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Elk bullets?re. #6612080
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I'm hoping to shoot an elk in the future. I use a 7mm mag and am wondering about bullet selection. I'm thinking about 160 nosler partitions. Any recommendations? Thanks.

Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612083
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If they shoot good use them.
Accu-bonds are another good choice
Accuracy is key find and accurate bullet and practice.






Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612085
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Find a modern design bullet that your rifle likes and shoot that one. Corlots have killed lots of elk

Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612129
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Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612144
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My 7 loves Barnes accuracy wise, and no other bullet has performed as consistent, or as well as Barnes.


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Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612162
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The 7mm mag is certainly adequate for elk, but elk are a very tough animal, make sure you use a bullet that will hold together well. The Barnes TSX like already mentioned is a good one.
There are a lot of bullets on the market now a whole lot better than the old Remington Core-Lokt.

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Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612166
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I've always done rather well with Hornady bullets no matter if it's shooting deer, antelope elk or buffalo .
It's all in what your rifle likes and that's your going to be confident in shooting.


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I have had issues getting partitions to shoot. The accuracy just was not there for me with the Partitions and I have tried them from 22 through 32 caliber in various rifles. I have shot an elk and two caribou with a 200 gn Accubond out of my 8mm Mag the bullet performed well. I have been working with the Barnes TTSX and I really like the way it shoots and the weight retention is phenomenal. I wanted to use the Barnes Tsx a few years ago on Buffalo, but had not settled on a load at the time.

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Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612218
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Some guns will shoot Partitions pretty well. Years ago I was told that it pays to measure them if you want to use for accuracy and see the difference. Find the size that shoots well and sort through them.
the 225 gr .35 caliber one shoots well in my .35 Whelen. I also have a .243 Ackley Improved with a Hart barrel that handles them well. Both without sorting.
With that said, there are many good choices today that were not available 20+ years ago.

Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612221
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You will not be unhappy with the 160 Gr Nosler Partition on elk. If your gun likes it, go with it!


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Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612348
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160 partitions were my late uncles goto for elk in his 7 mag rem. 700bdl.




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Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Allan Minear] #6612391
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Originally Posted by Allan Minear
I've always done rather well with Hornady bullets .


me too and Sierra Pro-hunters too, either 175's or 160's.

whichever is MOST ACCURATE out of your rifle.

I tried all those expensive bullets over a 30 yr period, only to find out the animals couldn't tell the difference, so went back to the cheaper bullets.


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Re: Elk bullets?re. [Re: Anglinscreek] #6612419
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There's not a modern bullet out there for the 7 mag that won't kill every elk you shoot with it. Shoot 'em where they are supposed to be shot and it's game over.

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I run the nossler accubond in my winchester .270 for elk .


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Iíve killed elk with partitions with no problems. I normally use accubonds. Just use a premium bullet.

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Originally Posted by waggler
The 7mm mag is certainly adequate for elk, but elk are a very tough animal, make sure you use a bullet that will hold together well. The Barnes TSX like already mentioned is a good one.
There are a lot of bullets on the market now a whole lot better than the old Remington Core-Lokt.


X2 better than the Corelokt and better than the Sierra ( core throwers)

I went to the Hornady 175 on moose. A HUGE improvement over the Sierra 168 !


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Originally Posted by Anglinscreek
I'm hoping to shoot an elk in the future. I use a 7mm mag and am wondering about bullet selection. I'm thinking about 160 nosler partitions. Any recommendations? Thanks.


Nosler Partitions are about as good of Elk bullet as there is.


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I'm a big fan of Barnes and Nosler accubonds. Both seem to be consistent. The partition was probably the best bullet design ever made but there are better choices out there for consistent accuracy. My only recommendation is stay away from the thin skinned bullets. They seem to be pretty popular but to me not a good choice for elk. They are accurate but terminal performance is the name of the game with me.


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Barnes TSX, accuracy, terminal performance, non better.

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Originally Posted by waggler
The 7mm mag is certainly adequate for elk, but elk are a very tough animal, make sure you use a bullet that will hold together well. The Barnes TSX like already mentioned is a good one.
There are a lot of bullets on the market now a whole lot better than the old Remington Core-Lokt.


I agree with everything you've said including the Core-Lokt. I have killed a number of elk over the past 22 years using a 30-06 and a 300 WSM. I used Barnes bullets the X and the TSX. In the 06 I used 150 grain. For the 300 I used 165 grain. Both rifles shot the Barnes bullets very well. In almost every case, the bullet exited the animal. I never lost a single animal.


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