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DeerMadness
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Feb-12-17, 
12:52 PM (MST)
"Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

I just bought this and added a Vortex HS-T 4-1644 with Warne mounts.
Will this gun be effective for Deer at 600 to 1000 yards? Or do I need to think more of only up to 600 ? I have a Kimber .270 and I'm very accurate up to 400 with it.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Savage mod...  sagebrush      Feb-13-17   1 
  RE: Savage mod...  DeerMadness      Feb-17-17   2 
   RE: Savage mod...  kalielkslay...      May-20-17   3 
    RE: Savage mod...  mtmuley      May-20-17   4 
     RE: Savage mod...  mtmuley      May-26-17   5 
  RE: Savage mod...  theox      Jun-09-17   6 
   RE: Savage mod...  Millsworks      Jun-11-17   7 
 RE: Savage mod...  1911      Jul-04-17   8 
  RE: Savage mod...  Zeke      Jul-04-17   9 
   RE: Savage mod...  kalielkslay...      Sep-23-17   10 
    RE: Savage mod...  Gator      Oct-30-17   11 
     RE: Savage mod...  Gator      Oct-30-17   12 

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sagebrush
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Feb-13-17, 
11:35 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

I also shoot a 7MM RM. Effective to 1000 if you and your rifle are up to it and conditions allow. My research tells me to avoid Barnes bullets at that range. Mine does well with Berger Hunting VLD 168gr.

"You can fly a helicopter to the top of Everest and say you've been there. The problem with that is you were an a$$hole when you started and you're still an a$$hole when you get back.
Its the climb that makes you a different person". - Yvon Chouinard

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DeerMadness
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Feb-17-17, 
09:19 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

Thank you Sagebrush. The range is gated right now. When it's open I will post how it went. I'm going to sight it in zero at 300 yards.

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kalielkslayer
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May-20-17, 
10:45 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

I have the same gun, different scope. Tack driver.

I'd try the VLDs, I'm going to. I have great accuracy with 160 gr Accubonds, but they don't open up enough for me at long range.

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mtmuley
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May-20-17, 
08:22 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

At what ranges aren't the Accubonds opening up enough? mtmuley

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mtmuley
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May-26-17, 
07:48 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

Guess kalielkslayer moved on with his infinite wisdom about Accubonds. mtmuley

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theox
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Jun-09-17, 
11:39 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

>I also shoot a 7MM RM.
>Effective to 1000 if you
>and your rifle are up
>to it and conditions allow.
>My research tells me to
>avoid Barnes bullets at that
>range. Mine does well with
>Berger Hunting VLD 168gr.
>
>"You can fly a helicopter to
>the top of Everest and
>say you've been there. The
>problem with that is you
>were an a$$hole when you
>started and you're still an
>a$$hole when you get back.
>
>Its the climb that makes you
>a different person". - Yvon
>Chouinard

Why not Barnes? Are they not mushrooming at all at that distance? I understand they need like 1800fps to expand right? What about the Berger as far as expansion?

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Millsworks
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Jun-11-17, 
10:37 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

A bullets velocity will dictate it's performance, regardless of it's design.
It isn't as hard as it once was to find a good bullet.
The trick is one that works equally well at 100 or 1000 yrds. and all in between.
Lots of good hunting bullets just pass through without opening up at 100 yrds. or less because of hardness. But that same bullet will open up perfectly at 700 without passing through.
The animal will die just the same in either case.
Accubond, partitions, ELD-X, and even the majority of the non bonded core bullets will work great under normal conditions and average distance's.
Those premium bullets for hunters shine brighter on those sketchy over 450yrd. shots.
Trusting your bullet will only come with time and game downed successfully​.

But, all this means nothing without shot placement.

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1911
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Jul-04-17, 
08:39 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

>I just bought this and added
>a Vortex HS-T 4-1644 with
>Warne mounts.
>Will this gun be effective for
>Deer at 600 to 1000
>yards? Or do I need
>to think more of only
>up to 600 ? I
>have a Kimber .270 and
>I'm very accurate up to
>400 with it.


Why limit yourself at 1,000 yards?

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Zeke
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Jul-04-17, 
11:09 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

There's all sorts of "stuff" on the internet that some guys try to pass off as fact. This thread is no different
I'll leave it at that but a couple posts have me scratching my head.
Zeke

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kalielkslayer
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Sep-23-17, 
11:45 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

Yea.

I've been gone for awhile.

My limited experience was they didn't expand at 603 yards. Leaving the barrel at 2950. 4" groups at 600.

Maybe I shouldn't have made that post with only one example.

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Oct-30-17, 
11:12 AM (MST)
11. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

I sure like the BT 165gr Nosler in a 30 cal speed is right at 3700.

"I have found if you go the extra mile it's Never crowded".
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Gator
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Oct-30-17, 
11:13 AM (MST)
12. "RE: Savage model 116 7mm Rem Mag"

No it not in a 7mm case it in a 30-378 case.

"I have found if you go the extra mile it's Never crowded".
>Life member of
>the MM green signature club.


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