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Bullet Selection

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rb85cj7, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. rb85cj7

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    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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    What is the MIV of the hornady's? I have looked on there site but couldn't find any good info
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Maximum Impact Velocity
    on the accubond it is 3100 fps for the bullet to perform as intended.
     
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    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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