Tikka T3 Stainless 7mm Mag.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Spino, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Spino

    Spino Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Going to reload for a friend & wanted to cut the chase. Any recomendations for reloading would be appreciated. Again Tikka T3 Stainless & 7mm Mag.. Hunting Whitetail - South Texas..

  2. keithcandler

    keithcandler Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    I have shot Rem 700's for many years and it is amazing at how many or these rifles will shoot very similar loads with just minor tinkering.

    We have killed many Eastern White tails with the following load:

    160g Sierra BT
    Rem brass
    9 1/2
    61.0g of IMR 4350, bullet seated to touch lands
    3000 fps

    150g Sierra BT., 150g Nosler Ballistic tip, or 154g Hornady
    Spt flat base, SST, or interlock
    63.0g of IMR 4350
    Rem brass
    9 1/2
    bullet seated to touch lands

    140g Nosler Accubond
    64-65g of IMR 4350 or 66.5g of H-4350 (work up to this load)
    9 1/2
    Rem Brass
    3200-3250 fps

    140g Barnes Tripple shock, seated .030 off lands
    67.0g of R#19
    win Brass
    Fed 215M primer
    3300 fps
    Be careful when working with R#19, lot #'s really vary in burning rate!

    120g Barnes tripple shock .030 off lands
    72.0g of R#22-
    Rem brass
    ~3550 fps
    Be careful when working with R#22, lot#'s really vary so work up to this load!

    We have had several deer run off with the 140g Sierra, just too soft a bullet, it is really amazing at how much better the 150g sierra bullet acts on deer, but would not recommend it for elk or hogs, unlike the 154g Hornady SP.

    A friend has probably taken 20+ deer with the 140g Barnes tripple shock with this load in 3 or more Rem 7 Mags. I have cleaned several of the deer and the damage is MASSIVE, but often there is little blood loss. This bullet seems to shoot through brush and weeds better than any bullet he has tried. He intentionally tries to cull does by shooting through brushes, etc to see the effect on the bullet. He swears by this bullet as a brush buster. This guy has kills 15+ deer a year, and is not a BS artist, so I tend to believe him. I do not believe in shooting through brush if it can be helped.

    Good luck!