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Old 03-15-2009, 03:54 PM
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Re: Which Bullets for Elk in 7mm?

All of the above information is right on but don't forget the 150 Scirocco II. I know you specified 160 and up but these have great BCs and perform very well at both short range and long range.

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Re: Which Bullets for Elk in 7mm?

Most of the guys I know like the 160gr accubond for all around performance in the
280 and the 7RM.

IN a poll on this web site the accubond was rated #1 big game bullet ( big surprize )!!!!!!!

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Re: Which Bullets for Elk in 7mm?

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All of the above information is right on but don't forget the 150 Scirocco II. I know you specified 160 and up but these have great BCs and perform very well at both short range and long range.

Cross
+1 on the Scirocco. Also the 160 AB.

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Old 03-16-2009, 10:00 AM
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Re: Which Bullets for Elk in 7mm?

I think I will try the 160 gr AB. I shoot the 140's for Wisconsin whitetails with great success, so I'm hoping the 160's shoot just as good.
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Re: Which Bullets for Elk in 7mm?

I just found this site and this is my first post. I was browsing through this thread. Last year I got drawn for a Limited Entry Bull on the Fishlake Unit in Utah. I shot an unofficial scored bull of 378 with a 150gr Nosler Ballistic Tip out of my 7mm Rem Mag at 180yrds. He ran maybe 20yrds and died.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:50 PM
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Re: Which Bullets for Elk in 7mm?

May I also mention that I have been hunting cow elk in that same area for the last 8yrs and have been using that same grain bullet. In 07, my dad, brother and I all shot cows out to 500yrds.
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Re: Which Bullets for Elk in 7mm?

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I just found this site and this is my first post. I was browsing through this thread. Last year I got drawn for a Limited Entry Bull on the Fishlake Unit in Utah. I shot an unofficial scored bull of 378 with a 150gr Nosler Ballistic Tip out of my 7mm Rem Mag at 180yrds. He ran maybe 20yrds and died.
I wouldn't recommend that people choose a Nosler Ballistic Tip over one of the other premium bullets for elk, but I too have had very good luck with them. I used the 115 Ballistic Tips from my 25-06 for many years on deer and I don't know if I ever recovered one. They always blew through the far side.

The only thing that stopped one was a 400 pound black bear that my brother in law shot at about 125 yards. It only made it about 40 or 50 yards before expiring. They definitely can do the job.
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