Looking for a bonded 180 grain 7mm bullet

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  1. blackaj

    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of a quality bonded 180 grain 7mm bullet? I really like partitions but they're 175's, I shoot 180 ELD-M's and want a 180 grain bullet that will stand up to close range impacts on elk, i.e. shoulder shots etc..
    I hunt mixed timber and open areas and my method is to have the bonded bullet in the chamber and the long range bullets in the mag.
     
  2. Hand Skills

    Hand Skills Well-Known Member

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    Don't know of any. Why do you need the extra 5gr?

    If you are concerned about meat damage, what about a 150-160gr monolithic?

    I like the idea of dual loading. Personally I fill my mag with the tough bullets. If I need a round in a hurry, it'll be one of those. It's easy to single feed on top. I'm by no means an LR expert, but in my experience those shots require a bit more time to setup.
     
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  3. VALKYRIETP

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    HAMMER BULLETS has a .284 177 grain HAMMER HUNTER bullet. Solid Copper.
    They are being proven to kill every day at every range.
    And they are sponsors here on the board.
    T.P.
     
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  4. blackaj

    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!
    I'm wanting to keep it close to 180 so I can still reach out to about 200 yards without difference in POI. I suppose 5 grains wont make much difference..
    I'll check out the Hammers
     
  5. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    The bullet design could well make more difference in poi than the weight at times. I wouldn't get caught up in the weight too much until you check them out. The Swift scirocco is an awfully good bullet if they will shoot in your rifle.
     
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    +1 on the Scirocco. I know they are only 150g but they are pretty tough. Quarter size hole through and through. 23yds to 100yds.
     
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  8. Ingwe

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    175gr Nosler Accubond LR

    5gr less than what you're asking for but bonded
     
  9. blackaj

    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    I've heard really bad things about the accubond LR bullets, it seems they fragment explosively at high velocity
     
  10. Ingwe

    Ingwe Well-Known Member

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    Yet those same guys rave over un-bonded Bergers;)

    I read allot of good reviews about the ABLR's.
     
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  11. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Berger's hold together better if you load them butt-end first!
    Also, if you miss. Good weight retention if you miss! :D
     
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  12. Ingwe

    Ingwe Well-Known Member

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    LOL I love it!
     
  13. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    I shoot this bullet in 7RM and .280 RCBS Imp.
    Very accurate bullet in both of my rifles. None on-game as of yet.
     
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    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    I almost forgot... The Bergers I've shot that have failed to expand on game...
    They held their weight just as well as the misses. 100% weight retention. Even the Dall's ram was trying to sort it out, like a dog with head canted to the side... Say what???
     
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