As a follow on from my previous thread about factory ammo...:
I am having ammunition made for me by a local RFD who provides this service; its a lot cheaper than most factory, and I've little interesting in handloading for myself at the moment.
I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on bullets though, I have pretty free choice of anything that can be got in 7mm, but I have to order a 100 batch rather than just testing a few of different types. Obviously, price is a factor.
Ideally, I'd like to keep the same ammunition for everything from munties to reds, and potentially boar; although most of my stalking is likely to be Roe/Fallow/Muntjac/CWD for now.
I was thinking something in the 140-160 grain range would probably be about right? If I go to Africa or to shoot driven boar I could then get something a bit more special in 175grain. I'm currently looking at sierra and speer basic SP bullets. Will the relatively modest velocity of a 7x57 compared to most 7mm's be an issue here?