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A bolt 7mm mag load help

 
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:00 PM
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Re: A bolt 7mm mag load help

150 nosler btip 63gr of h-4831

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:09 PM
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Re: A bolt 7mm mag load help

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[/QUOTE]

I would not use any paritions on whitetail unless your caliber is under a 270. completey Unnecessary.

My friends dad went elk hunting 1 year with paritions in his 7 mag and deciede to use them up on whitetail to get rid of them and ended up with a completey waste of a deer. the back shoulder was gone. yes shot placement wasnt best but my Ballistic tips don't do what partitions did to his.

too much for a whitetail
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:07 AM
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Re: A bolt 7mm mag load help

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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
I would not use any paritions on whitetail unless your caliber is under a 270. completey Unnecessary.

My friends dad went elk hunting 1 year with paritions in his 7 mag and deciede to use them up on whitetail to get rid of them and ended up with a completey waste of a deer. the back shoulder was gone. yes shot placement wasnt best but my Ballistic tips don't do what partitions did to his.

too much for a whitetail[/QUOTE]

Thats the exact results I got out of BT's their friggin varmint bullets for deer, it why I quit using them if your shot placement isn perfect you blow crap of em. Shot a coyote one time with 150 BT's it literally blew a hole in the hide you could stick your head through, I skinned him out just to take it back and show my buddies, and one did stick his head through the hole.

BT's are accurate as all get out but their a pretty poor choice for hunting at high muzzle vel. Since you quoted me I assume you read the whole post, it was that deer that convinced me to look to better bullets, I've killed a lot of deer (of all sizes) and elk with patitions and not ever one time have I seen results any where close to what you say happened but not every bullet is perfect he could have gotten a bad one, I've heard of partitions not expanding either but I've yet to see it.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:20 PM
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Re: A bolt 7mm mag load help

For an all round and usually easy to load for bullet, 140gr or 160gr Accubonds are hard to beat.

Powders in the range from IMR4350 to the slower Retumbo all have potential, though I find the slower ones work better on the bigger bullets. IMR 4831 is the only powder I have found that ALWAYS works for some reason.

My pet hunting loads for my two 7mm's are 168bergers with RL19 in my ABolt and 150TSX's with IMR4831 in my Sako. Both shoot around .7moa to 600 yards.

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