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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]
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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]
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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]
Diehard Hunter
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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]
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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]
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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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