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Old 01-24-2013, 11:43 AM
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Re: 7mm bullet on elk

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Have you ever actually measured the twist rate in your barrel? Rusults may vary in barrel twist rates too.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:53 PM
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Re: 7mm bullet on elk

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Joe
Have you ever actually measured the twist rate in your barrel? Rusults may vary in barrel twist rates too.
yes multiple times
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:47 PM
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Re: 7mm bullet on elk

So back to the topic of the thread, what 7mm bullets are having success or failure on elk beyond 400yrds? Any one shoot hornady, sierra, Barnes? Or is berger so good its the end all, be all bullet on elk?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:38 PM
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Re: 7mm bullet on elk

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So back to the topic of the thread
Good point hahaha

I am no master, but I have heard of a lot of people shooting elk up to 1000yds with a 168gr Berger. If it is any guidance for you, I shoot a 7RM Sendero and will be hunting long range mule deer and elk(hoping to be good enough to shoot out to 1000yds with practice) and I am gonna shoot the 168gr Berger. I really want to try the 180 hybrid, but I don't have the cash right now to start buying a bunch of boxes of bullets to test out. I have 2 boxes of 168's, I'm gonna work up a load, shoot like crazy, and then when the 2 boxes are gone, I will consider the heavier stuff. These match the twist in my barrel best so I am confident I can find a load for them, and if I ever decide to step up more, I will wait till Berger comes with that 195gr, rebarrel, and then bore it out to one of those 7mm-300win mags that I have read about on here and have all I would ever need to kill out to 1300-1500yds. Like I said, I'm no master, just a beginner, but have read so much of this stuff in the last year that it could almost make my head spin. hahahaha
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:38 PM
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Re: 7mm bullet on elk

168 bergers, 180 bergers, 160 accubonds, 162 amax all will do the job out passed 600 yards but that is all I can say from use. Some guys just believe in the big is better idea (I also have a 338 lapua imp), but the 284 caliber is more than capable.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:21 PM
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Re: 7mm bullet on elk

Do you recall the range of the accubond and amax? Were they recovered? If so what condition were they in? Did the amax hold together or come apart?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:35 PM
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Re: 7mm bullet on elk

The amax shot a cow this year at 640 something and it did great she took a few steps and died, didnt see the bullet. The accubond does great out to 800 and holds up good just not as high of bc.
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