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Old 02-06-2011, 11:16 AM
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id use the 162gr. amax. ive had excelent results with them on elk. Only 3 but still.


how does this A-max hold up on close shots , say closer than 150 yards ? thanks Jim
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:23 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.

I was a Barnes user too . I just never saw on game results that I expected . I did recover one bullet , it is a 160 TSX , 7mm . I know any bullet can have a bad day , but this bullet never hit a bone . it sure didn't retain 99% of it's weight . Jim

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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

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how does this A-max hold up on close shots , say closer than 150 yards ? thanks Jim
I wouldn't recommend it at that range. They are a thin jacket and ballistic tip which further increases quick expansion. If you do use them, stay away from a shoulder shot. For the same reasons I've already mentioned, they make a good long range bullet....Rich
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

Berger 7mm 168gr match hunting VLD with a B.C of 0.617 might be my pick for hard shooting 7mm Mags.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:07 AM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

Good luck on drawing the tag, and on your hunt!

A 175 gr Nosler Partition is what I used on my 6x6 Wyoming bull several years ago. Worked well, loaded to nearly 2900 fps. In, tore everything loose inside, and exited with about a quarter-size wound on the opposite side.

A 160 Partition or Accubond would inspire confidence as well.

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Old 02-08-2011, 01:12 PM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

I would give the 154 grain interbond a try. It has a .525 BC and 90% weight retention. They make large mushrooms and still maintain retained weight better than the Accubond or partition.

I have used the 165 grain 30 cal interbond and they passed thru 3 out of 5 hits. The recovered bullets were 154 and 137 grains with large mushrooms. They both took out both front shoulders and were under the far side hide when recovered.
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:32 PM
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Re: 7mm mag elk bullet

if your hunting the west you will probably be shooting in the wind.try the berger 168vld i have had great success with it rtumbo powder.good shooting
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