Bullet Selection


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rb85cj7
February 25, 2009, 10:41 AM
I am starting to reload for my 7mm STW and it opens me up to just about any bullet selection so i thought I would ask what you guys like. i consistently shoot deer, hogs, and coyotes all with the same rifle from anywhere 75-600+ yards. What make it difficult is that when selecting a bullet i have to be careful of the Maximum Impact Velocity. For instance on the Nosler Accubond the MIV is 3100 which I could be over depending on what grain bullet I choose (140 gr 3400-3500 fps MV). Since i am shooting at long ranges I need a very accurate bullet. Currently I am shooting the Federal 160 gr Accubond at 3100 MV (with 1/2 MOA groups) which works well but thought I would open up the search a bit.

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gvnwst
February 25, 2009, 11:00 AM
Two very good choices are Hornadys interbond and interlock. Both are very accurate, and offer decent BC. (.550 on the 162gr SST, and .525 on the 154gr interbond) I ahve also seen and haerd of people using A-max match bullets, they performm pretty good actually, the polymer tip and overall design helps with that.
https://www.hornady.com/shop/?ps_session=61f612246fdfd58d13484509e9c4ff9c&page=shop%2Fbrowse&category_id=c3f640e16a9837de4558caf588c48018

rb85cj7
February 25, 2009, 11:57 AM
What is the MIV of the hornady's? I have looked on there site but couldn't find any good info

gvnwst
February 25, 2009, 11:59 AM
MIV being maximum initial velocity? (never heard that term before) I think you will have o email them on that, i can't remember, they told me once.

lesterg3
February 25, 2009, 12:04 PM
Barnes 140 gr MRX BT BC .406 SD .248 Velocity depends on load. This is one of the accurate bullet I have ever used. Price is a little high, but performance makes up for it.

rb85cj7
February 25, 2009, 01:17 PM
Maximum Impact Velocity
on the accubond it is 3100 fps for the bullet to perform as intended.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
February 25, 2009, 02:09 PM
I'll second gvnwst's recommendation of a 162 interlock /SST from hornady - great BC, good-excellent accuracy, good-excellent construction/performance at a variety of velocities.

Barnes TSX and MRX are undoubtedly very good, but they're also very very expensive.

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