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Unread 04-26-2010, 02:46 PM
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Q about bullet performance out of 7RM

I have only been rolling my own now for about 8 months

For my 7MM Rem Mag I have worked up some nice hunting loads with 3 different bullets. Nothing blistering but this was where i found the accuracy.

150g Noslet BT @ 3020FPS
150g Sierra GameKing @ 2974 FPS
175g Sierra Gameking @ 2782 FPS

Quite frankly, where i hunt, i will probably not have a shot past 100 yards on a whitetail

My question is about bullet performance at these ranges. I have yet to shoot these at a deer. Given the above should I be concerned at all with the performance of any of these bullets?
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    Re: Q about bullet performance out of 7RM

    I dont see any reason why you would have any problems. Id go with the ballistic tip if it was me.
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    Re: Q about bullet performance out of 7RM

    Any one of the three mentioned will get the job done. I also would go with the BT first and the 150 GameKing second.
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    Re: Q about bullet performance out of 7RM

    Thanks guys,
    The reason i ask is i keep hearing stories about this bullet or that blowing up at certain speeds, passing through without expanding etc.

    I was just wondering if these are OK bullet choices for my application
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    Re: Q about bullet performance out of 7RM

    It has been my experience with the 7mm Mag that for inside 100 yard shots it is best to slow the bullet down. The 140 to 150 gr bullets seem to kill deer in their tracks better if they start out in the 2800 to 2900 fps muzzle velocity range. For some reason when, for me, the bullets are going over 3000 fps the deer want to run off around 100 yards even though you have pulped their lungs and heart. My buddy has had the same results. This observation has been gathered from over 50 deer kills. I got rid of my 7 mag and went back to the 25-06. You don't have to trail them up with it. Bang Flop.
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    Re: Q about bullet performance out of 7RM

    For deer at that range, It's pretty hard to go wrong! I would shoot whatever shoots best in your rifle but would lean towards the 150's.....Rich
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    Re: Q about bullet performance out of 7RM

    Dannyd,
    I would choose the 150 Ballistic Tip. It has never let me down, regardless of the range. The bear in the first two photo's was taken at 15 steps. The bullet chrono'd at 3240fps and it went completely through both shoulders of this fat fellow. He weighed 300lbs.
    i just threw the coyote photo in for S & G's. He was taken at 40 yds and was no match for the 150gn BT. I have used this bullet almost exclusively in the 7Mag for 15 years.








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