Shot placement, shooting profficiency, understanding wind,weather and atmosphere are truly the key factors. A person who knows how to shoot his 243 can kill a deer easier than someone who never learned to shoot his magnum (not meaning you, just saying), if that makes sense. for 140g I personally would use a barnes loaded bullet, perhaps a tipped TSX or a regular TSX. The tipped have a sliiiightly better BC but both will do the job. Here again is where the shot placement will be key. The higher BC bullet will have less atmospheric interference. When you said you were getting tight at 400 yds was that on flat shooting ground, or angled multiposition shots that you have practiced in the field at various ranges under various wind/temp/weather conditions? These are all things to be considered. If I were you, I personally would look to go a little heavier on the bullet, YES the barnes will keep nearly 100% of their weight but at the long range you might not have the KE to really make that 140g bullet shine on such a large animal. I hope this info helps and I hope you bag a biggin. Make sure you post pics buddy. If there is something I have said wrong someone please feel free to correct me so I can learn more.
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Originally Posted by matty ny
i now live in az so i would say elk is a possibility if i get drawn i know the 140s are enough for couses deer and antelope. i guess my question is am i limited on killing bigger game with the 7mm at 500yds or farther. i shoot pretty tight groups with it at 400yds now. factory loads are what i use so i can shoot a variety of different loads if the 140s arent heavy enough. i hpoe this makes sense