hornady 154gr 7mm sst..... is it enough?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by huntinfool18, May 31, 2007.

  1. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    my question is will the 154 gr sst be enough to cleanly to down an elk at 1000++ yds, given proper shot placement? i would be shooting them out of a 7mm stw with 30" bbl at 3300 fps. thanks huntinfool18
     
  2. royinidaho

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    If a 135gr LR .277 @ 3200 will do it, it is without a doubt that the 154 out of the 7 @ 3300 surely will.

    Hmmmmm.....proper shot placement, that is the iffy part. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

  3. huntinfool18

    huntinfool18 Well-Known Member

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    was out practing today and shot a 6.5" group at 970yds. the impresive thing was 4 of the shots would have gone 4.75". hopefully i can shoot that good when the hunt rolls around. huntinfool18
     
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    /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gifI choke where there's horns in the scope. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
  5. remingtonman_25_06

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    I'm sure it would "work", but there is A LOT better bullet choices for that kinda range with higher BC's and a little more weight to insure some more penetration.

    Why not the 162g SST?? 160g AB?? 168g VLD??