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NEW BUFFALO BORE APPAREL
PREMIUM 7MM REMINGTON MAG SUPERCHARGED LEAD-FREE
160 gr. BARNES TSX FLAT BASE @ 3,100 fps/ME 3,414 ft-lbs
20 Round Box
The 7MM Remington Mag. is a super useful North American big game cartridge. I have a personal bias when it comes to cartridge usefulness/effectiveness which I will discuss here at some length. Many folks believe the 7MM Mag. is a super elk cartridge. I don’t. I’ve killed and seen killed, numerous elk with the mighty 7 and it certainly will kill elk, especially if your ammo selection is proper.
So here’s the deal regarding killing elk with a 7MM mag If your task is to simply kill a meat bull, which is usually a younger/dumber bull of 4 years
Spare me the complaining emails please on this next part of this discussion as some readers may think it is an unsportsmanlike discussion, but that is likely because they have never done what I am about to describe and don’t understand it…………….Hunting giant old bulls (and many of my bulls have been older/bigger) in dense cover and taking the only shot they normally give, which is some stage of g-o-i-
As of this writing, (02-2018) we are going to (for now) produce four different 7MM Remington Mag. loads and I will write a short tech paper for each load explaining its design and intended uses. I see the 7 Mag. as a fabulous long-range deer/sheep/goat/black bear cartridge, that serves the dual purpose of an elk or bull moose cartridge ASSUMING PROPER AMMO. The 7 Mag. ends up wounding a lot of big game animals and here is why……………the typical 140gr. bullet is doing around 3200 fps at the muzzle, so if you fail to choose a tough controlled expansion bullet design, the softer bullets tend to over-expand or rupture and not penetrate deeply enough……..on deer, this is not normally a problem as they are thin-bodied and you do not need tons of penetration to kill them, but on big elk, big bear or moose, your 7MM Mag. bullet had better be tough enough to not over-expand on those close shots, but still have a soft enough nose to expand on a 500 yard shot when the bullet is going significantly slower. Hypervelocity cartridges always have bullet design issues on big game…………..
This write-up is in regards to our item # 50B, which utilizes the excellent Barnes 160gr. TSX bullet. This is my personal favorite elk load for the 7MM Remington Mag. This bullet will penetrate plenty deep for killing elk, even with raking shot angles. Because of its all-copper construction, this bullet will penetrate right along with the heavier famed Nosler 175gr. Partition 7MM bullet, but gives the advantage of less recoil and faster velocity. For those of you who prefer to use one load for all your big game hunting (in order to avoid re-sighting for different loads) this is a good choice as it will kill deer sized critters just fine too, but will certainly over-penetrate on the smaller big game, which has never bothered me in the least. Assuming your personal rifle shoots this load well, it would be the load I’d use if my main need was killing elk with a 7MM Remington Mag.
Note the below velocities taken from my personal test rifles.
To further educate shooters, I’m pointing out how individual rifles can be………….You’ll note that my 24 inch Remington model 700 had a very low (relatively) velocity with this bullet when compared to my other 23-inch and 24-inch barreled rifles, not only that but extreme velocity spreads went from the normal 20-30 fps to around 110 fps. Why? I don’t know. Barrel internals
Item 50B - Exterior Ballistics Charts for several Muzzle Velocities
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