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Old 02-04-2011, 11:49 AM
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7mm mag elk bullet

Looking for suggestions on 7mm Rem Mag elk bullets. Right now, shooting 139gr BTSP interlock. I figured I would want to move up to something in the 150-170gr range to shoot an elk with. Wide open to suggestions. Hoping for a Kentucky Elk tag this year and going to start looking into what bullet to use. Thanks.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:34 PM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

Hornady Superformance 162gr Interbond:

Hornady Manufacturing Company :: Ammunition :: Rifle :: Choose by Caliber :: 7mm Rem Mag :: 7mm Rem Mag 162 gr SST® Superformance®

They do well out of my 7mms.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:59 PM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

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Looking for suggestions on 7mm Rem Mag elk bullets. Right now, shooting 139gr BTSP interlock. I figured I would want to move up to something in the 150-170gr range to shoot an elk with. Wide open to suggestions. Hoping for a Kentucky Elk tag this year and going to start looking into what bullet to use. Thanks.
It greatly depends on the range you plan on shooting. There are lots of good bullets to choose from so pick from a well constructed bullet that shoots the best in your rifle. If you are shooting at extreme ranges, go for high B.C. as a top priority (say over 600 yards). Some good choices would be Nosler accubond or partition, Swift scirroco (if they will group in your rifle)? Or several of the other bonded bullets, or even the monos. I would go for something in 150-160 grain. Good luck getting a Bign'......Rich
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:02 PM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

The 160gr nosler accubond has worked well for me. My wifes 7RM likes the 162gr honady SST. It has killed a few elk as well.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:06 PM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

Yeah that hornady 162SST is a bad dude. Really looks good to me.

As far as range goes, I would expect it to be less than 300 yards, but just wanted to be sure I was good out to about 400. A friend shot one two years ago up there at 50 yards. So don't expect it to be like something out west.
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:42 PM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

I used the 160 accubond with good results on my elk .Jim
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:07 PM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

I really like the 160 Accubond. Performs well on anything from antelope to elk.
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