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best long range hunting .284 bullet??

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Unread 11-10-2004, 06:59 PM
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best long range hunting .284 bullet??

i recently purchased a 700 BDL 7mm Rem Mag from my grandfather, shot very little. i have already outfitted with a Leupold 6-18 with target knobs, Leupold double dovetail bases and rings, and a harris bipod. my goal for this year is to take a 500yd deer, what bullet would be best for taking deer at this range?? already have some rounds loaded w/ 150gr nosler bt's and 63gr. IMR 4831, shoots about .550 at 100 off the bipod.
i want a bullet that is capable of taking a deer at 500+, and have been told that the 150 bt is not going to be up to the task.
thanks for the help
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Unread 11-10-2004, 09:36 PM
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Re: best long range hunting .284 bullet??

dan the rule of thumb is 1000 ft.lb.of energy my 7mm08 has that with 140 gr.nobt. the thing is make sure your gun will shoot acc.at that range the 7mm mag is very good long range gun with the rite bullet good shooting marlow [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 11-10-2004, 10:06 PM
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Re: best long range hunting .284 bullet??

For deer and smaller the 162 AMAX has my vote.

.625 BC and highly explosive on deer. Its also a VERY accurate bullet.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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