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Old September 1, 2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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Need recommendation for 7 mag bullet

i need a good 7mm bullet for deer. the range will be from 10 yds to 300+ yds. meat damage is not a big deal, actually the bigger the whole the better thanks
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Old September 1, 2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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If you're going to shoot the Big 7 you'll need a bullet that will hold together on close shots and still expand well at 200+. I'd choose the Hornady traditional Interlock flatbase or the Remington Core Lokt myself. 139-140 grain for deer and 150-154 grain for bigger game unless you're hunting elk or moose, and then I'd go to the 175. IMR or H 4831 for powder, but don't count out IMR 7828 and H1000.
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Old September 1, 2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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I run hornady 162gr sp boat tail interlocks in front of imr 4831 and cci magnum primers with good results. The hornadys have always done a good job. Plenty for deer, shoots well for me.
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Old September 2, 2008, 01:21 PM   #4
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Spend the money for the premium bullets if you want.....I used 140gr Sierra Pro Hunter on top of a case full of H4831 and that has accounted for about 50+ whitetails over the years. Penetration was completely through and I never lost one of them. Accuracy is as good as any other I have tried...this particular load was about 3/4" consistently. Longest kill about 325 yds.
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Old September 2, 2008, 01:22 PM   #5
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Also the shortest kill ws bout 25yds...I never found the bullet but the exit hole was about the size of a quarter.
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Old September 2, 2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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Nosler Partitions. One of the best bullets ever made. Another good one for deer sized game is the Swift Scirocco's. They have great expansion with good weight retention.
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Old September 2, 2008, 11:42 PM   #7
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Nosler Partitions or Nosler Accubonds. Hornadys work well for a standard bullet, but make sure you get ones with the Interlock ring. Sierra and Speer are good bullets, but you will get jacket/core separations with them occasionally.
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