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Old September 17, 2022, 10:25 AM   #1
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7WSM deer load

Looking for a deer load for a 7wsm build i'm putting together. With 7wsm speeds I know I would have to a heavier with a better constructed bullet. Would a 150g TTSX work? Any recommendations appreciated.
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Old September 17, 2022, 04:01 PM   #2
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Even if you are shooting deer built like tanks, a 150 grain TTSX cannot fail. For all-around (coyotes to elk), I like 140-150 gr bullets in all of my 7mms.
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Old September 17, 2022, 05:10 PM   #3
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Something heavy enough or strong enough for the 7wsm speeds that it won’t blow up.

As an example. 162 eldx at 3200 = no good inside of 300 yds. 175 eldx at 2975 much better (from experience)

160 accubonds likely better if you want the speed because they are tougher (assuming).

Go as heavy as you can or whatever gets you close to 3000fps is my 2 cents.
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Old September 17, 2022, 07:20 PM   #4
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With a name like std7mag, you know i HAD to weigh in.

Essentially any bullet adequent in the 7mm Rem Mag will suffice in the 7WSM.

Personally, i dislike Barnes bullets though. Going mono i'd use Cutting Edge, or Hammer.

Otherwise bullets like Noslers 150gr Ballistic Tip, 150 or 175gr ABLR, any weight Partition.
168gr & up Berger.
150gr & up Sierra.
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Old September 19, 2022, 07:24 PM   #5
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120 grain TTSX would work just fine.
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Old September 20, 2022, 07:44 AM   #6
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I've used Hornady 154 Interbonds in my 7mmRM a long time, but I'm sure your Barnes choice will be dandy.
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Old September 20, 2022, 06:46 PM   #7
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Looking for a deer load for a 7wsm build i'm putting together. With 7wsm speeds I know I would have to a heavier with a better constructed bullet. Would a 150g TTSX work? Any recommendations appreciated.
150 Nosler ballistic tip performs wonderfully. Never had one not exit.
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Old September 21, 2022, 04:41 AM   #8
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Where are you hunting and at what ranges? What is a long shot to you?
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Old September 22, 2022, 07:16 PM   #9
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Whitetail here out east between 100 - 500 do want an elk hunt eventually.
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Old September 22, 2022, 09:10 PM   #10
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150gr would be great with a tough bullet like the CX or TSX.

168 or bigger, if using something like the Interbond or other cup n core bullets just to slow it down a bit to prevent explosive performance under 100 yards.

Don’t pay extra for bc. It won’t really matter out to 500.
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Old September 22, 2022, 10:48 PM   #11
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It looks to me that the optimal bullet weight for that caliber is 160 grains or so. Find some Nosler Partitions in that weight for hunting and something similar but less expensive to practice with.
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Old September 23, 2022, 10:35 AM   #12
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Based upon components I can find I'm looking at the 160gr Accubond/partition, 150gr TTSX, 150gr Hornady CX, 150gr E-Tip, and 168gr VLD
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Old September 23, 2022, 01:17 PM   #13
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I would look for 160 grain Sierra Game King or Speer equivalent to be the cheaper alternative to the Nosler Partition.
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Old September 23, 2022, 11:36 PM   #14
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150gr would be great with a tough bullet like the CX or TSX.

168 or bigger, if using something like the Interbond or other cup n core bullets just to slow it down a bit to prevent explosive performance under 100 yards.

Don’t pay extra for bc. It won’t really matter out to 500.
With the CX or TTSX how do they perform with just going for vitals and not trying to break them down at the shoulders
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Old September 25, 2022, 07:10 AM   #15
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For shorter ranges, under 500 yards, your impact velocity will be high enough to expand them without losing much weight. That will make them fine on deer, better on elk.

At 500 yds, you should have 2100fps impact velocity. That is great for monos or cup n core.

At 50 yds, impact velocity is like 3000fps. Monos can handle this, but many cup n core are explosive over 2500 fps.
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For shorter ranges, under 500 yards, your impact velocity will be high enough to expand them without losing much weight. That will make them fine on deer, better on elk.

At 500 yds, you should have 2100fps impact velocity. That is great for monos or cup n core.

At 50 yds, impact velocity is like 3000fps. Monos can handle this, but many cup n core are explosive over 2500 fps.
Any recommended powders from my research I read H4831sc is pretty good.
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