7WSM with lighter bullets.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Old Coach, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Old Coach

    Old Coach Well-Known Member

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    I want to load the 7WSM with 140grn bullets.
    I use this rifle for deer and hogs at no more than 400yds. most shots are under 200.
    I have some NBT 140s and some 140ABs.
    Also have H4350, IMR4350, H4831sc, RL22 and RL25.
    Anybody use a lighter bullet in the Short Mag.?

    Coach
     
  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I hunted some with a guy this year who used 120 grain Barnes TSX bullets in his 7wsm. He was awesome out to 500-600 yards with it. deer, antelope, cow elk, etc. Hardly any recoil with it.
     

  3. 21buck

    21buck Well-Known Member

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    Coach,
    My 7mmwsm x 300 in M700 mountain rifle just likes 130 xbt , barnes, with RL 19 in the upper sixties and large rifle primers. Shoots moa when I do my part. Haven't shot it over 300 yds but it is accurate with the barnes or tried the TSX 140 or larger. Why fix it?
     
  4. horsefor4

    horsefor4 Well-Known Member

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    140 ttsx and mag pro powder in my 7wsm 3400 fps .5 moa to 500.start around 72 gr. and work up.