7mm Allen Mag/ 160g Accubond or 162 A-max

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by car2go4, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. car2go4

    car2go4 Well-Known Member

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    Looking for loads for whitetails at 700 yards or less?

    I'd like to push the speed, but not looking for absolute max velocities.
     
  2. cowboywhorses

    cowboywhorses Well-Known Member

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    Right now 112 gr US869 ,with bullerts .010 of the lands. It is built for some speed. 3650 fps from 28 barrel. You could start at 110 grs. Work up a .5 gr at a time. I have not seen any signs of pressure yet. :D
     
  3. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    I believe I read a post where Kirby states he used the 160 AB in his personal 7 AM. I believe it was built on a rem 700 action so he stated he didnt push it as hard as it is capable of. Im suer if you shot him an email he would reply.
     
  4. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    You mean old green he uses the accubonds cause the barrel would not group the 200g URBT anymore.
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    7allen mag to kill whitetails at 700 or less....kinda funny. My 280Rem shoots 168VLD at 2750fps and that is sufficient to kill deer at 1000 yards.
     
  7. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    I think car2go4 meant he wants to smok'em at 700 yds or less. Fire extinguisher is included in the 'standard options' package with the 7mm Allen Magnum. :)
     
  8. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    About any bullet will handle 7mm WSM velocities. A 7mm AM loaded down to under 3200 w/Bergers will probably work.

    At Allen Mag intended velocities Noslers will hold together every time.

    I think Kirby may be out of 200 WCs. Dunno tho. . .
     
  9. elktaxi1

    elktaxi1 Well-Known Member

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    i shoot the 160 accu bond at 3500 and have no issues with them coming apart like some of the other 7mm bullets and got a complete pass though on a elks front shoulds at 612 yds
     
  10. car2go4

    car2go4 Well-Known Member

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    thanks royinidaho and everyone else. forgot about kirbys new website.

    trebark, good luck on those big 1000 yard eastern deer this year!
     
  11. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver Official LRH Sponsor

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    Sorry, did not notice this post, been some long hours in the shop.

    Go with the Accubond. The A-Max is a great bullet but its not a good match for the 7mm AM. It would expand like a varmint bullet even out to the 500-600 yard range. Believe me I have tested this!!! For lighter big game its acceptable if yoru not worried about extreme tissue damage.

    The 160 gr Accubond can be loaded to the full potential of the 7mm Allen Magnum where it shoots accurately and shoots suprisingly flat out to the range your looking to use it at.

    Terminal performance is second to none, will survive close range impacts yet expand well at ranges out to a bit over 900 yards.

    This year I used Ol Green, my old lightweight 7mm AM to take a good pronghorn at 823 yards and bullet performance was excellent even on that lighter game, full expansion was obvious with the tissue damage caused.

    I also took a good mature 5x5 whitetail just last week at relatively close range, around 250 yards at a full running whitetail. At this relatively close range the bullet entered near the back of the chest cavity, drilled a whole through the heart and broke the offside shoulder with the bullet found just under the hide on the offside.

    Considering this bullet was launched at 3450 fps (mild for the AM) it showed plenty of penetration performance even at closer ranges.

    Its really a very good ALL AROUND bullet choice for the 7mm AM. In my Rem based 7mm AM, I load it to a good but moderate 3450 fps. In my Raptor Stalker or LRSS rifles, you can realize the full potential of the 7mm AM and load it up to the 3550 fps range in most rifles. Most other custom receivers designed for the Lapua will also support this class of velocity depending on specific barrel lengths and specific barrel speeds.

    Retumbo has proven the best powder for the 160 gr Accubonds in my testing. Another good one may be Ramshots Magnum powder but I have not tested it enough yet to fully endorse it.
     
  12. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Well-Known Member

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    The 200 gr Wildcat bullet does very well at the ranges you are interested in.

    My daughter used a 7 Allen mag and the Wildcat bullet to kill this young mule deer which is about the size of a large eastern whitetail. Range was 707 yards.

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