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Old August 20, 2013, 10:39 AM   #26
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I shoot 150grn Nosler BT's in my 7mm08 for whitetails and the results are just devastating. I've had one deer out of about 25 that ran 30yds before piling up, the rest dropped in their tracks. The one that did run left a blood trail Ray Charles could have followed.

You can't find 150's loaded from the factory, to my knowledge, in a 7mm08 but you can get 140's.
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Old August 21, 2013, 11:04 PM   #27
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Yep I love the 140g in my 7 mm mag. Deer drop in their tracks like you pulled their plug. I do slightly prefer the hornady SST's 139g. The SST's are slightly tougher and I've experienced better penetration.

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Old September 1, 2013, 06:18 PM   #28
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My father and I have always used the Remingtons in 150gr with nothing but success at the range or in the woods.
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Old December 8, 2013, 04:30 PM   #29
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choosing a deer bullet

Ammo availability is exactly why I'm getting into hand loading this year. My son's rifle shoots federal premium 95gr ballistic tips exceptionally we'll. I can now find all of the components, but the factory ammo is non existent still.

I'm also skeptical of the controlled expansion stuff. I changed to ballistic tip after a core lokt slipped though the ribs of a 150lb doe. The shot was perfect, but there were pin holes on each side of the carcass when I finally found what was left the next day...
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