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#462198 - 10/22/07 10:55 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: ewc]
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Do you need a bonded bullet in the 7-08? I know my 7mag needs one for shots under 75 yds or you get a Lotta mush instead of deer meat.
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#462200 - 10/22/07 10:56 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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Anybody shooting the hornady interbonds from a 7-08? Good choice?
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#462244 - 10/22/07 11:36 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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I would probably try out some 140 partitions, 120 NBT's and maybe 150 nbt's.
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#466038 - 10/25/07 07:36 AM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: smstone22]
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I notice that the ballistic tips are very popular with this caliber. Anyone have any problems "blowing up" the deer with a ballistic tip out of the 7-08?
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#466090 - 10/25/07 08:10 AM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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154 grain Hornady Interlock
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#466134 - 10/25/07 08:30 AM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
I notice that the ballistic tips are very popular with this caliber. Anyone have any problems "blowing up" the deer with a ballistic tip out of the 7-08?


You'd have a hard time getting them over 3000 fps out of a 7-08, the velocity at which explosive expansion typically occurs. If you fling them downrange at 2700-2800 fps, you will have no problem.

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#466445 - 10/25/07 12:21 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: megalomaniac]
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 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
I notice that the ballistic tips are very popular with this caliber. Anyone have any problems "blowing up" the deer with a ballistic tip out of the 7-08?


You'd have a hard time getting them over 3000 fps out of a 7-08, the velocity at which explosive expansion typically occurs. If you fling them downrange at 2700-2800 fps, you will have no problem.


Ok I have never chronyd my 7mag with a 150gr but a 150gr ballistic tip or even a power point(factory loads) will detonate a deer inside 75 yds. Basket ball size blood shot wound or larger.
The Hornaday 162 gr BTSP over 59gr IMR 4350 gives me 2825fps. And does not blow the deer up like the 150's.
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#466682 - 10/25/07 02:55 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
I notice that the ballistic tips are very popular with this caliber. Anyone have any problems "blowing up" the deer with a ballistic tip out of the 7-08?


You'd have a hard time getting them over 3000 fps out of a 7-08, the velocity at which explosive expansion typically occurs. If you fling them downrange at 2700-2800 fps, you will have no problem.


Ok I have never chronyd my 7mag with a 150gr but a 150gr ballistic tip or even a power point(factory loads) will detonate a deer inside 75 yds. Basket ball size blood shot wound or larger.
The Hornaday 162 gr BTSP over 59gr IMR 4350 gives me 2825fps. And does not blow the deer up like the 150's.


fishboy, my 7mag with 150 grain BT's is going around 3150fps MV, and has overexpanded on shots under 100 yards. Same cartridge performs flawlessly at 300 yards. What's the difference? Impact velocity. The BT does exactly what it is supposed to do- expand at moderate velocity. They are not designed for ultrahigh impact velocities. That's what the accubond is for.

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#466878 - 10/25/07 04:40 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: megalomaniac]
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Mega,
So if I can keep the MV below say 2900 I should not be getting those huge blood shot wounds?

I shot a deer 2nd rib back from shoulder about 3" up from the bottom of its body and it blood shot the entire ribcage, the near shoulder and about 7" of backstrap. Switched away from ballistic tips after that. The deer staggered about 5' and fell over dead but wheeew! what a waste of good meat.

Think I will look into some 130gr interbonds or interlocks.
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#467636 - 10/25/07 09:24 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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Too many stories out there with ballistic tips blowing big exit wounds. IMO, great for the Taliban, so I shoot the Barnes TSX 140g. I have to order from "cheaperthandirtammo".

Edited by 7mm08 (10/25/07 09:26 PM)
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