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fur friendly 7mm rem mag load?

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:08 PM
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fur friendly 7mm rem mag load?

Hi, i just got done building a 7mm rem mag hunting rifle. I killed a deer with a 150 grain nosler ballistic tip, i got him in the head (scope must have been bumped) and it removed a forth of his head. it made an antler fly about 20 yards, i couldn't find it for like an hour. I am afraid that a 140 grain nosler ballistic tip (i switched to 140) will remove a forth of the coyote too. I only have a 7mm rem mag, a 243 win, and a 257 roberts. the roberts is WAY to heavy to pack around and my father is using the 243. I'm not afraid of only taking head-shots with say an fmj if nessecary. what is the most fur friendly round you have found. Is a higher sectional density bullet better on fur? Because i know where to get really high ballistic coefficient and really high sectional density bullets. i dont want to have football sized holes in the side of them... thanks for any replies.

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Guns I own: 300 winchester magnum, 7mm Rem mag, 243, H&R 22 revolver, BT99 12 gauge, 20 gauge break action. 20 gauge pump, 22 break action, 257 Roberts, winchester super x 1. Wishlist: 308 winchester, 6.5mm-284 Norma, 17 HMR, 7mm RUM, another 7mm rem mag LOL, 44 magnum revolver, 30-30 lever action, 44 lever action.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:35 PM
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Re: fur friendly 7mm rem mag load?

If that's what you're limited to...pick a full metal jacket or a solid match bullet.
The energy you're going to get, due to mass and velocity will keep it together pretty well. You may have to chase some coyotes down, but they are going to be dead, none the less.

It's a poor caliber if you're trying to save fur. No two ways around it. You can make it work, but it's still a poor choice.
Avoid head shots as the skull will cause more expansion than a rib shot.
Try and avoid the shoulders and go just behind them.
You won't ALWAYS get the quick dead drop...but if they do scamper...they're going to die pretty shortly.

You'd be better off going out and getting a cheap .17 or .22Mag than trying to save fur with that magnum.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:43 PM
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Re: fur friendly 7mm rem mag load?

Go with a large for the caliber less expansive bullet. Like a solid and load it down for velocity. Velocity from a light weight bullet is what you want to stay away from.

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:00 PM
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Re: fur friendly 7mm rem mag load?

So is more Sectional Density better?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:21 PM
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Re: fur friendly 7mm rem mag load?

If you do find one, please tell me the weight, and the name of the bullet itself. Thanks for the replies.

Any expirience with the Speer 110 grain TNT bullet? it seems like it would seal the deal just fine, but as i have no experience i really don't know if it will fragment or expand rapidly and only leave the tail and the head left. haha

Also should i go with a light FMJ or a heavy FMJ
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:28 AM
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Re: fur friendly 7mm rem mag load?

Like Broz said go cheap,big, tuff and slow. even then you might have to do a little sewing but it shouldnt be that bad if you stay behind the shoulder or take them head on or straight away.
Dont use a 160 grain Nosler Partition or a 150 grain BT at full throttle! It will killem right now but it aint preaty!!
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Was considering takeing the 7Mag out calling as the county is paying $20 for the ears and a lot of them are maingy....... I hate skinin the stinkin things anyway
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:42 AM
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Re: fur friendly 7mm rem mag load?

I know its not what i should do, but im gonna get 150 grain nosler BT's and slow them way down. probobly around 2800 or so. thats pretty much the lowest that IMR 4350 will let me go.
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