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7mm bullets..?

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Unread 04-27-2014, 06:38 PM
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7mm bullets..?

From about 140 gr to about 175 grain. What brand, weight, style even of slugs do you really prefer for your 7mm..?

Im getting ready to start loading and shooting a 280 Remington ( yes Lucille..it IS a 7mm) and dont have the foggiest idea what to seek out???
I dont need anything small because I have a full gamut of below 7MM to play with and the 280 will become my "big gun" as I dont intend on hunting really large animals and with the gamut of smaller calibers I have now...I dont need any 110 or such bullets for the 280.

What would be your choice?
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    Re: 7mm bullets..?

    I just had a 280 built. I have been working with nosler 150 etips, 150 barnes tsx and tipped.162 sst are showing good results. You can never go wrong with nosler ballistic tips for accuracy
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    Re: 7mm bullets..?

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    I just had a 280 built. I have been working with nosler 150 etips, 150 barnes tsx and tipped.162 sst are showing good results. You can never go wrong with nosler ballistic tips for accuracy
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    The 280 Rem seems to be at its best with bullets in the 140 to 160 grain range. the 280 AI will boost this from 160 to 180 grain bullets.

    I like the ballistic tips, Accubonds and the Bergers in these weights.

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    Unread 04-27-2014, 10:36 PM
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    Re: 7mm bullets..?

    I've had great success with the 140 AB and I have been killing Elk with the 150g Sirocco for 10-12 years now. The Sirocco has shot excellent (1/2 MOA) to good (1 moa) in each gun I have loaded.
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    Re: 7mm bullets..?

    I have used Nosler BT and AB. Good results. However, don't rule out the Sierra 140 gr Pro Hunter. Very good results. Used them for 30 years in my 7 mag. Price makes them very attractive.
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    Re: 7mm bullets..?

    Check out the Berger 168 VLD's. I think you'll enjoy the results and accuracy.

    I swapped from 160 Accubonds to 168 VLD's in my hunting rifles and have nothing but praises for the Berger bullets. Better expansion, better energy distribution, better knockdown, etc...

    Accuracy, both are accurate, but after this season, I am swapping to Berger VLD's for good.
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    Re: 7mm bullets..?

    Think I'll look hard at the 168 VLD's.... Thanks
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