Which bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by lhtaxidermy, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. lhtaxidermy

    lhtaxidermy Member

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    I would to start off by telling everyone on here hello and thanks for the information that I have already gathered here. Now on to my question, which bullets to try? I shoot a savage 7mm rem mag, and I looking for a hunting bullet (mule deer and antelope) for shots out to 700 yards. I am looking in 150-170gr. range. I shot 140gr. accubonds last year, not enough bullet for the deer. I have tried the 168gr bergers and just cann't get them to shoot for s**t. Just looking for some suggestions.
     
  2. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    i can't imagine a 140 accubond not being enough for deer. i'd think it would be close to optimum. but, they make a 160 accubond that is a great bullet.
     
  3. jeffro

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    162 Amax 2900-3000fps

    Works great for me.
     
  4. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    +1 an the 160 gr AB

    Or you could try the 150 gr Scirocco


    Gotta agree with davewilson though, hard to imagine the 140 AB not getting the job done.

    Chris
     
  5. XMC

    XMC Well-Known Member

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    I have three 7mm rem mags and run barnes 150 grain TTSX in them. Sweet bullets...
     
  6. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

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    +2 on the 160AB just loaded some up for a budy they shoot great.
     
  7. fireroad

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    Plus 3 on the 160AB, or a 140/160 partition. I have done some wicked damage on elk with a 140 partition out of a 280 rem so I know they are stout enough for any deer.
     
  8. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, you mentioned 1 shot so I'm assuming you killed it w/o needing a second shot. Can you elaborate on why you say not enough bullet for a deer.
     
  9. lhtaxidermy

    lhtaxidermy Member

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    Here is the reason that I said a 140gr accubond was not enough for deer. Last year in Wyoming dad and I both shot mule deer (his was at 230yds. mine was 148yds.) both were shot through both shoulders mine went 700 yards and his went right at a mile. Together we have been deer hunting for 60 plus years, its not like we are rookies at killing deer. I wish that I would have taken pics of the entry and exit holes on those deer, no one believes us. I even have the bullet out of mine. I would have said it was a fluke but both of them went a long ways.
     
  10. lhtaxidermy

    lhtaxidermy Member

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    No both deer had to have a follow up shot.
     
  11. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, thought it was 1 shot. Thanks for explaining.
     
  12. fireroad

    fireroad Well-Known Member

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    Did you figure out what happened ie. the bullet didn't expand or tore apart? I would love to see a pic of the one you have.
     
  13. lhtaxidermy

    lhtaxidermy Member

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    The bullet that I have went through both shoulders, it expanded about 2x, and weighs 97gr. I will take a pic and post as soon as i get chance.
     
  14. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    168gr Berger hunting VLDs.

    Ed