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#3242234 - 05/08/13 02:17 PM Question about a 7mm Rem Mag?
Living2Hunt
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I just took in on trade a Ruger Mark II M77 7mm Rem Mag. The guy gave me 2 boxes of hornady sst 139 gr bullets. My first question is how many guys use a 7mm Rem Mag on whitetail and is the bullet good for whitetail? I really like the look and feel of this gun. Gun has only been shot to sight in. Its like brand new. Thanks for any answers!
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#3242236 - 05/08/13 02:32 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
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7mm Mags are a great round for deer, especially a great long range round. I've hunted with them and know lots of guys that hunt with them!
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#3242237 - 05/08/13 02:33 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: PinchPoint]
Living2Hunt
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What grain bullet do you use?
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#3242238 - 05/08/13 02:34 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
AllOutdoors
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I have taken many deer with a 7mag. I have never used anything lighter than 150 grains. The sst bullet is a good bullet and I have used the 139 in 7-08 with good results. Not sure if the 139sst will hold together at 7mag velocities though, if that concerns you.
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#3242245 - 05/08/13 02:44 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
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 Originally Posted By: Living2Hunt
What grain bullet do you use?
I would use over 150 grains, you'll probably get better accuracy


Edited by PinchPoint (05/08/13 02:45 PM)
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#3242268 - 05/08/13 03:31 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: PinchPoint]
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I shoot a 7mag and use 150 grain bullets. I love it.
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#3242326 - 05/08/13 05:03 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
smstone22
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I have shot alot of different bullets out of mine and settled on 140gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. Every gun and situation will be different though.
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#3242380 - 05/08/13 06:38 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: smstone22]
Living2Hunt
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Ok, thanks guys! So you think the 139 gr is too light?
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#3242391 - 05/08/13 06:50 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
Boll Weevil
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 Originally Posted By: Living2Hunt
So you think the 139 gr is too light?

Not at all. It's an absolute lightning bolt on whitetails with a well placed shot.

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#3242513 - 05/08/13 09:00 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Boll Weevil]
Living2Hunt
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Thanks everyone!
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#3242564 - 05/08/13 11:22 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
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I have shot SST's and they aren't my favorite because they have fragmented badly on multiple occasions. That being said, that 139 GR SST in 7mm Remington Magnum will kill deer just fine. The top four all-around rifle cartridges for CXP2 and CXP3 sized game are generally considered to be the 270 WIN, 7mm Remington Magnum, 308 WIN and 30-06. The 7mm Remington Magnum is one of the finest long range calibers ever developed and the best selling magnum cartridge of all time. You've got a proven winner.
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#3242566 - 05/08/13 11:30 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
deerhunter10
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I only shoot sst's don't have that gun so idk about what grain but I highly recommend that bullet outstanding performance and does a number on deer and anything ive used it on.
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#3242574 - 05/09/13 12:38 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: deerhunter10]
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My dad has a remington 700 7 mag and he has lost more deer with that gun than he did when he used a 30-30 marlin. He's not a bad shot and the deer he shot had good blood trails but it just didn't knock then down. I use a 700 30-06 and have never lost a deer(just jinked it) i personally wouldn't use one cuz it's so high of a caliber but that's your choice. Either way it's a great gun.
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#3242625 - 05/09/13 07:01 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Beardendy88]
pressfit
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In 35 years of shooting.. I have only had one scope hit me in the eye when I was shooting.. and yep.. it was a 7 mag.. 5-6 years later I sighted in a 7 mag for a buddy.. I thought it had dislocated my shoulder.. I have a brand new never fired BAR safari grade 7 mag in my safe... it will probably never be fired..LOL....
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#3242636 - 05/09/13 07:18 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: pressfit]
Living2Hunt
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I have shot the sst 150 in my 30.06 last three years with great success. I was just worried the the 139 gr would fragment in a magnum shell on a deer. Thanks everyone for all the advice!
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#3243045 - 05/09/13 04:54 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
DeerKiller2012
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I have used a 7mag, I like the round a lot
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#3243315 - 05/10/13 06:03 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
pseshooter300
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Sounds like a nice gun
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#3243353 - 05/10/13 07:16 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: pseshooter300]
bbuck14
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I shot a 7mag for 20 plus years and love it. I've never lost a deer with it that I hit in the vitals. I shoot a 150gr Nosler Ballistic Tip in handloads and have a buddy that shoots 120gr of the same bullet and has had the same results. Great gun if your hunting longrange.
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#3243397 - 05/10/13 08:03 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: bbuck14]
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Not trying to cause a problem but I shoot the exact same gun and did not have any luck with the lighter rounds , I use Winchester Supreme 150 gr. Balistic Silvertips with great success . Believe I would shoot at least 150 gr. bullet if I were you . Take the 7mm mag . over 30 06 any day
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#3243473 - 05/10/13 09:45 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Snake]
Living2Hunt
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Thanks for all the advice guys!
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#3243581 - 05/10/13 12:08 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
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Been hunting 7mm mag with 150 grain CXP2's for years, never lost a deer. Most of them also never took a step.

Great caliber for deer.
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#3244281 - 05/11/13 12:13 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: BMan]
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I have shot countless whitetails, 2 250lb plus muleys at 100 yards or more, 3 antelope over 200 yards...all with a BAR 7mm, 162 grain hornadys.

The muleys didnt fall hard but didnt go far either. Everything else drops or runs within sight...all shot on or slightly behind shoulder. Usually messes up shoulder meat but I would rather loose a little shoulder meat than loose all of it.

Im am looking at selling this gun now, for no other reason than I want a 300 mag barrel for my Pro Hunter and I am building a .243 for whitetail and antelope this summer.
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#3244282 - 05/11/13 12:14 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
kldeerkiller
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The 139 grain hornady is all I shoot through mine for whitetail.
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#3244410 - 05/11/13 05:18 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: kldeerkiller]
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I shoot Berger 168gr love them
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#3244411 - 05/11/13 05:18 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Tony USMC]
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Round is made by HHS
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#3245181 - 05/13/13 04:29 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Tony USMC]
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I have had a ruger 7 mag for a dozen years and love it. I've taken 5 muleys and numerous whitetails with a 140 grain winchester accubond and love that bullet.
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#3245299 - 05/13/13 08:17 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
I shoot a 7mag and use 150 grain bullets. I love it.


Same here except for the fact that a box is $10 more than 30 06 or 270.
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#3245460 - 05/13/13 12:35 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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 Originally Posted By: Pic IN the Casa
 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
I shoot a 7mag and use 150 grain bullets. I love it.


Same here except for the fact that a box is $10 more than 30 06 or 270.


That's the only downside, they are a little more expensive.

I have a 7mm Mag and I use Remington Corelok or Winchester X bullets. I've only shot at one deer, and it went down. I like it. It's good for just about any game in North America, maybe except the big grizzy bears.
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#3249260 - 05/18/13 05:56 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: moondawg]
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7 mag encore with 150 grain remington corelokt, Never had a problem.
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#3253981 - 05/24/13 05:29 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: harley 2008]
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I shoot 140 barnes TTSX. I have yet to kill a deer with mine "bought it last year" but it is one of the most accurate guns I own.
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#3254307 - 05/24/13 02:30 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
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150 grain cor-lokts
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#3254480 - 05/24/13 08:32 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: BuckHunter511]
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Not enough gun for Eastern Whitetails
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#3254495 - 05/24/13 08:43 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Nhill]
Vermin93
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 Originally Posted By: Nhill
Not enough gun for Eastern Whitetails


Good point. I wouldn't go below a 338 Win Mag for Eastern Whitetails.
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#3255707 - 05/27/13 01:06 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Vermin93]
Living2Hunt
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Great stuff guys! Thanks for all the advice
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#3255996 - 05/27/13 08:45 PM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: Living2Hunt]
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you can take a 150 grain corlockt a shoot from the brisket out the butt of our little whitetail. but there is no such thing as to dead!!!
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#3256301 - 05/28/13 09:04 AM Re: Question about a 7mm Rem Mag? [Re: knightrider]
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A FINE caliber indeed!
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