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Old 11-23-2009, 08:38 AM
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Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

What bullet would be recommended for use on mostly whitetails @ 20yds to 500yds. The rifle will be chambered in 7mmRemMag. I was looking @ the Hornady A-Maxes and the SSTs, but not sure what bullet weight is the best choice. How about elk?
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:30 AM
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

How about 160g "elkubond"
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:52 AM
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

I'd be shooting the 168 Berger VLD's
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

How is close range performance on the VLDs? I know long range (low vel) is good.
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

Part of the bullet selection depends upon what you want the bullet to do and at what range.

If you want to be sure of maximum expansion and immediate kill that would be one thing. If you want to minimize the amount of meat damage that would be another. As you probably know here in the east if a bullet does not kill pretty quickly on public land you may lose it to another hunter.

This eastern whitetail was shot at about 50 yards with a Nosler 160 AB with a muzzle velocity over 3000 fps. Even though the bullet went through both shoulders it was the least amount of meat damage of any 7mm bullet I have ever shot a deer with.

Picture is of the near side.

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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

+1 for the 160 accubond, because of the close range hits.

In my 7mm mag I use the 160 accubond from 0 - 300 yards, past 300 yards I use the 162 a-max or 168 berger.

I sight in with the berger or a-max, and the accubonds are so close to the berger or a-max it won't make any difference inside of 300 yards.

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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

I use 160 Gr Accubond and it fills all needs.
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