Originally Posted by Red hunter
I am going on my first elk hunt and would like some opinions on bullets. I plan on using a 7mm rem mag with a 175 sierra game king or savage in 308 with a 165 grain sierra game king. Are the game king spitser bullets a good choice or should I work a load for a different bullet ?
Of the two cartriges, I would use the 7 Rem Mag.
Lots more energy and better trajectory.
I would try to make the 160gr Accubond shoot because it would have the best all round
energy and trajectory plus it is a bonded core bullet.
The gameking bullets are good bullets but I find them to be inconsistent as far terminal
performance because the jackets are not bonded to the core.
Look at energies and trajectories of all the loads suggested and it will become obvious
to you which would be best.
I would base my decision on a delivered energy of 1500 ft/lbs minimum, for maximum
distance used.(What is the maximum distance that a particular load and bullet combo
reaches a minimum of 1500 ft/lbs)
On the issue of seating depth that came up, I believe that seating all hunting ammo .020
shorter than the magazine length ends up being the best plan all round. loads this length
can be made very accurate and trouble free.
Just my opinion for what it's worth.
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