7rm all-round bullet

abdul-hannan

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Hi, I've been looking to see what a good everything bullet for a 7rm when I say everything I'm talking everything from whitetail at 60 yards to elk at 600 to steel at 1200. I have been looking at the Berger 168 grain vlds but I have heard stories of too much meat damage and inconsistency at close range. So what I've been wondering is whats your experience? would I be better served with accubonds? should I stick with the vlds? what about accubond long range?
 

Lefty7mmstw

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An all in one bullet like that is a tall order. I have been loading my kid's 7rem with a 140 Sierra pro hunter, but that one will run out of steam before 1200; the longest kill I've made with that pill was out of a 7rum at 3400 fps at 1/2 mile. I'd think of a fast twist barrel and something like a 175 eld-x... I've been driving that to 2850 with a mild load from my current 7rum and have 250 and 500 yard kills with it on mule deer... It's been fine so far. A 60 yard shot will be hard on that bullet unless you run it through the slats though...
 

Shane Lindsey

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My one and only bullet so far has been the 190 LRHT (my first 7mm RemMag).

2835 FPS from a 26" barrel. I figured up close there is enough to make a mess and out far, well plenty for that too...
 

MagnumManiac

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I’m using the 168g ABLR in my 7STW, it’s all I could get at the time, they perform very well for me, both in accuracy and terminal performance. I cannot fault them.
I also have the 175g ABLR, but still working on a load.
I moved away from Berger bullets, had several failures in 3 calibres. Not all the time, but enough to make me second guess them. The worst have been the OTM for me.

Cheers
 
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