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Offline HogSlayer6

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New user here with a question about reloading for two 7mm rifles.  I have a Mauser M-96 in 7mm Rem Mag that I have hunted with for years and I just bought my wife a Mosssberg 7mm-08 for Valentine's Day, (no really it's for her).  I also just started getting into the reloading scene and wanted to get some input from the more experience folks here about what is typically a good bullet and a good weight to load for both chamberings for use on elk.  Like most folks, I want to save a little money where I can while still using a dependable bullet.  I am thinking a 150 gn bullet would perform out of both while keeping the recoil on the 7mm-08 down to a manageable level for the boss.  I realize no plan survives first contact so I might have to do some load/bullet development with any recommendation.  In the area we will hunt most (probably all) of the shots will be 200 yards or less so bullet drop isn't really an issue.  If anyone has some good "recipes" for powder/bullet combos that would be great too.  Any input, biased or not, is greatly appreciated. Hog

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Re: Looking for a good bullet/weight for elk in 7mm-08 and 7mm Rem Mag
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 09:56:02 PM »
I use the 150gr Barns TTSX in a 7 rem mag.
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Re: Looking for a good bullet/weight for elk in 7mm-08 and 7mm Rem Mag
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 03:55:26 AM »
I really like the 140 grain Accubond in .284.  Would be a good bullet in your 7mm-08

 


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