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7mmRem mag ???

Old 04-07-2012, 08:51 PM
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Default 7mmRem mag ???

What is usally a good grain bullet fot the 7mm mag, what do u guys suggest???? is it a 140 gr or 150 or 160? or 170 ?,,,
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:21 AM
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All depends on the use. If your talking moose/black bear in the thick cover 175's are optimum. Elk round and a compensating scope the 160's are pretty nice. The 140's and 150's have some speed and are great if you have a simple set up where your using hold overs to shoot at medium long range 600yards max.

I'm a speed and accuracy guy. Most of my rifles shoot within a inch or two of each other at 500yds for trajectory so it is real easy to pick up several different calibers I own and shoot the same shot on big game animals at longer ranges. Not extreme long range that takes a whole different setup or a lot of luck. It's all depends on use and knowing your trajectory. If you never shoot over 300 yards then none of it matters. Any bullet weight would suffice.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:13 AM
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I would go with 165gr.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:12 AM
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Depends on what you are going to use it for but here's a good article to read.

Hope it helps
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:57 AM
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I shoot 154 out of mine, the fast twist of my rifle does not like anything lighter. Fast twist likes long and slow twist likes short bullets.

Good Luck, Stan
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:51 PM
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150, but Barnes ttsx ammo is the best
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:35 AM
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I've had 7mags since the late 80s and LOVE them! They just do nearly everything so well, they are easy shooting and very affordable.

With 120-140 TTSX barnes they can reach out and dropkick ANY deer with ease. (and a full throttle 120 TTSX recoils about like a 130 in a 270 or a 150 in an '06) For larger game the 160 TTSX is mighty fine and honestly I feel with the astounding terminal performance and penetration of the 160 monolithics, 175s just aren't needed anymore IMHO. I can assure you whatever can be done with a 175 Nosler Part, Trophy Bonded etc... can also be done with a 160 TTSX (and I bet the Barnes will STILL out penetrate the others!)

If you are the "one bullet for everything" type then you can't go wrong with either the 150 or 160 TTSX. To truly get the most from your 7mag you will want handloads or custom ammo. Most factory fodder in the 7mag is just not very hot. Many years ago when the 7mag was the only mag I had I would stoke it until it blew the necks off the case then I'd backer off about a grain!

If deer is all you hunt with your 7mag just DONT buy a 280 or youll be asking yourself some questions...
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:07 AM
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I would think that a bullet in the 160 +/- gr. weight would be about optimum as a "one bullet" for all purposes choice. If you are not a hand loader, not to worry. The 7mm. Rem. Mag. is so popular that there is a myriad of high quality hunting ammo out there. I'd suggest buying 3-4 boxes of high quality hunting ammo and find the one that groups the best. That's be my choice.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:19 AM
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I shoot 150 grain out of mine. Has done well for me.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:23 AM
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The Sierra 160 gr are the most accurate in my Mod 700. I switched to the Hornady 139 gr and I use them for everything from coyotes to elk. Ron
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