What bullet in 7mmRM for big game in short/long range

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by paal_erik_norway, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. paal_erik_norway

    paal_erik_norway Active Member

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    My plan was to use Berger Hunting VLD 7mm/168grs in my new hunting rifle (Blaser R93 Proffesional), but that bullet is hard to get in Norway at this time. So i need to look at another bullet. And i'm thinking of Nosler Accubond 160grs. My hunting for this caliber are going to be:

    Moose up to 650ponds inside 200meter (230yrd)
    Red deer up to 350pounds inside 500meter (550yrd)
    Black Bear for the first time in BC/Canada in june-2010.

    My first hunt for this new rifle and bullet are going to be in Scotland after Roe buck in may-2010.

    My main longrange rifle is a Sauer SSG3000 cal.6,5-284, in this rifle i use Hornady A-max 140grs @ 2950fps with great succes out to 700yrd +/-, but it's to heavy for stalking all day. Thats the reason for my new hunting rifle.

    Anybody have another suggestions on bullet choice? I need one with high BC and precision, and i can not think of another bullet that will fit... And i have been reading alot of youre comments of the Accubond.
     
  2. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    160 grain accubonds will do a Canadian moose out to 500 yards. so that bullet will do fine on the black bear. I took my 7mm rem mag shooting 160 grain accubonds confidently for black bear last year. Unfortunately i only say 1 well technically 4 but it was a mother, and when i set up and just about to pull the trigger her 3 cubs walked out. I let her go thinking it would be the smart and ethical thing to do. Will be going again this year but for longer unless i draw a moose tag. But this time i will be taking my 300. wsm.
     

  3. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    On Red deer sized game, inside 300 yds i use the 160 accubond, past 300 yds I use 168 berger or 162 a-max.
    I think this combo will work for your requirements.

    Stu.