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Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

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Unread 11-23-2009, 08:19 PM
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

+23 on the Nosler 160 gr. Accubond. I have shot Elk close up, and far away with great results.
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Unread 11-23-2009, 10:08 PM
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

bonded bullets on east coast whitetails where the range is 20 to 500 yards?

How about a bullet with more rapid expansion. Take a look at the Nosler ballistic tips - 150grain in your 7mag would be deadly medicine.
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Unread 11-23-2009, 10:25 PM
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

My vote is for Hornadys 139 sst. It dosen't explode like the amax but expands better then the AB. And they are CHEAP!!!! so more practice.
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Unread 11-24-2009, 09:52 AM
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

Thanx for the replies. I'm buying a new 7mm Rem Mag, and wanted to know what the best bullet choice was. I think I've got a pretty good idea of bullet selection and weight.
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Unread 11-25-2009, 01:38 AM
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

I use the Winchester Combined Technologies Ballistic Silvertip 150gr. I shot lung shot at 436 yards and it works wonders. It was like shrapnel in chest cavity but no damage to meat with lung shot, and core stayed bonded for exit wound.
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Unread 11-26-2009, 06:05 AM
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

I am using the Barnes 140 gr TTSX @ 3040 fps handloads and they give me a .043 MOA at 200 yards so accuracy is there. Of course that bullet has great terminal performance and controlled expansion. I did however get good accuracy from the 150 gr. Nosler/Winchester combined technology Silver tip and might add it is a lot cheaper in price than the Barnes but decided to wait to hear more from other hunters on how they perform before making a decision on whether to switch to them or not. Not that I do a lot of shooting with this hunting rifle but when I do run out rounds someday it would be nice to know there is another bullet I could use. My feeling is most bullets out there perform well enough in the field so the bullet that gives me the best accuracy is what I end up going with.

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Unread 11-29-2009, 01:10 PM
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Re: Which bullet for the 7mmRemMag?

I tried Accubonds in my 7mm R Mag, shot a deer at at 423 yards (laser checked) was not impressed with the results. I think the bullet is too tough to open up at extended ranges at least at 7mm R mag velocities. We spent three hours before finding the deer, it had ran over 150 yards into a thicket, left no blood trail to follow. I do prefer bullets to pass through but they do need enough expansion to make an exit hole bigger than a dime. I'm also looking for a better bullet for my needs.
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