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7mm bullets for long range hunting. who has good luck with what?

 
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:55 PM
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7mm bullets for long range hunting. who has good luck with what?

hey guys, i have a 7mm stw 1-9 twist that im working up for longrange hunting to use on eveything from antelope to moose and elk. its built by chris matthews at LSR so i know its a shootter but as with all stw chamberings- freebore is horrible so bergers dont group as well as i would like them too although they are still right at 1 moa thanks to LSR's attention to precision. i was wondering if anyone has hunted with low drag bullets of a tangent ojive like Cauteruccio bullets and some of the higher BC'ed SMK. what game? what range? velocity/ cartidge? resaults? also if anyone has recommended recipes for the stw that would help too, i like h1000 but i open to all. thanks guys
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:50 PM
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Re: 7mm bullets for long range hunting. who has good luck with what?

Have you tried the Berger 180 hybrid? It is suppose to be a bit more foregiving compared to the other Bergers.
I have heard good reports of the 175 SMK out of 7RUM, so they might be a good bet in the STW. Otherwise try the 162 a-max, and if all else fails the 160 accubond.

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Re: 7mm bullets for long range hunting. who has good luck with what?

Both me and a buddy have had good luck shooting the 168grain VLD. Tried the 180grainers, but couldn't get them to shoot.
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Re: 7mm bullets for long range hunting. who has good luck with what?

i had no idea they took the hybrid past the 338! thanks. have yet to try 168. an i do like a maxes at 500 plus but only on thin skinned game as antelope and whitetail- kind of fragile one but not bad. Really looking hard at cautericio's but dont know if theyre worth a damn on animals at all let alone thin skinned game. SMK arent bad till about 800 due to thicker jackets and harder lead- at least in my experiences. Bergers are hard to beat but i still like to see what the rest of the community has to offer. thanks guys! keep the info coming!
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Re: 7mm bullets for long range hunting. who has good luck with what?

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Both me and a buddy have had good luck shooting the 168grain VLD. Tried the 180grainers, but couldn't get them to shoot.
So what's the problem??
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So what's the problem??
Don't know. Tried everything though...different primers, powders, powder charges, seating depth etc. Just couldn't get them to shoot as well as we expected.
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Re: 7mm bullets for long range hunting. who has good luck with what?

168 Bergers over 78.2 grn retumbo shoots well under moa in my 7STW and no tracking of game has been required so far. Have not had a chance to test it past 600 yards yet.
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