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Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

 
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Old 05-02-2010, 02:20 PM
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Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

I currently own a Remington 700 7mm rem mag and will be hunting whitetail and mule deer in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Montana. i need a bullet that will take down a deer at close but still knock one down at 500 yards. I think i have decided on the Nosler Accubonds, but i dont know if i should shoot 140 grains or 160 grains. The 160 seems a bit big from mule and whitetail. This rifle will only be used on whitetail and mule. Please help!

I will be reloading. So any loads will help too
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

With proper bullet placement I'm sure the 140's would kill either species however, I'd pick the 160's for Canadian deer. JohnnyK.
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

I would take a look at the 168 berger VLD, if you can stabilize it. I love the berger VLDs and in my limited experience with them, they work really good. I'd say save the accubonds for elk/moose.

That's just my opinion, ive never hunted canadian deer.
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

ballistic tips/ accubonds, berger vld's, or the barns triple shock will do just fine with proper shot placement....all are great choices, it just depends on what your gun likes the best
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

Not sure what's best but most big game bullets in the 150g/160g range should do a fine job on deer. I've some 150g Barnes TTSX I'm going to try next. My buddy has had really good luck with them on deer. My nephew has had good luck with 160g Hornady SP, I've had good luck with the Hronady 150g SP.

I recently tried some 150g SST's at the range and they shoot reasonably well. I'll give them another try - they look like they might be pretty good for Deer.

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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

I'd use the 160's. Actually I do use the 160's and have had great results out of my 7wsm.
You can shoot them at 3000 fps and get great ballistics and terminal performance.
Plus the 160's buck the wind better which I find is very important on long shots. It is much easier to calculate drop than drift. And when the wind is gusting out on the plains it is nice to have the higher bc bullet.
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

I think you're on the right track with the Accubonds. Either weight will work fine and I'd opt for which ever bullet shot better at long range. Given similar size groups I'd go with the 160gr.
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