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#2299913 - 07/09/08 One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope?  
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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 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 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 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]  
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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. wink




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#2300042 - 07/09/08 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 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]  
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The 150gr. Swift Scirroco II at 3110 fps should work for deer, elk and antelope.

#2300173 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]  
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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!

#2300215 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: PreciousLiberty]  
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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,

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#2300216 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: PreciousLiberty]  
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I would go the 150 grain partition route.


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#2300220 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]  
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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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#2300235 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]  
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Mark,

you just hate that 7828 don't ya?



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#2300242 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: hunter5325]  
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Try 160 NABs with R22 and federal 215s.

I've shot that combo in 3 7RMs so far and all three were sub MOA. Took a bull at 325 with them and loved the performance. Also took a large mulie and large whitetail with them with outstanding performance. The 160 NAB has a good bc and yields good trajectory. Build up to 66grns of R22 and see how it shoots. 66 grns gives me an avg of 3080 fps from a 24" tube 700.

That would truely be a one load do-all set-up for him.

Good Luck

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#2300303 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Reloader7RM]  
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I've also had very good luck with 160 Accubonds. Took my bull last fall with them from a very long ways away and couldn't have asked a bullet to perform any better. It's a great choice for a bullet that will hold together well at closer distances and as stated, has a good BC to help retain it's velocity/energy when stretching it out there.
Got the VLD bug and am now trying 168 Bergers with 70gr. of Retumbo running right at 3000fps. So far I've only taken a couple hogs with them but am going to use them this fall for antelope/deer/elk. If I don't like their performance I will confidently go back to using the Accubonds.

#2301040 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: BobinNH]  
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Originally Posted by BobinNH
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. wink



Agreed. The 160 partition would be hard to beat in this case.


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#2301256 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]  
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I've used the 120 gr. XBT's, the 140 gr. and 160 Nosler Partitions in cartriages like the 7X57, the .280 and the 7mm RM for many years.
I think I'd just do a good load with a temp insensitive powder like the Hodgden's or the Ramshot line with a 160 gr. NP. It should be very close to the factory ammo with it and the Swift A-Frame bullet. Can't imagine anything much more practical. E

#2301282 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]  
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H-bug,

I'm doing the same - I'm using 160 grain pills - A-Frames/Partitions pushed by healthy doses of RE 22 or 25, Magnum, Retumbo, or IMR 7828. I have a lot of work to do, if I ever get my rifle back from the gunsmith.................


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#2301630 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: bwinters]  
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I'm working on a 150 NBT load for a 7 WSM now, but am thinking of picking up some 160 accubonds factory seconds since they're on sale right now. Reckon R22 will work same as the 7RM?

#2301786 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Kimber7man]  
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My current favorite all around bullet in the 7mag is the 160gr. Accubond. IMR-7828 or RL-22 with a CCI-250 primer.


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#2301791 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Hunterbug]  
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Hunterbug,

I liked the 160 gr Nosler Partition for everything in my 7mm Rem Mag, but my hunting buddy has decided the 175 gr bullet does it all for him. He has killed all three animals with that load.

I have been loading 175 gr NPs for him, but he has some Federal Fusion loads that he bought for about what I pay for components -- and they shoot as well or better.

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#2301870 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: HunterJim]  
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There is so many premium bullets out there for the 7mm crowd that you can't go wrong with none of them.

Though, the 140-grain TSX would be my first choice.

#2301882 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: bearstalker]  
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My 7mm Rem Mag seems to be more fussy about ammunition than most.
160gr Nosler Partition seems to give the best accuracy for that rifle.

#2301961 - 07/09/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Alamosa]  
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Just in case no-one has thought enough to mention it, the 160 gr Partition and a half/handful of IMR 4350 has been working for me for ( I think I got my first 7 Mag in 1963?) a long time.

Wayne

#2302607 - 07/10/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: peepsight3006]  
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Kimber7man,

The WSMs do well with R22. It may not offer top velocity, but it's a good choice ad definitely worth a try in yours. If it's too slow for you, give H4831 or R19 a try. The bad thing in the SMs is that the longer bullets really rob capacity, especially with the short mag length which mandates deep seating.

Good Luck

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#2302864 - 07/10/08 Re: One load, 7mm Rem Mag for deer, elk, and antelope? [Re: Reloader7RM]  
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Kimber7man, 7WSM 7RM Same Same.

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