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7mm Remington Magnum

I am looking for a 7mm Rem Mag round that will accomodate a Colorado Mule Deer and Elk hunt. I also prefer to shoot a Moly coated round if possible with good knockdown and flat ballistics. Does anyone have a suggestion? What kind of reloading recipe's will be best, or can you give me a recipe reference publication?

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7mm Remington Magnum

I think you're mainly wanting to dicuss reloading more than hunting, but in case you're really concerned about your rifle, any factory load in 7mm will handle a mulie without any trouble.

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7mm Remington Magnum

I'm a big fan of the 175 grain bullets. If you really want moly coating, you can do it yourself with kits sold by Midway and others. If you like cup and core lead bullets, look at Speer Mag Tips or Grand Slams, Nosler Partitions, or Hornady Interlock. Swift A-Frames are nice too.
Those 175s deliver great penetration, carry energy downrange really well and in my experience tend to be pretty accurate. The Sierra 175 Game Kings and Barnes TSXs both recommend a faster than normal twist to handle those long bullets.
With all that being said, nearly any bullet ever designed will kill a mule deer or elk cleanly IF you put it in the right spot. But, I'm a fan of deep penetration and I like to break shoulders, so I use heavy bullets.
For the Nosler Partition, the Nosler Manual lists a MAXIMUM charge of 62.5 grains or RL22 at 2970 fps from a 24 inch test barrel. That bullet has a .519 BC and .310 sectional density (that's really high). If you zero at 200 yards you should only be 18.5 inches low at 400 delivering 2000 foot pounds of energy at that same range. That same 62.5 gr charge of RL22 was also the most accurate charge listed.

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I've killed alot of elk and mulies with a Federal Premium 160 gr Nosler partition out of my 7 mag. Put the pill into the boilermaker and prepare for the pack out.. This load is really gonna make any elk or muley have a bad day.

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7Mag load

Thanks for the responses, I am definitely looking for an accurate load with minimal drop at longer distances. Oh and that will apply devistating knock-down power.

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A good factory load is the Federal 175 gr Trophy Bonded Bear Claw. 1/2 inch groups out of my Howa 7mm Mag.

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I've got a good recipe for 150 gr partitions. When I get home I'll post it for you I just can't remember it right now for some reason. Very very accurate out of my rifle and excellent knock down at long ranges.

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7mm Remington Magnum

Here is my favorite 7mm Rem Mag recipe:

Winchester brass and primers
150 gr Nosler Partitions
62 grains IMR
3110 FPS 26 inch barrel

Velocity
Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
3110 2912 2723 2542 2367 2200

Energy
Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
3222 2825 2470 2152 1867 1612

Drop 100 300 400 500
+1.2 -5.9 -17.3 -34.8

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