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: WV
Posts: 166
Re: Need suggestions for 7mm bullet

i like the 180berger in my 7wsm... 28" krieger 9twist. i can get 2950 with RL25 but shoot matches with N560 at 2850 both are very accurate but N560 seems to be more consistent on speed. i have never shot the 162 amax but i know lots of guys have great luck with them.. i bought some 175SMK's but have not tried them yet. the 168SMK's shot well but not as good as the bergers...berger has approx .698 bc ... they also make a 168 berger VLD but have never tried them..(a little lower bc)

Brien
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-31-2004, 03:26 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 202
Re: Need suggestions for 7mm bullet

I've been shooting the 160 Accubonds with good results.
__________________
m
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-01-2004, 04:32 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: pink hill, N.C.
Posts: 76
Re: Need suggestions for 7mm bullet

I have always used the 150gr Nosler BT in my Sendero (7mmRM) and have never had a problem with bullet failure, even on close shots. My shots have run from 50-450yds and I have only recovered one bullet and it was a perfect mushroom. The range on that was 300yds.
Currently waiting to get my rifle back from my gunsmith. I have the 140gr TSX, 150gr Scirroco and 154gr SST's I'm going to try on whitetails with it, if it gets back in time! Johnny K.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-01-2004, 10:10 AM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Need suggestions for 7mm bullet

I don't believe the published Bc for the 168smk's of 0.488 is correct. Some programs have them listed as 0.636. I have tried making a drop chart for my 7-300wby with the 0.488 BC and it was no were near correct, I then went with the 0.636 and everything seemed perfect. My fellow shooters and I have been having good luck with the new 175smk's.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-01-2004, 02:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hensley, AR
Posts: 24
Re: Need suggestions for 7mm bullet

In my A-Bolt 7WSM, I've found a load that's pretty accurate with the 160 accubond and 66.0grns of RL-22 for a tad over 3000fps. Don't like to push that long bullet down into the case that far to reach the magazine length of 2.860" but seemed to work OK in my rifle. BM

Bill

[ 11-01-2004: Message edited by: BlueMoon ]
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-01-2004, 02:27 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Nevada
Posts: 564
Re: Need suggestions for 7mm bullet

I shoot so much that I bought 1000 Sierra 175 gr. spbt bullets which I moly coat. I believe dead is dead and I've never even had Elk stop the round. Right through them and the Hydraulic shock is tremendous at under 200 yards out of my 7mm STW loaded not far below max @3100 fps out of my 28 inch barrel
__________________
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-07-2004, 01:14 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: South Illinois
Posts: 238
Re: Need suggestions for 7mm bullet

I have gotten exellent accuracy from Sierra 160gr SBT's from a 7 Mag @ 3000fps. With a BC of 563 it will shoot flat and buck the wind well. And I can buy enough bullets of the same lot to wear a barrel out without selling the house.

260shooter
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Need suggestions for 7mm bullet
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.243 Load / Bullet suggestions BlackSS Long Range Hunting & Shooting 37 04-07-2013 03:34 PM
Need some bullet suggestions drenner43 Reloading 9 01-11-2011 03:58 PM
.30 caliber do it all bullet suggestions rdsii64 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 9 05-11-2010 03:30 AM
.25-06 Varmint bullet suggestions The Preacher Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 3 04-24-2009 11:28 PM
Bullet suggestions for 30-378 gamedog Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 10 11-09-2007 11:02 PM

Current Poll
Spot & Stalk or Ambush For Western Deer?
MOSTLY - Spot & Stalk - 73.75%
1,020 Vote
MOSTLY - Ambush - 26.25%
363 Votes
Total Votes: 1,383
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC