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Old 01-01-2012, 12:51 AM
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Sierra 7mm 130gr MatchKing for coyotes...

I've been trying to work up a load for my Remington Sendero in 7 mag- I thought that I would be able to use a heavy enough bullet that would trick the wind and not expand creating less pelt damage.... haven't looked far enough! I shot a 40+ lb coyote today at 187 yds right behind the ribs (trying to avoid any bone whatsoever) and I got an exit hole that I could fit his head in. Bad call on my part. Guess I'll have to give the GameKing's a try. Already tried the 110 gr Speer TNT's and they had as bad a result as the 130's. Anyone else shooting a Seven with insight would be appreciated!
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:28 AM
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Re: Sierra 7mm 130gr MatchKing for coyotes...

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Old 01-01-2012, 04:18 PM
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Re: Sierra 7mm 130gr MatchKing for coyotes...

Sloan, I've still got a box of them left but I can't get them to shoot. Tried RL 22, IMR 4831, IMR 4064 (which puts the 130's in .8 @ 200), Retumbo, IMR 4350, etc. I've tried slow and fast and it ain't happening. Even tried three different kinds of brass and primers. Not happening? They recommend faster twists than I've got so I'm going with that as the problem since it shoots the 168 Sierra's without a problem. (By not shooting, I mean I can't get it to put 5 into anything less than 1.5" which isn't acceptable where 600+ yd shots are a possibility.)

What powder are you using?

I'd really like to try the Barnes Banded Solid in 140gr but Midway shows their next availability as 07/12?!
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:25 PM
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Re: Sierra 7mm 130gr MatchKing for coyotes...

My go to bullet is Barnes TSX or TTSX in my 25-06, it hammers them and they dont blow big holes. I just started working on a load using the 160 TSX in my 7mm and I am positive it will yield similar results. Also Barnes are very easy to get to shoot very accuratley in pretty much anything.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:02 PM
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Re: Sierra 7mm 130gr MatchKing for coyotes...

Mike, 7mm Rem mag? I'd like to hear how the 160 TSX does for you, my experience hasn't been very good. Only what I can attribute to a translational & rotational velocity issue. I feel that the 7RM doesn't quite have the poop to launch the 160 TSX at adequate velocity to create the rotational velocity necessary to avoid upsetting angular momentum after hitting an animal. My hunting partner started with the 160 TSX (albeit factory loads) & we've seen some bullets do some pretty erratic stuff after hitting game. Basically, I'm saying that it might not be spinning fast enough to track straight through a big game animal, after entering an animal it seems as though the bullet starts to precess (wobble) & some of them end up in places they shouldn't be. These results were noticed quickly & we quit using the 160, he's using the 140MRX now with perfect results on deer sized game, we haven't gotten him on an elk yet. I do think the "big" seven's can spit'em out fast enough to take care of the issues (theoretical or otherwise) I have noticed. Who knows, maybe my partner just got some bunk ammo & i've been thinking WAY too long about it lol

To the OP: Sorry for hijacking on you, just started jabbering... the banded solid will work very well, but that lead time is ridiculous. Have you tried contacting Barnes directly? You can order straight from Barnes as well. If not, pick up the bullet weight & drop the velocity, that should provide you a dead 'yote without the claymore effect.

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:01 PM
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Re: Sierra 7mm 130gr MatchKing for coyotes...

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My go to bullet is Barnes TSX or TTSX in my 25-06, it hammers them and they dont blow big holes. I just started working on a load using the 160 TSX in my 7mm and I am positive it will yield similar results. Also Barnes are very easy to get to shoot very accuratley in pretty much anything.
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My 7RM Sendero got along great with the 150 TTSX.

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:14 PM
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My 7RM Sendero got along great with the 150 TTSX.

-- Richard

I should have posted in my previous ramblings that, I too shoot the TTSX in my go-to hunting rifle. The TSX & TTSX have been VERY accurate in everything I have developed a load for, I was in no way knocking one of the truly premium hunting bullets. Just sharing my observations...
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