I appreciate everyones responses as they are definitely helpful as I get ready to venture out this October. I do however want a bullet with some A-- behind it hence why I shoot the 162grain. I have looked, and only the Accubond comes the heaviest in 7mm and it is 160. Would you recommend this bullet and how accurate are these? I do not have experience with them but will try them if it's a better fit for hunting ELK. Additionally......how do you all feel about Moly? I happen to like the moly and the Lubilox offered from combined technology (however those only come as heavy as 150). Will the bullet perform diffently without moly or lubilox? Should I put molly on them if that is what I prefer? Any input you have is helpful.
I do love the A-max and they are "accurate" a 2 1/2'' group at 300 is not uncommon with a good rest. I do realize that the Elk vitals are basketball size, but if i go to the Accubond 160's and have a 2'' group at 100 yards, I would not be happy with that. Right now 100 and 200 are gimmies. I would also like to keep a balistic tip bullet hence the Accubond. Can anybody offer any help?
Nothing wrong with asking the question at all, and I mean absolutley no offenese when I say this, but you are making this issue way more complicated that it really needs to be. I recall the days when Remongton Cor-Lokts and Winchester Silver Tips in the approriate calibers and weights were the norm in factory ammo for Elk. And those "pedestrian" rounds took down a great number of Elk just fine. A lot has sure changed in todays market. I'm greatfull to have a vast variety of bullets to choose from, but it's been my observation with people today that the more choices they are given, the more overwhelmed they become. Hunters today seem to make way too much of a deal selecting the so-called perfect bullet. My advise for hunting is to start by ridding your mind of the whole bullet lube and moly coat thing, then forget about using match grade benchrest type bullets for hunting. Just forget about it. Some benchrest shooters got that whole moly lube thing started and it may work for some shooters on paper targets, but I would steer clear of that junk for hunting edible game animals. As I understand the A-MAX is a benchrest match grade bullet. Great for paper targets, but maybe not so great on real game. Benchrest shooters and hunters have a whole different set of criteria and requirments for bullets. I know, as I do both. Plus I just don't think much good of moly and bullet lubes usage anyway. A 7mm Mag is a great caliber for Elk. For bullets on elk I'd recommend any of the following: Speer Grand Slams, Nosler Partitions, Federal Fusions, Speer Spritzers (not the boattail), maybe even a Trophy Bonded Bear Claw. Accubonds were also suggested in the posts above. Anyway, take it for what you think this advise is worth. Good luck.