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Old 02-03-2012, 02:26 PM   #1
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If you have a 7mm, i.e.; a 7mm-08, 7x57, 7mm Rem. mag., etc., what bullet do you find to be the most accurate? I have been loading the Speer 7mm 120 grain in my 7x57 and accuracy is good, but not great. I realize that there are other factors in reloading that affect accuracy besides the bullet, but I figure this is a good place to start. I have on hand Hornady 139, 154, and 175 grain bullets as well as some Speer 160 grain that I am going to try. So, what is your favorite 7mm bullet?
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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Generally the 7x57 works best w/ 139gr to 175gr bullets.
My 7mmRem mag is a tack driver w/ 129..175gr.



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I have a 7mmwsm, and i use 140g winchester ballistic silvertips..ive always had really good accuracy with it

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My 7mm Rem. Mag. loves the 160 and 162 grain bullets and does well with the 140 and 150 grain bullets too.

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Generally the 7x57 works best w/ 139gr to 175gr bullets.
My 7mmRem mag is a tack driver w/ 129..175gr.

This actually makes a lot of sense. The 7mm is not really designed to efficiently and consistantly shoot the 120 grain and lighter bullets accurately. I will stick to the 139 grain and above for my 7mm. I might look for one of the .25 calibers or 6.5's for bullets in the 115 to 120 grain weight.
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If you have a 7mm, i.e.; a 7mm-08, 7x57, 7mm Rem. mag., etc., what bullet do you find to be the most accurate? I have been loading the Speer 7mm 120 grain in my 7x57 and accuracy is good, but not great. I realize that there are other factors in reloading that affect accuracy besides the bullet, but I figure this is a good place to start. I have on hand Hornady 139, 154, and 175 grain bullets as well as some Speer 160 grain that I am going to try. So, what is your favorite 7mm bullet?
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139 grain Hornady SST my .280 (aka 7mm Express). My 7mm mag likes the 140 grain Nosler Accubond, but I am confident the 139 SST would work also.
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I like weight and 160 is approx all you can get to break 3K barrier. (BC)

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i usually use a 150-160gr in my 7mm Rem. Mag., and a 130-140gr in my 7mm-08. either Sierra Matchking or Gameking bullets. i also use some Nosler and Speer bullets from time to time. my main goal is tiny holes in targets.

after seeing what some others are using, i am giving some thought to stepping up to at least 160-170gr for my 7mm rem. mag. and see what happens in accuracy.

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I think the 150-160gr is the best out of the Rem Mag personally. I've shot 150gr with good consistancy and I have some test loads built with 162gr Hornady's that I am going to see how they group. I have heard ofa lot of people having good luck with the heavier stuff too but when I start getting up in that 175gr+ I like some other calibers better.

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I think the 150-160gr is the best out of the Rem Mag personally. I've shot 150gr with good consistancy and I have some test loads built with 162gr Hornady's that I am going to see how they group. I have heard ofa lot of people having good luck with the heavier stuff too but when I start getting up in that 175gr+ I like some other calibers better.
The Hornady 162 gr. SPBT's Interlocks are superbly accurate in my Savage 116 in 7mm Rem. Mag. I tried some H4350 initially with pretty good results, but the IMR 4831 has turned into my "go-to" powder choice. It works great in my gun!


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