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Old 12-11-2007, 02:20 PM
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Hey guys, Noob here. So I'm 35 years old and live in Florida. I went deer hunting with my father in West Virginia for several years as a kid (12-16 years old.) recently I came to really miss hunting and decided to go back to my fathers and get some of my rifles to do some hunting with some friends here in Florida...

Well I think the primary rifle I went and got maybe a bit oversized for the deer here in Florida but wanted to get some opiions as I know little to nothing about this gun nor what type of ammo I should purchase...

I have a Ruger M77 7mm rifle... Just got it outfitted with a Bushnell Elite 4200 scope... can anyone give me some pointers as to what kind of rounds I should be looking at purchasing or share some wisdom on this rifle?

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Old 12-11-2007, 02:35 PM
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Buy some cheap Remington Core-Lokts and shoot em up. If they shoot good out of your rifle then they are more than good enough for deer.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:04 PM
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Any over the counter ammo will work. For deer, a 139-150 grain bullet should be plenty.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:10 PM
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You have the wrong rifle-please send it to me right away so that you won't be tempted to blow up any fla deer.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:20 PM
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Ruger 77 with a 4200 elite on top? Nice rig. Haveone myself.

I'm assuming it's a 7mm remington mag and not a 7mm-08. Some might feel that the 7 mag is too big for deer, but I like it. It's a flat shooting, hard hitting round and it should be able to take down just about everything in North America shy of grizzly/brown bears.

Maybe try different brands (and bullet weights) to see what your gun likes best. Pretty much any weight offered in 7 mag will take down deer, though. I shoot reloads in mine, but prior to that I always had good luck with Federal.I really like Hornady ammo, though.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:17 PM
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i have heard that the deer down in florida are a little smaller bodied than the one up north. if i were buying factory ammo i would go with some 140 gr ammo and the bullet that your gun shoot best. i have the same gun and use 150 gr winchester supreme ballistic tips here on the whitetails in kentucky. so i recomend the 140 grain for you due to to smaller bodies and just choose an ammo that your gun shoot accurately. have fun with it and good hunting, i love my ruger 7mm and it loves putting bucks on the ground and im sure you will to.
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Old 12-12-2007, 05:50 PM
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Just buy some light grain core-locts of the managed recoil and have at it.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:52 PM
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150 gr. core lokt's.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:41 AM
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Buy some cheap Remington Core-Lokts and shoot em up. If they shoot good out of your rifle then they are more than good enough for deer.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:05 PM
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ORIGINAL: waynejohnson

Why use managed recoil ...Deleted by CalHunter... and want less out of his 7 mag?
I believe at 200 yards the MR loads still have over 1600 lbs of energy. Without speaking for RugerM77 I think he is referencing that with the MR loads you will still have a very powerful gun, plenty enough for a whitetail and yet have half the recoil.

Just because someone would prefer to shoot a load with less recoil I wouldn't categorize them a sissy
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