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1st Elk Hunt/What 7mm Rem Mag Round?

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Unread 08-17-2009, 07:29 PM
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1st Elk Hunt/What 7mm Rem Mag Round?

I am going on my first elk hunt in October. I have a 7mm Rem Mag that I use for deer around here. I currently shoot Hornady 139gr SST Heavy Mag's in it with great success for deer. I am thinking that I need a heavier grain bullet for elk though. Any suggestions or pointers in selecting a round? One that I was thinking about was the Accubond 160gr Spitzer.

Also, I just put a Timney trigger in it. I have not gotten to the range yet with it (would it please stop rainning!!). I have a scale and was wondering what pull weight most prefer.

Thanks for any info and tips.

If it helps at all, I have a Ruger M77 MKII 7mm Rem Mag with a Leupold 3.5-10x40, with the new Timney trigger.
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    Unread 08-17-2009, 07:31 PM
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    Re: 1st Elk Hunt/What 7mm Rem Mag Round?

    I like the 160 Accubond for Elk.

    Trigger weight is a personal thing, 2-3 pounds for most folks for walking around rifles.

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    Re: 1st Elk Hunt/What 7mm Rem Mag Round?

    A.J. took the words out of my mouth.
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    Re: 1st Elk Hunt/What 7mm Rem Mag Round?

    It is good to know that you guys agree with what I found in my research. Now I just need to go pick some up and hit the range.

    Thanks for your input!
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    Re: 1st Elk Hunt/What 7mm Rem Mag Round?

    I'll also agree with AJ.

    My foul weather elk rifle/load is a Rem 700 stainless with a plastic stock, trigger set at 2 1/2 lbs, and 160 gr Accubonds.

    It's also worked well for caribou, musk ox, and a pile of African antelope.
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    Re: 1st Elk Hunt/What 7mm Rem Mag Round?

    I have hunted cow elk for the last 9yrs including a 378 class bull last year and all have been taken with one shot with 150 Nosler Balistic Tips. Ranging from 150 out to 500yrds. I also shoot the Ruger M77 Mark II in 7mmRM.
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    Re: 1st Elk Hunt/What 7mm Rem Mag Round?

    162 sst and 168vld.

    Had awesome results with 168 ballistic tips out of 300s for elk. I expect the same for the 7mm 150s but not as stomping as the 300 with 168s.

    Those accubonds are good, they are a better choice for passthrough than the softer bullets.
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