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Reloading for 7mm Rem Mag

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 308win, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. 308win

    308win Well-Known Member

    What is minimum rate of twist to stabilize 175 grain Hornady round nose? Has anyone experience using these bullets on Moose?
  2. ojibweindian

    ojibweindian Well-Known Member

    That's a good question. I'd like to know, too.

    I would assume, though, that a 1 in 9.5" barrel would work to stabilize a 175gr round nose. Not sure how it would work on a moose.
  3. ForneyRider

    ForneyRider Well-Known Member

    175gr is a factory round weight made by several manufacturers.

    1 in 9.5in twist is pretty standard with Remington 7mm Magnum barrels.

    Several years ago, I took my 7mm Mag on a hunt. All we saw were cows, and a bull was all we were allowed. Which stinks, because we used to have moose in our yard all the time in Anchorage.
  4. moosehunt

    moosehunt Well-Known Member

    Don't know about the best twist rate, but the 7 Mag is plenty for Moose; you don't even need that big-for-caliber bullet. Moose are not very tough critters, really. They die from lead poisoning pretty easily. I'd say that a 7 Mag is a better Moose gun than it is Elk gun. Elk are a lot more resilient, tougher critters to put down, even though they are a lot smaller. And I'm definately not a 7 Mag fan!

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