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Next year I'm hoping to go on an elk hunt. I have never hunted anything larger than a whitetail before and I will be using a Ru

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    Next year I'm hoping to go on an elk hunt. I have never hunted anything larger than a whitetail before and I will be using a Ruger M77 in 7mm Rem. Mag. What kind of bullet/weight combination should I use?

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    i would use 175 gr

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    • #3
      Heavy, Nosler Partitian. AlthoughI shoot Barnes TSX for nearly everything and have yet to be disappointed.

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      • #4
        160 Nosler Partition or Accubond. 150 grain Barnes TSX. 150 Grain Swift A Frame. All of the above can be found in factory ammo. Federal has an extensive lineup of 7 mag ammo featuring most of these. Remington has factory loads with the A Frame.

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        • #5
          I agree with kolbster use a 175 grain

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          • #6
            I agree with kolbster use a 175 grain

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            • #7
              In the Rockies shots might be long. My first elk was with an M-77 7 mm Rem Mag and 160 gr. Partitions. I have killed bulls with my Sako 7 mm and the same load but feel that Barnes is equally as good. More recently I have switched to Berger VLD 168 gr at about 3000 fps in the Rem Mag or 3400 fps (yep max load with long barrel) in the 7 mm Ultra. They drop deer, elk, or antelope like lightening struck them. The animal usually just sits down and rolls over.

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              • #8
                anything 150 and up, but i'd lean towards 180's.

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                • #9
                  I shot my bull last year with a .30-06 with a 165 grain bullet. I would not go with something much lighter but as a friend told me, don't think you are going to go with a heavy bullet and weigh him down. Shot placement is much more important than bullet weight (as long as you are not hunting with a .22).

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                  • #10
                    Agreed with Beekeeper answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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                    • #11
                      Beekeeper has it.

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