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Whats the best ammo for a 7mm mag model 700?

I have a Model 700 ADL and was trying to decide what factory ammo to buy before I go to the range....any suggestions. I hunt elk and whitetail at max 400 yards. I read Winchester Silver tip 150 grain is very good, but the box suggest that it is for light game...not sure if I want to waste my time with it. I have been impressed with Federal Premium in my 243 Mod 700 and Hornady interbond effects on wild hogs is unreal but Im not sure how they would shoot in a 7mm mag.

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Whats the best ammo for a 7mm mag model 700?

Her's the link to federal ammo: scroll down to bullet choice and click "ballistics" on left for full info on that particular bullet.
http://www.federalcartridge.com/ballistics/Ammo_Search.aspx

I think the 165 grainers would be a great choice. Big smile

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Whats the best ammo for a 7mm mag model 700?

I appreciate your advise. I thought the same thing. Do you have any experience with a Remington Model 700 ADL 7 mm mag and factory loads?

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Whats the best ammo for a 7mm mag model 700?

The Remington 700 ADL is a very well made rifle,absolutely no doubt about that.
I don't have a 7mm Rem mag but know a few that do and the 165 gr bullet seems to be the most popular in my area.
Federal,Remington, Winchester all make very good ammo, being in constant competition to make the best cartridge. Putting an inferior product on the market would be disasterous
You'll no doubt try several different ones efore you decide, which is more common than not..
Wait til you get into reloading if you do. We'll make that puppy bark.
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Whats the best ammo for a 7mm mag model 700?

My 7 Mag is a 700 ADL Synthetic and it is an excellent rifle.

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Whats the best ammo for a 7mm mag model 700?

Welcome Todd
I have a 700 BDL in 7mm mag. Took it Caribou hunting 2 seasons ago. Used Federal premium ammo, 165 gr Nosler Partitions or Bonded Bear Claws (dont remember off hand and home is 3000 miles away right now but it would have been one of these two, they are all I use).? Results were fantastic. You can see some photos of the larger of the two that I took in the Caribou section under "heading to Sheferville"

Great gun, great round, ammo is a little pricey.

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Whats the best ammo for a 7mm mag model 700?

I have no experience with the rifle you're talking about, but...it seems that this is more of a discussion of ammunition than it is of rifles.

That said, I've been strugging to find a load (factory or hand) that gives me the kind of velocity I've been told to expect from my (Sako) 7mm RM. The one load that did well was a Winchester 150 grain (don't remember the brand) that I got 3150 fps from. Everything else has been a struggle to get even to 3000 fps. I'm still experimenting, but I was amazed at how much faster the Winchester stuff was.

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Whats the best ammo for a 7mm mag model 700?

Thanks for all the advise. I shot the FEDERAL PREMIUM 165 NP and it did very good with 1 1/2" groups at 200 yards. I am going to try the Hornady 162 BT SP next week and see what I get.

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Whats the best ammo for a 7mm mag model 700?

My 700 ADL tends to favor bullets of 160 grains or higher, but does very well with most 140 and 150 grain bullets, with the most impressive groupings among the lighter bullets being from some 150 grain Sierra BT's.

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