Re: 7 MM ELK LOAD
February 12, 2019 at 3:13pm
The Remington 700 in 7mm Rem Mag is a great hunting rifle and certainly up to taking elk. However, elk are heavier, thicker animals than are whitetail. Having taken a few myself, I'd highly recommend going to a 175gr premium bullet, such as the Nosler Partition bullet. The 175gr in a 7mm Rem Mag gets the greatest penetration of any bullet in its class and it's certainly worth using a premium bullet such as the Nosler Partition. Also, performance is not just measured in velocity. The greater ballistic coefficient of the 175gr bullet will provide better accuracy and less velocity loss downrange. Many elk are shot at ranges exceeding 300 yards, as they have gotten much more difficult to get close to. Although a big target, the consistency of where the bullet hits is of great importance. I have no doubt you will be better served by the 175gr bullet. Good hunting!!!!