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Old 09-12-2011, 01:31 PM
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What is the typical weight grain bullet that some one would use for certain hunting set ups ?? for Deer and for elk??? I never used a 7mm bur just bought one and is looking for advise on bullets type and the grain weight that u guys suggest using on Deer and Elk???
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:40 PM
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If I buy ammo it's usually Remmy Core-Lok 150 grain for deer, 175gr for elk.
I've been rolling my own for this caliber for the last 2yr and just stick with that anymore.
160gr Nosler Accubond.
62gr Hodgden H3851SC
CCI large magnum primers
whatever brass I can get my hands on.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by pnut
If I buy ammo it's usually Remmy Core-Lok 150 grain for deer, 175gr for elk.
I've been rolling my own for this caliber for the last 2yr and just stick with that anymore.
160gr Nosler Accubond.
62gr Hodgden H3851SC
CCI large magnum primers
whatever brass I can get my hands on.
H3851SC? or H4831SC
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by abolt913
What is the typical weight grain bullet that some one would use for certain hunting set ups ?? for Deer and for elk??? I never used a 7mm bur just bought one and is looking for advise on bullets type and the grain weight that u guys suggest using on Deer and Elk???
I have always shot strictly 150g bullets in my 7mm Mag...for both Elk and Deer until recently. I am now loading 160g Nosler Accubonds. I prefer a bonded bullet in the high velocity magnums I own...like the Interbond or Accubond, currently I am loading 160g Nosler (unfortunately Nosler doesn't make a 150g Accubond yet). That being said, I don't hunt mush with my 7 anymore...have others I prefer.

More importantly than weight is finding a bullet your rifle likes. There is also no reason you can't use the same bullet for both deer and elk...150g or larger in my opinion. Pick up a couple boxes of different brands and head to the range and find the one your rifle shoots best (sometimes its the cheep stuff, sometimes it's not), then stick with it.

Also consider that different bullets perform differently at different velocities...and the 7mm shots at 3000 fps or faster in general (some will say unbonded bullets will not perform at their best over 3000 fps...I dunno...I shot 150g Nosler Ballistic Tips out if it for years and never had a problem.)

I prefer to use a premium bullet, especially in my magnums, as opposed to cheap ammo like Rem Core'Loks...had a bad experience with them in a 30-06 and 300 WIN Mag both before...but others swear by them. As I said, find what your rifle shoots best, as accuracy is more important than bullet brand.

Happy hunting!
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by emtrescue6
H3851SC? or H4831SC
Woops, fat fingered it. H4831SC
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:34 PM
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Here's what these guyz say;

http://www.reloadbench.com/cartridges/7rm.html

http://www.gunnersden.com/index.htm....on-magnum.html


Personally, I use mostly Hornady, even if it's bulk remanufactured ammo.

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Old 09-12-2011, 04:38 PM
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Mine seems to really do well with 150 gr. and 165 gr Rem. Corelockt ammo. yay for me, since they are the cheeper brand.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:14 PM
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Typically, bullets from 120-150gr are often considered deer bullets. Most use bullets in the 140-150 range. Elk bullets are often thought as 150gr and up. This is just a generalization. Lighter and heavier bullets than listed can still be used. Assuming the bullet is appropriately constructed, and operating at reasonable velocities, it will result in success.

Good ol' cup and core bullets are my fancy for most of my shooting. The 154gr Hornady SST has become my 1st choice for a great balance of price and performance; I load them with CCI 250s, and 68.5gr RL22 (CAUTION: listed maximum 67.0gr, approach slowly and exceed at your own risk), bullet seated at the rifling. They were a shade picky on how they were loaded to shoot accurately (1.5" was the worst, generally around .75" now). But the tests were worth it to make this great bullet fly to its potential. This load is appropriate for both elk and deer.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:11 PM
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I have used 140 barnes tsx, 150 & 160 nosler parts, bonded (160 accubond & 154 Interbond) and 154 hornady interlokts to harvest deer and elk with 7mm rem mags. Which one depends on what your rifle likes but all are solid choices.

Personally wouldn't use a SST or NBT type bullet when it comes to elk, deer absolutely.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:02 AM
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Try the 175 grain Hornady. If your rifle likes it, stay with it. The deer isn't going to care, and it won't tear them up as bad as a light bullet will.
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