Re: 7mm long range bullet
I've set my maximum hunting range between 500-600 yds. Plenty of horsepower and energy to let the bullet do it's job. I'm not particularly fond of the Nosler BT bullet or SMKs, as I've experienced these bullets disintegrating on impact using standard cartridges/velocities at ranges around 100 yds. Jacket separation at the point of impact leads to bloodshot meat, but fails to reach the vitals and make a clean kill. Even at ranges beyond 300 yds, launched from magnum cartridges, often produces the same effect.
At 540 yds, I have no problem dropping the rifle silhouette
Ram all day long using a Barnes 150 gr TSX on top of H4831,
from my 280 Rem. Accuracy is excellent! A problem comes up with the wind, especially above a 10mph, which moves the lighter bullet 6 inches or so.
If you opt to try the Barnes bullet, and follow the loading instructions that come with the bullets, my load is H4831,
RP case, Fed 210M primer, OAL: 3.30". My load chronographs
(five shot avg) 3000 fps MV, and is completely safe in my rifle, and still get around 7 reloads per case.