The problem you'll find with bullets is not that there are better one's for short range and long range but that good long range bullets often make poor close range bullets and good close range bullets often make poor long range bullets. The range of velocity from one to the other is just to great and few bullets can handle the whole range well. Not that any will not work given proper bullet placement but some are better than others.
You may think you need a long range bullet then find you only get close shots. In that case you may well have the wrong bullet. The 160 gr Nosler would be a good choice as any. The front is designed to open quickly and the back to stay together and penetrate. Choose a bullet that will hold together at 7mm mag velocity on a close shot but still open on a longer shot. I believe the 175 gr core lock would be as good as any also. A 7mm Rem mag will not give it velocity that will likely tear up the bullet, it will fly well given its length and weight, will penetrate well given its weight and velocity. The velocity will probably be around 2800 fps.
Rem. Corelock is a great bullet. I'm going to use factory REM. 175gr. corelock in 7mm rem mag. for my moose hunt this year.
I used Rem. factory rounds. 175 gr. Core Lock, 7MM-REM. Mag. and shot my moose at 37 yds in the neck. I boiled out the neck bone and found that the bullet didn't make it to the bone. He was facing away, I centred on the back of his neck, the bullet just missed the Processes, (the ridge bones on the vertebra), and ended up in the tendon/sinew in between the vertebra. The hair, hide and 9 to 12" of soled neck meat, took the impact of the bullet. I do believe if it hit the Processes he would have dropped. But, it didn't even rock him, he just ran and I put two more in him. I thought I missed the first shot. The bullet was a perfect mushroom. Here's pictures of the bullet.
I see all of these food plot mixes advertised - and I am sure that some of them are super - but why not experiment and come up with something that works great for your plots and your hunting land?
Here is what I did on a new place for this year - this 3. 3 acre plot started as a 10 year old abandoned field that I cleaned up - it had volunteer pines, blackberry bushes, some elm saplings, etc in it...
It was then planted in buckwheat - heavily - in early spring. I lightly fertilized it when the...