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Old 02-05-2011, 11:30 AM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

Short ranges are where softer bullets, like SSTs or ballistic tips, or Sierra Game Kings are most likely to fail. If I were thinking my shots were going to be 400 yds, or closer, I would shop for harder bullets like Sciriccos, Accubonds, InterBonds, Barnes or the like. Something you know will withstand smashing through a big elk shoulder.
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If they shoot for you, the 160-175gr PT's are great bullets. The 175gr PT can be pushed into the 2900's with a little load work. It has a .520 BC so it holds up well at longer ranges also. Plus, if you do get a close shot, I would be on a good exit to track the big feller down with. Good luck, hope you score big. Scotty
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:55 PM
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+1 on the Partitions!
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:57 PM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

i have shot several with the 139 horn btsp. also shot 4, 175 sierra btsp. have not used a 140 or 160 partition they would be good too.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:46 AM
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Barnes TSX or Tipped TSX (if longer than 400 yds) I love barnes bullets, you can go with a lesser grain ( I think barnes tops at 140g for 7mm) because they keep 99% of their weight. If memory serves the BC on the TSX is outstanding and I believe the tipped TSX was even a little better than that.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:56 AM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

I've shot a pile of Elk with the 160 gr. Accubonds in my 7mm. None have taken more than a few steps. If you aren't loading yourself, I would give the Federal Premium ammo a try.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:15 AM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

id use the 162gr. amax. ive had excelent results with them on elk. Only 3 but still.
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