Originally Posted by grit
Seriously? What do you think these critters are made of?
Feed the 7rem a decent long range bullet, like a 180 berger, and it is capable of killing any North American game at and even beyond 1k.
I just watched a Grey Bull (John Burns new venture) video where John killed a real life Grizzly at 620 with his puny 7rem.
All I'm gettin at is 550 is a wee bit conservative.
yes I am very conservative and I never said that an Elk could not be killed beyond 550 yards. only that the recommended range for the 7mm REM Mag was 550 yrds.
This is based on a lot of factors and is not just my opinion. Using the 180gr bullet you can
expect around 2700 ft/sec in a standard length barrel. This equates to an energy level at
550 yrds of 1500 ft/lbs (Minimum recommended for ELK) and the bullet drops below the minimum
recommended velocity of 1800 ft/sec for proper performance at 625 yards.
As to killing a grizzly at 620 yards , I would NEVER take a shot like that on dangerous Game
because as we all know things don't always go the way we want them to even with perfect
shot placement. And tracking a wounded grizzly is never a good deal.
I competed in NRA High Power matches at the state level and even won several 1000 yard
matches using a 7mm Rem Mag but paper is different than game. And after almost 50 years
of hunting I have lost only 2 big game animals and both were bow shot in terrain that I
shouldn't have taken any shot because recovery was impossible.
Every rifle has its limits no matter how good the shooter is so I never recomend anything
that is risky for the animals sake and beyond the reasonable limits of the weapon and
If I wanted to hunt beyond 1000 yards I would use something in the order of a 338, but
to shoot 1000 yrds almost any 7mm would be good.
Not trying to start an argument Just trying to explain my recommendations.
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