Is a 7mm Rem Mag good for deer?

Is a 7mm Rem Mag good for deer?

The 7mm Remington Magnum was (and, to a lesser degree, still is) touted as one of the best “western” cartridges. It is indeed versatile. With fast and flat-shooting 140 and 150-grain bullets it’s a fantastic open-country cartridge for mule deer, sheep, and goat.

What is the best bullet for a 7mm Rem Mag?

In my mind, a 160-grain bullet at 3,100 fps makes the best all-around 7mm Rem Mag load. That weight bullet has a trajectory within a couple of inches of the 140 grain out to 400 yards and packs more energy when it gets there. A stoutly constructed 160-grain also tears up less meat.

What is the best 7mm bullet for deer?

Barnes VOR-TX The 160 grain load is an excellent choice of 7mm Rem Mag ammo for elk, deer, bear, and moose hunting. While it’s not designed for longer range performance, it’s great for shots at typical hunting ranges and retains over 1,500ft-lbs of energy out past 400 yards.

Can a 7mm Magnum be used for hunting?

Due to the 7mm RM offering an excellent blend of high velocity with high BC bullets, reduced wind drift, enough bullet weight and caliber for hunting most game along with recoil that is easily managed by most shooters, its acceptance remains broad. I have used it on many big-game hunts and have never been disappointed.

Is the 7mm Rem Mag a good ammo cartridge?

Known for being relatively flat shooting, being really accurate, and for retaining lots of kinetic energy at extended range, versatility is the name of the game with the 7mm Rem Mag. The cartridge is well suited for hunting a wide range of big game at short, medium, and even long range.

What kind of FPS does a 7mm Remington Magnum shoot?

The 7mm Remington Magnum is capable of pushing 160-grain bullets to 3,000 and even 3,100 fps, which makes it an excellent choice for deer and antelope hunting.

When did the 7mm Remington Magnum come out?

The 7mm Remington Magnum was introduced in 1962 along with the new Remington Model 700. Timing was perfect, as both were conducive to period trends by U.S. shooters and hunters, and sales soared. Remington’s “Seven Mag” remains a standard chambering whenever a new rifle is introduced. Its popularity has been continuous for the past 57 years.