Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-04-2006, 09:40 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 251
new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

hello. before i ask a question, let me introduce myself. i am new to this site and thought i would ask yall a question. my name is Casey, i live in AZ. i primarily hunt coues deer with elk and javelina mixed in. i am 20 years old and have been hunting and shooting as long as i can remember. i just got into reloading for my self about 8 montsh ago, have produced some awesome loads for my rifles and am looking for one more! i have a 270, and 270wsm, my WSM is my new primary coues gun as it is a custom Bettin rifle, topped with a B&C leupold. this gun shoots .3 groups with hand loaded with 140 NAB regualary. i recently came across a beautiful 7mag that i could not pass up. i really like this caliber my dad has a 7RUM. the gun is a remington 700 with a zeiss 3-9x50 scope on it. i have a elk gun ( 30-06 with 180 fusion) a flat coues gun ( above noted WSM) what i am looking for out of this gun is to be an absolute tack driver for coyotes, deer pigs elk what ever. i know i want to load super light bullets, around 120 grain. what i am asking is what load should i look for to make it a fast flat whopper? laying around the house i have some 120 TSX, 140 accubonds, 140 sierra game kings and 140 ballistic tips. i am 99% sure i am going to order some 120 ballistic tips and see which shoot better, them or the tsx. for powders i have R22( never used but heard awesome things about) h4831sc( my other rifle LOVE this) and h4350. the primers will start out with federal 215m. with what i have, what would you suggest for accuracy and SPEED? thanks!
Casey
__________________
77" coues buck, last day 571 yards. .257 Wby. 115 VLD
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-04-2006, 10:09 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Potomac River
Posts: 5,059
Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

Welcome

There are a lot of good 7mm bullets. The choice of a bullet is somewhat determined by what is important to you. If you want an exit hole or if you want minimum meat damage or if you want bang flop.

For elk I would use something like the 160 Nosler Accubond or partition. Either one would work fine at 0-400yds. The partition might be easier to laod being in the WSM being as the AB is a very longbullet. For deer you could drop down to the 140 class of bullets or shoot the 160s.

I don't shoot coyotes so don't know what to tell you there, but the 115/120 class of bullets are basically varmint styles that expand violently on contact. They are good for groundhogs and crows and would surely kill a coyote. They will not penetrate through much bone and the faster you try to drive them the faster they blow up.
__________________
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-04-2006, 10:14 PM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: El Reno, OK
Posts: 1,926
Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

First of all, welcome to LRH. Stick around here and you'll learn from some of the best long range gurus around, and a few hacks like myself.

Second of all, I think your going the wrong way on the bullet for your 7mm. If you really want a long range hammer take a serious look at the 162 gr Hornady Amax. You should be able to stabalize it (assuming you have a 9 twist), the ballistic coeffecient is MUCH, MUCH higher than the little 120 gr and it is very thin jacketed and thus very explosive.

I know you stated you want speed, but speed is not the name of the game when it comes to longrange shooting. I was once going down the same path, then I found this board. I went from shooting a 125 gr BT in my 300 RUM a year and a half ago to a 240 SMK today. There is no comparison in the two when it comes to 500+ yd shooting.

Just my 2 cents. Hope it helps.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-04-2006, 10:27 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 251
Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

i understand that the heavier bullets hit harder than the light bullets. the deer i have out here dont way but 120- MAYBE 140 on the hoof. they dont take much to kill, i shot my first one at 400 with my 30-06 and 125 Ballistic tips. the hold over is far less with the lighter bullets than the heavier ones. however, i will strongly look at the 140 accubond as all of my rifles shoot them well and had good performance on a white tail this year. i raelly dont know what i am going to do with this rifle as i already have an awesome deer rifle/caliber set up but if i can get better velocity and accuracy, it will get the nod.
thanks!
__________________
77" coues buck, last day 571 yards. .257 Wby. 115 VLD
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-04-2006, 10:33 PM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: El Reno, OK
Posts: 1,926
Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

That's exactly what I said last year. Read this:

http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthreads/s...=true#Post57664
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-04-2006, 11:03 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Arizona
Posts: 251
Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

ok, i dont know how to figure this out but lets say out of my 7mag, if i load 140 NAB, 160 NAB 150 ballistic tip and a 175 gameking, at there respectable velocites, what would the drop be with a 300 yard zero out to 1000, and wind drift with a 10 MPH wind? some one please compare these to the 120 TSX and the 120 ballistic tip i have talked about eariler. i would do this but i dont have the software to. thanks!
Casey
__________________
77" coues buck, last day 571 yards. .257 Wby. 115 VLD
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-05-2006, 12:13 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 237
Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

The 175 Game King would rule
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RL 17 and the 7mag NONYA Long Range Hunting & Shooting 5 06-24-2009 10:10 PM
168 ber. in 7mag nddodd Reloading 2 02-08-2009 07:03 PM
WTB 700 rem. 7mag, Sendero or PSS 300stw Guns For Sale 0 01-18-2009 04:38 PM
first 7mag loads firstcoueswas80 Reloading 15 01-21-2006 10:40 PM
7mag or 6.5/284 cdixon Long Range Hunting & Shooting 5 06-16-2003 10:47 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC