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

 
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:07 AM
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Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

You will sometimes find that the medium weight bullets in standard or regular magnums are sometimes hard to beat ballistically. Sometimes the big bullets cant be launched fast enough to take advantage. However, a 150g or 160g out of a 7 mag is hard to beat for 400+. A lot better choice then any 120g and some 140's.
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Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

I have a 7 mag and had a bit of difficulty getting the 120 TSX to group. I think because the bullet can be seated quite long in my rifle, to the point where there wasn't 2/3 of the bullet touching the neck. Accuracy was ~ MOA, but not less.

For your purposes, and for Coues sized game, I think you'll be fine with any of the middle of the road bullet weights, 140, 150, and up to 162 for 500 yards and under. My preference would be the 150 wt. class first, but given the that you have 140 ABs on hand, I think you'll be pleased.
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Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

what other bullets do you all suggest in the 140 gr. area? something with a high BC?
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Re: new 7mag, want it to be a 400 yarder +

140 grain Wildcat bullet
J-4 jacket
ULD/H.P.RBBT
$33.00/100
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