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Location: Southern Virginia
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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo

I've owned a Savage 7mm mag. mod. 110 for about 8 years now, but have used lighter calibers for deer hunting since, such as 270, 30-30, and 243. I had a few old rounds of ammo, and checked the gun for accuracy the other day. I know that they were Remington bullets, as that's what I sighted it in new with. I can't remember the grain of the old bullets. Well, I went and bought a new box of Rem. Core-locked 175gr. bullets($25.00). Was the 7mm offered in various grain bullets? Should the 175 bullets group well at 200yds, if there was a difference in weight? At 25.00 a box, I don't want to shoot needlessly. By the way, those old bullets grouped well at 225 yards.

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Location: Mobile County, Alabama
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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo

That heavy bullet may not group as well as the others. You will have to try them ansd see. Savage rifles usually are capable of stabilizing heavier bullets but not always. You may have to get a 150gr bullet.

I recently got a really good deal on Ruger 77 in 7mm Rem Mag. The fella who owned it wanted to shoot the heaviest bullets he could find but the rifle didn't shoot them worth a crap. He sold me the rifle and the left over ammo for $300 because he thought the gun was the problem. I tried to tell him different but he didn't want to hear it. He's one of those hunters who has money than brains so I don't really feel that sorry for him. Big smile

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Location: Southern Virginia
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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo

Thanks. I live in a rural area, and any bullets that are not the most common are hard to get. We have a local hardware store that does stock alot of "odd" calibers, but you have to take what they have, as far as bullet grains, or whatever. Most of my hunting is done in the woods, but it's nice to have a long-range gun ready.

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Satisfied with the 175's

As I had mentioned in another post, I tried the 175 bullets(only one). I exploded a small pumkin at a couple hundred yards. I could determine by the demolished pumkin, that the impact was dead center. I'm completely satisfied with the gun and the ammo.

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Location: Mobile County, Alabama
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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo

Cool. Big smile

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Location: Oregon, USA
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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo

I have a 7MM MAG Browning, use the 175 grain bullet most of time. Have no problem getting good groups at 300+ yards.

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Location: Southern Virginia
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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo

Yep. that's a mighty good round of ammo.

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Location: Lyttleton, NB, Canada
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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo

I drew a moose tag back in the early '90's and decided on Hornady Custom with the 175gr Interlok. The ammo was very accurate in my 7mmRM out to 300m. I took my moose on the first morning at about 200m with my hunting buddy watching with binocs....the first shot was in the boiler room but didn't seem to have much effect....I let the moose walk about 30-40ft then fired again when it cleared some brush. Again my buddy called a good hit and a couple of seconds later the moose went down.

When we dressed him out we found that the bullets had completely come apart. There were fragments everywhere but they still had enough energy to shred the lungs. But i wasn't entirely impressed and haven't used that particular Hornady bullet since. I've had much better luck with the 175gr Barnes Triple Shock X-Bullet in my 7RM.

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Location: Teton Valley, ID
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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo

I know this is an old post but I have not been satisfied with 150 gr. Core-Loks out of my Vanguard 7mm. Rem. Mag. Best group was a 1MOA @ 200 yds.

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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo
wlfdg wrote:
I know this is an old post but I have not been satisfied with 150 gr. Core-Loks out of my Vanguard 7mm. Rem. Mag. Best group was a 1MOA @ 200 yds.

Have you looked at many factory test fire Vanguard targets? 1MOA at 200 yards with relatively cheap hunting ammo is impressive. Weatherby makes a big deal about their Sub MOA rifles and charges a several hundred dollar premium. If you are getting consistent MOA from a rack rifle, you should be happy. Weatherby only guarantees 1.5MOA from them.

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Location: Teton Valley, ID
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175gr. 7mm Mag ammo

I got my target with the 3 shot group. With Supreme Ballistic Silvertips I was able to get sub-MOA groups (4 rds, smaller than a quarter). I had similar results from Nosler Partitions. Both at 200 yds. Both off my backpack from a bench. Silvertips shot tighter, slightly. I shoot about 40 rds. of Federal Soft Points 150 gr., a week. 1.5 MOA is about right. I'll re-zero my rifle for hunting season come October from a rest. Probably with 150gr. Silvertips. Soft Points are my practice rounds. All factory.

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