Help Me Decide.....

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by RemingtonMagnum, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. RemingtonMagnum

    RemingtonMagnum Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna be reloading some 7mm Rem. Mag. soon and can't decide what bullet to use. It's gonna be a long range round. It's gonna be either a Hornady A-max or a Sierra bullet. I'm thinking around 160 gr. I don't know if I should get a hollow point or full metal jacket or....? Which is best for long range? Thanks.
     
  2. wheelgunner

    wheelgunner Active Member

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    It depends about your rifle.
    The barrel specific, lenght, ecc. ... what your rifle prefer, you can find the better bullet/powder testing your ammunitions in the shooting range, and choice the best target result.

    If you are looking for a ONLY paper-target long range round, you con take a look on the Match-bullet (Berger Vld, Sierra MK, Lapua Hpbt, ecc.) ... but if you are looking for a long range bullet to be good for Hunting too, there are others bullet to use (Nosler Accu/Ball.Tip , Barnes, Hornady, ecc.)

    .... try, try, try .....
     

  3. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    I am using a combination of 160 accubond and 162 a-max. I use the a-max past 350 yds and the accubond inside 350 yds. Both are loaded to 3060 fps.
    I have used the 162 a-max on four deer from 358 - 638 yds, all one shot kills, the only movement they made was falling to the ground. All but one were complete pass throughs.
    I have shot one deer at 98 yds with the accubonds, it was facing away, the bullet penetrated through to the heart but did not exit the animal.

    I am very happy how this combination works.

    Stu.
     
  4. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    +1, this is exactly what I was going to recommend.

    I use RL-22 powder and one of the above bullets (depending upon what I am intending to shoot). 160AB for Elk and large deer, 162gr A-max for extended range paper and varmint size critters.

    AJ
     
  5. roughneck

    roughneck Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to beat an a-max for long range hunting. Just stay away from fmjs for hunting. This should save you miles of blood trails in the dark.
     
  6. Buckmastr

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    The 162 Amax's shoot really well out of my Sako 85. This was the first group I shot with them. Really long COL at 3.44".

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  7. RemingtonMagnum

    RemingtonMagnum Well-Known Member

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    ive decided to get the a-max. thanks guys! ill let you know when i get them loaded and if they shoot well for me.