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Old 06-14-2011, 07:31 AM
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Re: What bullets for big deer out to 500 yards?

Hard to beat Reloader 22 and a good 160 - 168 gr bullet from the 7mm Rem mag. Typically velocity will be 3000 - 3100 fps with excellent accuracy.

A big mule deer isn't all that tough to kill with a well placed shot, so I'd concentrate on using the bullet with the greatest accuracy. A 160 Sierra SPBT Gameking, 160 Nosler Accubond, 168 Berger VLD. I'd start with those.

My little old .25-06 with a 115 gr Berger VLD dumped a Wyoming mulie at 400 yards, one shot, instant drop. Your 7mm mag is bigger & more powerful, should have no problem whatsoever with a good hit.

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Old 06-16-2011, 08:57 PM
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Re: What bullets for big deer out to 500 yards?

Thank you guys so much for all the info, its been very helpful. Still havent made my choice, I just like to know what works. I wish some company would sale "sampler" packs of bullets with like 10 or 12 of the same weight and different brands.
As far as what my rifle likes now I dont know, I havent ever built a load for it. I went through a short mag stage for awhile and then grew up and moved back to normal length cases. This rifle is fairly old, its a mossberg model 810 bhsm but the twist isnt stamped into the barrel, I got it from my dad who bought it brand new, and if he had to guess maybe 200 rounds through it.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:32 PM
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Re: What bullets for big deer out to 500 yards?

sierra 165 gr. hpbt gameking
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:50 PM
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Re: What bullets for big deer out to 500 yards?

160 Accubond. Whacked lots of mulies. My advice to you is keep your bullets in your pocket the first day.lol. I see so many people who have never hunted Mulies come out on opening day and shoot dinks. Yes they are larger than most whitetail you see, but for mule deer, too young too small. Be patient. your in a good unit and it will pay off if you stay off the trigger. good luck and have fun.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:00 PM
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Re: What bullets for big deer out to 500 yards?

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160 Accubond. Whacked lots of mulies. My advice to you is keep your bullets in your pocket the first day.lol. I see so many people who have never hunted Mulies come out on opening day and shoot dinks. Yes they are larger than most whitetail you see, but for mule deer, too young too small. Be patient. your in a good unit and it will pay off if you stay off the trigger. good luck and have fun.
Man I heard that. Ive actually only hunted mule deer never baby whitetails. I have a pretty cool and unique buck on the wall from a few years ago, not massive by any means, but its a buck you look at and say "thats a cool lookin buck." He scores somewhere in the 165-170 range so Im looking for one bigger than him

Thanks for your input though
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:42 AM
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Re: What bullets for big deer out to 500 yards?

130 Berger VLD's out of my 6.5X47 Lapua. Sweeeeeet
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:10 PM
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Re: What bullets for big deer out to 500 yards?

162 gr. A-Max in front of H4831 or RL22 in a Norma case ignited by a 215M primer. Hard hitting long range deer load. Tweak powder amount and jam or jump for accuracy in your rifle.
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