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Thread: 7mm Projectile for Fallow

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    7mm Projectile for Fallow

    My long throated 7x57 Lothar Walther barrel won't shoot anything less than 154 grain projectiles. What bullet would you recommend I load for mature, well fed Fallow bucks ?

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    160 or 175 gr Nosler Partitions, you won't go wrong.

    Tom
    I'm telling Captain - from the Wee'est of men.

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    150 ttsx barnes or 160 tsx barnes would be my choice. luke

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    Don't know if they sell the bullets for hand loading but the173 grain RWS H-Mantle is a superb bullet in the 7mm Mauser.

    Have you tried the Grom bullet from Privi?

    http://www.prvipartizan.com/ppu_grom.php
    Last edited by Brithunter; 09-12-2011 at 09:01. Reason: Added link

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    Never heard of the Grom and I have never seen Privi components for sale here. The RWS projectiles I will probably be able to source. I have used the 258 H-Mantle in my 9.3x62 with excellent results on soft game. Does the 173grain 7mm expand well at low impact velocities ?

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    This 4pt Roe was shot at about 75 yards using RWS H-Mantle factory 173 grain ammunition in my 7x57:-


    The mark on the left fore leg is the exit wound after breaking the leg on exit. The Buck dropped so fast I did not see him got down.



    We did not re-position his head this is how we found him stone dead. He was grazing when the shot was taken.

    We never found the bullet but the top of the heart was destroyed. I was extremely pleased witht eh performance.

    The gunshop in the local shooting club has some 8mm Grom bullets in stock. I did not look for 7mm ones and did not ask either but those I have spoken to who have used the loaded ammunition with it seem pleased with it's performance.

    Edit:- Oh I forgot to mention that I tended to use the Hornady 139 SP and BTSP in my rifle. The RWS was picked up for a shop in Sussex that was closing down. The 139's shoot well enough for my needs.
    Last edited by Brithunter; 09-12-2011 at 14:34.

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    You would do well to take a look at hornady interbonds
    www.anglocustomrifle.co.uk
    Anglo deer management and training
    Yet another 7mm 08 user ..................... if Carlsberg made calibers.........................

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    the only snag with interbonds is availability and cost. Ive shot a few deer with them (albeit not fallow) and they dont expand overly well.

    If its long throated, i would go with VLDs, they are good bullets, mid priced and drop things well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingfisherman View Post
    the only snag with interbonds is availability and cost. Ive shot a few deer with them (albeit not fallow) and they dont expand overly well.

    If its long throated, i would go with VLDs, they are good bullets, mid priced and drop things well..
    If they are not expanding enough for you FF I would suggest you are driving them to fast mate.
    www.anglocustomrifle.co.uk
    Anglo deer management and training
    Yet another 7mm 08 user ..................... if Carlsberg made calibers.........................

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    what speed were you pushing them at? Im assuming out of your 7-08? Off the top of my head i was going at 2850 with the 139s. I shot a few roe with them and they drilled straight through, when i did a bit of digging, i found they were more designed towards heavier african game..

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