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Old 08-25-2009, 10:04 AM
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I just bought a 7MM T/C Pro Hunter and plan to use it for deer hunting and on a trip I have booked for Elk. Do you have any suggestions on a load size for Elk and a brand you prefer? I am looking for some hunters of elk recommendations rather than the local experts!
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:43 AM
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Barnes Triple Shock 140 Grain IMO. Havent used a 7mm, but firm follower of the Barnes TSX, and it has performed great for me on elk in my 338.

http://www.federalpremium.com/produc...le.aspx?id=710
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:49 AM
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165 gr federal Premium Nosler partition. Or anything around the 165 gr or up will do just fine.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:50 AM
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Which .338 do you have? what weight have you used on elk? what was the result?

Still searching for a bullet for the .340wby, considering 225gr TSX, 250 Nosler Partition, 250 Accubond, though whichever shoots best will probably be the choice.

Wish they would load some Tipped TSX...I saw/read Cor-bon ammo loads some for the .340wby.

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Barnes Triple Shock 140 Grain IMO. Havent used a 7mm, but firm follower of the Barnes TSX, and it has performed great for me on elk in my 338.

http://www.federalpremium.com/produc...le.aspx?id=710
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
Which .338 do you have? what weight have you used on elk? what was the result?

Still searching for a bullet for the .340wby, considering 225gr TSX, 250 Nosler Partition, 250 Accubond, though whichever shoots best will probably be the choice.

Wish they would load some Tipped TSX...I saw/read Cor-bon ammo loads some for the .340wby.
Have a 338 Win Mag, have used the 225g TSX Boattail, complete penetration on elk. Handloaded these loads. This shot was 400 yards on the rangefinder.

Also have a 338 Federal which I tried last year for first time. 185g TSX Federal Premium ammo, complete penetration last year also. 515 yards from rangefinder to where he droped, about 5 feet from where I hit him at.

The performance on the TSX is very impressive. As with anything your gonna shoot at an elk shot placement is most important, and second only to a premium bonded type bullet. Havent seen the accubond but partition is a decent performer on elk. Go with what will shoot best in your gun.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by salukipv1 View Post
Which .338 do you have? what weight have you used on elk? what was the result?

Still searching for a bullet for the .340wby, considering 225gr TSX, 250 Nosler Partition, 250 Accubond, though whichever shoots best will probably be the choice.

Wish they would load some Tipped TSX...I saw/read Cor-bon ammo loads some for the .340wby.

Here you go. 225 Barnes Cor-Bon 340 Wtby.
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=172715
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:04 PM
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I concur with a 160 or bigger bullet. Nosler partition, trophy bonded bear claw, or the TSX bullet will all do fine.

Do a search for Federal premium ammo. They have the 160 gr in the nosler, the TSX, an the trophy bonded bear claw. All three would be great elk ammo
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:11 AM
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+1 on what txhunter 58 said.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:29 AM
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150-165 grn Remington Core-lokt. It is plain and simple and works.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:08 AM
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You may want to give this a try.

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/cat...roducts_id=184

This is the best 7mm Rem Mag load I have seen for downrange energy. If your gun shoots it accurately it would seem to be a good load.
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