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Old November 17, 1999, 01:34 AM   #1
Jolly White Giant
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Just wondering about the effectiveness of the different bullets in this caliber. I have my rifle sighted in with 150 gr. Federal Seirra Pro-Hunter SP bullets and am getting 1/4" MOA with it. The primary use of this rifle will be whitetail hunting. Is this an acceptable round for anything larger?
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Old November 18, 1999, 09:07 PM   #2
Art Eatman
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For whitetails smaller than those Maine Woods Monsters, I see no reason why the 120- or 140-grain bullets wouldn't work fine.

The .270 with the 150-grain bullet has taken a lot of elk. You're ballistically similar.

I've killed a bunch of 100-lb to 120-lb (Field-dressed) whitetails with my .243, using the 85-grain Sierra HPBT. None wounded and lost, either.

If you're a good shooter, hitting tin cans offhand at 100 yards, I'd say you easily have a 300- to 400- yard gun.

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Old November 18, 1999, 09:12 PM   #3
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The 7mm-08 is capable of taking anything we have to offer here in WY, including elk. Just exercise good ethics and common sense and you won't have any problems.
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