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I have a Remington model 700 7mm. I plan on doing an Elk hunt this fall. I am shooting 150 gr. Rem. core lock for deer. It performs very well and shoots very accurate with this round. What is a good Elk load and brand for a 7mm? Is the 150 gr. Rem. core lock good enough? I would like to get something a little heaver but not sacrifice the performance as I have with the 150 gr. Any inputs are appreciated!
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I'd look at bonded bullets in the 160 gr., i'm a fan of the Accubonds. If set on something lighter, a Barns or similar designed bullet.
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If it is shooting good with the 150 Core Lock why change, just remember the distance of impact is important. Good Luck
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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!!!!
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Additionally, I believe that the Federal Premium ammo is loaded with a 175gr Nosler Partition bullet. Remington also makes some ammo with a 175gr Scirocco bullet - I believe it's called Premium Big Game or something like that. You'll pay twice as much as the Corelokts but it is money well spent!!!
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