Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

7mm problems

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by arctictom, Sep 17, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. arctictom

    arctictom Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    131
    Location:
    Fbks Alaska
    I have been trying to use a Ruger Model-1 7mm Mag for deer. The problem is that on the last two animals I shot, the bullets exploded and I ruined A LOT of meat. I shot a muley at 40 yards in the neck about 10 inches down from the jaw, and I had shrapnel all the way down the first 10 inches of the back strap! (No need to even talk about the condition of the neck roast) The shock to the animal was so great that the back strap on the side I hit him on actually
    detached all that way down the length of the spine. Weird aye?

    Could some one steer me to 7mm ammunition that won’t explode on impact ?


    Thanks Tom
     
  2. bigcim

    bigcim Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Messages:
    586
    Location:
    los Angeles,CA
    Do you reload?
    What grain bullets were you shooting?
     
  3. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    11,398
    Location:
    Northwest Arkansas
    At the ranges you describe I suggest using only the heaviest controlled expansion ammo. What ammo were you using.
     
  4. aspade

    aspade Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    254
    Location:
    People's Republik of Maryland
    Try Remington's low recoil line. The 7mm mag load is 140 grains at an advertised 2710 fps, which essentially turns your gun into a 7x57 with a funny looking case.

    If you want to use a full power load (why?), what krochus said. You want a heavy, tough bullet that won't fragment. A-Frames, Barnes X, Trophy Bonded, etc.
     
  5. Bwana John

    Bwana John Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,897
    The answer is 7mm Mauser.
     
  6. browningguy

    browningguy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2004
    Messages:
    4,639
    Location:
    Houston, TX
  7. arctictom

    arctictom Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    131
    Location:
    Fbks Alaska
    Thanks for the help , no I don't reload, Thanks for the sugesstions.
     
  8. esmith

    esmith Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,093
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Use heavier grained bullets, Nosler Partition is good for medium to large game such as this.
     
  9. Charles S

    Charles S Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,026
    Location:
    North East Texas
    First at the ranges you are shooting you are really taxing your bullets to the limits.

    Since you don't reload I would recomend both heavy for caliber bullets and premium bullets.

    Take a look at the Federal 160 Barnes Triple shock, the 160 grain Trophy bonded, and the 165 Sierra GameKing loads.

    I think they will produce less trauma and will work at the ranges you are typically shooting. The GameKing will be the most frangible of the bunch.

    Good luck!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page