Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by PAshooter20BR, Sep 1, 2017.
My Dad had a saying, "shoot them where they live". Barlow
So how were so many killed with a .30-30 and .300 Savage? Ya I am kidding.
I am no expert. In fact I have only been elk hunting 1 time. I used a stock Rem 700 in 7 mm mag. I dropped a 5x5 (what seemed to be huge to this Texas white tail hunter) mature elk with 1 shot in the bread basket at 325 yards from the bottom of the mountain.
The exact load was:
Federal large rifle mag primer
160 grain Accubond
62.5 grn IMR 4831
P1ZK did you use a mag primer for the 7mmMagnum?
I use em in the 6 Dasher and remember hearing people say a mag primer was like another grain of powder compared to a standard primer.I really don't believe that anymore,I do think they are more consistent though.
Perhaps they light the fire better in the cold hunting environments while igniting lots and lots of powder,I don't think the 7mm holds a lot of powder,it's getting there,but I guess I'm wondering what you all think about when it comes to deciding when a mag primer is needed.
I shoot mag primers with Retumbo(215's) and win mags(R#25).
R#22 seems to perform a tad bit better with cci 250's or 215's.
IMR 4350 works well with Rem 9 1/2's and light loads with the 140g with IMR 4064.
R#25 with win mag primers, 150-154g is a match made in Heaven with very high speeds(3200 in 26") and less than 10 fps standard deviation.
I do not hunt in real cold weather which is another can of worms.
7mm Remington Mag is a great choice for all practical purposes. Use good bullets that have a track record for clean killing, park intended shots where they belong and you'll have your work cut out for you.
Sorry... I corrected the listing on the load. I do use MAG primers in all my mag calibers (in fact I use them in my 6br and 30 br also). Don't know if I NEED to or not... but have always told to do it that way.... so that's the way I do it.
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