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7mm Rem Mag hunting load

 
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:14 PM
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7mm Rem Mag hunting load

I recently bought a Ruger M77 mark ll 7mm rem mag. I know very little about reloading and long range shooting. I'm sure there is probably already a lot of info on here regarding hunting loads for the 7mm. But I'm having a trouble using the search engine finding what I'm after. I will be hunting game sizing from wolves, deer and elk and trying to make a load to fit the bill. I'm looking for something that will have good knock down power and stability out to 800-900 yards. Sorry about this being long winded
I'm thinking either Nosler 160gr accubonds or Hornady 162gr Amax, with either retumbo or h1000. Any other suggestions?
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:28 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag hunting load

I have had excellent results with Berger 180 vlds and h1000. Im seating .015 off the lands with a 65 grain charge in Rem. Sendero. .750 groups at 300 so far. This site has been very helpful, alot of knowledge on here. Sierra 160 gamekings shot ok at 100 but fell off at range. Same with 175 Sierra's, they work well in my other guns though.

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Old 11-03-2013, 09:48 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag hunting load

The 160grain bullets will perform nicely for you out to 900 yards. Still, I would look at the various 180grain bullets (like the Berger hybrid). They are excellent bullets with superior BCs so they perform better in the wind.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:03 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag hunting load

I was leaning toward the 160 gr just to keep it more of an all around load. I've always heard good things about Berger bullets the only thing keeping me away is that there a little pricey.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:22 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag hunting load

What powder are you using with the bergers?
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:50 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag hunting load

Give this load a try...Shoots like fire out of my older 90's Ruger 77 MKII stainless/synthetic (skeleton stock). Was shooting a tight cloverloaf @ 100 yards out of mine.

Nosler 160 Accubond
60.0 Reloder 19
Fed 215 primer
Winchester Nickle brass
C.O.L. = SAAMI Spec - 3.290"
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I recently bought a Ruger M77 mark ll 7mm rem mag. I know very little about reloading and long range shooting. I'm sure there is probably already a lot of info on here regarding hunting loads for the 7mm. But I'm having a trouble using the search engine finding what I'm after. I will be hunting game sizing from wolves, deer and elk and trying to make a load to fit the bill. I'm looking for something that will have good knock down power and stability out to 800-900 yards. Sorry about this being long winded
I'm thinking either Nosler 160gr accubonds or Hornady 162gr Amax, with either retumbo or h1000. Any other suggestions?
Do not use the a-max! bullet is too soft for anything larger than deer
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