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Type of load for 7mm mag

Just purchased a 7mm Rem Mag... Trying to figure out what kind of round to shoot through it... I've read that a lot of guys use 140 gr Nosler Accubonds. Anybody have any opinions about this round?

Im looking for a round that I know will get the job done from anywhere from close range to 200 yds. No extensive long range shooting.

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Re: Type of load for 7mm mag

To 200 yards just take your pick. I did have the 140 grain AccuBond fail on me in a 7-STW once. Never tried them again.

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Re: Type of load for 7mm mag

Always liked the 154 grain hornadys

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Re: Type of load for 7mm mag

I have always had very good accuracy and performance with 139gr Hornady Spire Points.

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Re: Type of load for 7mm mag

I haven't had a problem with 160 grain accubonds reloads thru my 7mm mag.
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Re: Type of load for 7mm mag

Reloader 19 or imr4831 & 140 nosler partitions will do anything you need it to do.
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Re: Type of load for 7mm mag

Been loading 139 grain btsp hornadys for years. Very destructive to deer.
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Re: Type of load for 7mm mag

I have always used the Remington Core Lokt 150 grain bullets in my 7mm mag. The round is very accurate and leaves quite a hole in a deer.

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Re: Type of load for 7mm mag

I'll assume you are talking deer hunting since the game isn't stated.
To me, if you are only shooting out to 200 yards, the only reason to buy a magnum rifle is to shoot heavier bullets faster. You don't need at all to push a 140 grain bullet at 3200 fps for a 200 yard or less shot. You could make that shot with a 7/08 and 140 grain bullets so why deal with the extra rife weight and muzzle blast?
I would shoot 160/165 grain bullets for what you state. Trajectory will be negligible and penetration better than 140's.
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Re: Type of load for 7mm mag

When I bought my 7 mag in the late 70s I got 2 boxes of hornady frontier 154 g and they worked ok for me. When I started to load for it I tried 139 g and my friend and I couldn't find a load we liked. We ended up shooting 145 g speer hot cores with 62 g of 4350, very accurate and pretty fast. I don't take alot of long shots but have made afew and I know this load will do the job.
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