Originally Posted by barm
I had originally thought a bullet like the 120 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip would be the best option for deer hunting. Wild Bill mentioned the 162 grain A-max as a bullet to try. Which 7mm bullets have you guys tried on game?
With my 7mm-08, Steve and I have used both the 120 & 140 NBT for PD's, antelope, whitetail, and muley's
With my 284 win XP I use the 140 NBT for deer/antelope and the 140 Partition for elk.
I think the AB would work great as well, but never used them my self. The 162 A-Max should work great with deer/antelope, but not sure if I wuld use it one elk, especially a big cow or bull.
The Berger's have been proven to work good as well.
In my 7mm Dakota XP I use the 200 grain Wildcat for everything.
With the 7BR I would look at the lighter weight bullets like the 120 & 130 grainers and I wouldn't consider the 7BR a 400 yard deer slayer.
I would call it a 250 yard cartridge. Part of the problem is the slower MV's result in low impact velocities which may cause some bullets to not perform well, since it is outside of their design parameters.