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Mckinnon

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I am looking for a good 175 gr Round Nose bullet to shoot out of my 7x57mm mauser. I had a hornady turn to shrapnel this weekend. Any suggestions?
 

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I think the 7 Mauser is at its best with a 140 grain "hard" bullet like the Barnes TTSX or Nosler Accubond.
 
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TwoTikkas, blacktail deer in the chest, the bullet pretty much evaporated. BB, I am planning on trying both of those, i have had trouble in the past with sptitzer style bullets in this gun, I will just have to try a bunch of different loads and see what I see. I have never used the TTSX but have heard allot about it, do you like it/recommend it on game?
 

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Rock 2.0,

My current hunting load for the 7-08 (similar performance to the Mauser) is the 140 TTSX. I have killed a large mule deer buck and an antelope with it, and it performed great.

I have also killed a mule deer buck and antelope with the 140 Accubond out of the same gun.

I would not hesitate to shoot even a fully mature bull elk with either load.

In my experience, accubonds like to be near the lands, while TTSX prefer about .05 jump.
 

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prettty much agree with BB I have a 7mm-08 that is loaded with 140 accubonds but I say see what gives you the best accuracy I might also suggest the Nosler Partition if the boat tail design is the difference I know you said spitzer but had a 280 that shot like crap with a boattail but performed flawless with the partitions just a thought
 
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Alright, I will go pick some up this weekend and try them out. Thanks for the info guys
 
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I have been shooting 140gr Nosler Partitions exclusively in my Mod 98 Mauser 7x57.
I will be the first to admit that a lot of you have a lot more experience shooting game than I do, but I have never recovered a bullet from game shot with this rifle. It has taken whitetails, muleys and a handful of plains game in South Africa. My handloads run at about 2700 fps and will shoot under an inch if I do my job. I shoot the same load with Nosler Ballistic Tips for practice, as they will shoot to the same point of impact in my rifle at half the cost.
 
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Sounds great Heather Stomper. Thanks for the input, mind if I ask what powder your running?
 

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Keep an eye on Shooters pro shop. You can purchase "2nds" for way cheaper.

I shoot the 160 AB in my 7mm and have killed 3 bulls with it under 100 yards. Nice big holes, very minimal bloodshot.

I really like the AB, I'd recommend that bullet without hesitation. I've also killed deer and antelope with the TSX and NP, both work great.
 
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