The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools
Old September 1, 2008, 08:22 PM   #1
Join Date: March 9, 2008
Location: Monroe NC
Posts: 65
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
ltmcleoed is offline  
Old September 1, 2008, 08:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: June 4, 2007
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 1,943
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.
If you want your children to follow in your footsteps, be careful where you walk.
Beware the man that only owns one gun; he probably knows how to use it.
I just hope my ship comes in before my dock rots.
crowbeaner is offline  
Old September 1, 2008, 08:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: February 24, 2008
Location: south dakota
Posts: 175
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.
flyboy14 is offline  
Old September 2, 2008, 01:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: December 29, 2007
Location: Northern Ky
Posts: 250
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.
thekyrifleman is offline  
Old September 2, 2008, 01:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: December 29, 2007
Location: Northern Ky
Posts: 250
Also the shortest kill ws bout 25yds...I never found the bullet but the exit hole was about the size of a quarter.
thekyrifleman is offline  
Old September 2, 2008, 06:14 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: October 10, 2007
Location: N.J.
Posts: 1,111
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.
Mike B.
Gun control= Being able to hit your target.
mikenbarb is offline  
Old September 2, 2008, 11:42 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: February 13, 2006
Location: Washington state
Posts: 11,780
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.
Never try to educate someone who resists knowledge at all costs.
But what do I know?
Summit Arms Services
Taylor Machine
Scorch is offline  

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2015 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08237 seconds with 9 queries