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Old 07-28-2012, 11:52 AM
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A bolt 7mm mag load help

hi guys, This is my first post on this Forum. Anyways, Looking to see if anyone has found any pet loads for the A bolt 7mm mags. I have imr-4350 and CT ballistic silvertip 140's on hand already that i used loading a 7mm-08. I'm going to try some loads with that off course, but wanting to look at other options as well. BTW this will be a strictly whitetail round.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:31 PM
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Re: A bolt 7mm mag load help

Personal experience I wouldn't want use that on deer unless your going to head shoot em. Years ago I was all about the 150gr Btip, I was head shooting every thing, then one day I shot at the boiler room of a muley buck. I F@$%ked that shot and hit the hind.... It destroyed that hind and 1/2 of the offside hind, and he was still kicking so I promptly proceeded screw up again and blew the #$^ out of his shoulders. My bad, but holy crap the destruction was, like a varmint bullet for deer! The current selection of bonded core bullets are way better for not tearing everything up, partition types just flat work.

A lot of guys like the 162gr SST, I was disappointed with them but their accurate as can be, 160 Nosler AB great bullet, never was impressed with sierra or speer,Trying some of these right now 168gr Custom Rifle Bullets Built for Accuracy | Matrix Ballistics
one load I would try if it's just for deer at intermediate ranges is 150gr partition (62.5 gr imr4350 and a CCI250) <- that was my BT load it drove friggin tacks
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:07 PM
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Re: A bolt 7mm mag load help

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hi guys, This is my first post on this Forum. Anyways, Looking to see if anyone has found any pet loads for the A bolt 7mm mags. I have imr-4350 and CT ballistic silvertip 140's on hand already that i used loading a 7mm-08. I'm going to try some loads with that off course, but wanting to look at other options as well. BTW this will be a strictly whitetail round.
Yep, a 140 sierra or nosler bt/ab with 68-70gr rl22, win brass with a 215. I've killed a bunch of deer with the sierra and it does the job as well as a partition or accubond. If rl22 doesn't work, try 7828 with a 150 nos bt ,win brass ,and a 215. I've had two ruger and currently have a rem in 7mag. if you want a bit less recoil with almost as much speed, try 56gr I4064 with the 140 sierra and a 215. It'll net 3100 fps(versus 3200 for the other 140's) and it's just a dang good load; I've got about 300 of these loaded right now.
If you put it in the slats like you should, the nos bt won't be an issue. If you like texas heart shots or hamburgered shoulder, use a barnes. We've been using the 140 sierra and the accubond in stw's and ultra's (which are a heck of a lot faster than a 7mag) so I wouldn't worry to much.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:47 PM
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Re: A bolt 7mm mag load help

h 4831sc, 168 gr berger, i love it!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:12 PM
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Re: A bolt 7mm mag load help

71gn retumbo, 160CEB in my a-bolt lrh is good for .5-.75 moa repeatedly. i found this load while doing OCW testing at 600 yds, and haven't fine tuned anything. i could probably shrink this down, but it is good for what i do with it....
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:52 AM
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Re: A bolt 7mm mag load help

I just finished working up a load for the 7mag with 168gr Matrix. 65.2gr RL22, Rem 9 1/2M primer, Nosler cases. seated 0.020" off the lands. It produced 1/2" horizontal dispersion (I know some of that was me) and 1/4" vertical dispersion at 200yrds. I think I'll keep it
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Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.

Joe
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:04 PM
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h 4831sc, 168 gr berger, i love it!

Personally, I agree 100% with this!!!!
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