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#2299913 - 07/09/08 03:38 AM One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope?
Hunterbug Offline
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What do you use? I just picked up a used 7mm Mag for my Grandfather to finish his hunting career with and now I need to get a load together. This year he's going for mule deer, cow elk, and doe antelope. I'd like to use one load to keep things simple. I was thinking a 160gr Partition at 2900-3000fps would be just the ticket unless someone has any better ideas. He can't get out much, maby one or two trips to the range so I'm trying to keep any requirements on his part to a minimum.
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#2299931 - 07/09/08 04:24 AM Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]
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160 Partition and Re22 all mine has ever needed.
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#2299934 - 07/09/08 04:28 AM Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]
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140 TSX would be my choice....
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#2299958 - 07/09/08 04:53 AM Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]
BobinNH Offline
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Any Partition from 140-160 grains will do it...so won't the tsx's etc, but Partitions are what I personally know,so that is what I can recommend.In the end, it won't matter.Partitions and 7 Rem Mags go together like ham and eggs. ;\)
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#2300042 - 07/09/08 06:12 AM Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: BobinNH]
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Handloaded 160g Grand Slams were my choice for 20+ years and they worked great. 160g Federal-loaded Partitions were my backups.

In your situation I would use the 160g Partitions with absolute confidence.
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#2300066 - 07/09/08 06:31 AM Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]
ar15a292f Offline
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Registered: 05/26/04
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Loc: Indiana
The 150gr. Swift Scirroco II at 3110 fps should work for deer, elk and antelope.

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#2300173 - 07/09/08 07:33 AM Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]
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Registered: 11/21/07
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Loc: Charleston, SC
If you're handloading, I'd suggest the new 150 gr. Nosler E-tip, at about 3100 FPS. 100% weight retention, flat trajectory, .495 BC...what's not to like? They are only $2 more a box ($31.50/50 at Midway) than the 140 gr. Partitions. The Barnes MRX 160gr bullets are $30 for a box of 20, which is more than twice as expensive. The 140 gr. TTSX are $35/50, but the BC on those is more like .400 than .495, and you get 10 gr. less weight at the target.

As soon as I can work up some loads, I intend to make those E-tips my "go to" 7mm bullet.

Hope it was interesting!

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#2300215 - 07/09/08 07:59 AM Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: PreciousLiberty]
hunter5325 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Loc: Meridian, ID
139 Interbonds @ 3300fps have worked for me on all of the critters you mentioned. I have found 140 Accubonds @ 3250fps are even more accurate out of my gun and they've worked great on the few deer I've shot with them. My new load is a 140TTSX @ 3280fps. I've yet to draw blood with it yet, but it'll work great no doubt. As PreciousLiberty said, I would also look hard at the new E-tips. I'll buy some 140's if/when they show up.

In my experience a stout 140(i.e. tsx, NP, AB, IB, etc.) will penetrate just as good as a heavier bullet with less recoil and a flatter trajectory. Just my 2 cents.

Good luck,

Brett
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#2300216 - 07/09/08 08:00 AM Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: PreciousLiberty]
CrimsonTide Offline
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Registered: 11/05/04
Posts: 15444
Loc: Kentucky
I would go the 150 grain partition route.
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#2300220 - 07/09/08 08:01 AM Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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There's about a kajillion ways to skin this el gato Hunterbug.

I've done a lot with various big 7's and the combo that you mentioned still does all that everthing else will do (it's just a bit boring....can a fella say that about Nozlers?)

I'd grab some 7828 and the 160 Nozlers and rock on.

Dober
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