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

 
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:55 PM
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

Out to 500 yards with a 7mm rem mag any of the ones listed will very effectively take out a deer. So I agree the most accurate one is the best. Here is one thought if your hunting is inside 500 yards. You can drive the 110/120 barnes ttsx at super velocities and super flat trajectory out to 500 yards. Virtually point blank range I bet and that bullet will drop any deer dead at that range. You can go lighter with the barnes bullets and still drive them through animals because they retain all their weight. We have not stopped a 100 grain tsx out of a 257 wby yet out to 500 yards up to caribou size critters. At 3780 fps it is basically point blank to 500 yards. Very little trajectory to deal with. I always set up my rifles and loads depending on the situations I anticipate. But when I go to light bullets as in this case always stick with the Barnes ttsx. With the heavier bullets all the ones mentioned should work well. About 25 years ago I shot some animals with the 7mm rem mag and the 139 Hornady btsp. Largest thing I shot with that load was a grizzly at about 450 yards and dropped him on the spot. That shot was with a 7mm wby which is about the same as what you have. Knocked over caribou and deer size stuff with the remington and that bullet. So they all work.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:28 PM
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

shot all of my mule deer with the horn 139 and h-4831 69.5. i shot a bighorn with the berger 168. for what you are doing i would try the 140 partitions first though.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:11 PM
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

Iīd go with 150gr for the 7mm rem mag. They fly beautifully. They have flatter trajectories and more energy than both 140īs and 160īs on the 0-500 yd range(talking about boat tails). My first selection would be Swift Sirocco if not I would go to 154 Gr Hornady Interbond and last would be the Nosler BT.
I donīt really like the TSX, very Hard and doesnīt deliver very much energy on deer sized game. Barnes would be my choice for elk sized game. But always after Swift
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:14 PM
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

I really like the 168 bergers but like others have said use what shoots best out of your gun.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:16 AM
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

I've been hunting deer with a 7mm Rem Mag for 5 years now, and killed just over 30 deer with it. I have kills from 60 yards to 424 yards lasered n deer. Most have been in the 300 yard range +/- 50.

I have used 3 brands of ballistic tips in weights up to 162gr, and I have used Remington CoreLoct PSP in 150gr. BY FAR the most consistent and deadly is the 150gr coreloct. I have never had an exit wound bigger than my thumb, no lost meat, and I NEVER had a deer take a step after being hit with them. The ballistic tips kill well, and fast, but I have NEVER had one drop in its tracks with them unless it was a spine hit.

The store bought Rem core loct psp 150 gr pattern 3/4 inch out of my stock Stevens 200, at 100 yards, and just over 1/2 inch out of a rebuilt savage 110 at 200 yards.
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:38 AM
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

To clarify, I handload to get REALLY little groups with the rebuilt savage. I also have just started experimenting with handloads in 160,162, 168, 174, and 180 gr. I am also waiting for a few boxes of 162 and 168 match grade from HSN that I want to try, just because they are "match grade" and I trust HSN ammo. All are boat tail and none are ballistic tipped. The 180s I haven't loaded yet, I just got the data from Berger (180gr bergers). As for everything else, the 150s are still the best killer and most consistent grouper.
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:41 PM
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Re: Best bullets for Whitetail, and mule. 7mm rem mag

My go to bullet for deer in my 7mm RM is the 150gr Swift Scirocco.
However, I just bought a box of 140gr Accubonds to check them out, but not because I'm unhappy with the Sciroccos.
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