7mm 120 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip

beerbucksducks

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My wife filled her Washington deer tag this last weekend on a 2.5-3 year old 4x4 whitetail. The deer was bedded uphill and quartered to us at 80 yards. The bullet entered towards the front of the right shoulder, punched through the shoulder and one rib, destroyed the lungs, past between 2 ribs on the opposite side and came to rest under the hide. The buck made a 60-70 yard dash and died. No blood trail to be found, but we were able to follow his tracks to find him. The deer weighed 140 pounds with the hide on and gutted.
7mm-08 Rem
120 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip
45 gr of Varget
CCI BR2
RP case
Muzzle velocity: 3000
Retained weight: 69.5 grains
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Silentstalker

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Congrats! We use almost that same load! Gotta love the 120 gr. BT! It always get the job done!


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JD338

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Congratulations to your wife on her buck.
The 120 gr BT gave you textbook performance.

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beerbucksducks

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Thanks! The Ballistic Tip has served us well over the years. I’m hoping to run a 95 grain out of my .243 into a buck this weekend!


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FOTIS

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Yep I used the 165 ballistic tip for my elk this year from the very pedestrian 3006 and it worked great complete penetration with 3-in exit hole believe it or not some people use the 120 gr 7 mm for elk up here with very nice results
 

beerbucksducks

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FOTIS":1r8uwrzm said:
Yep I used the 165 ballistic tip for my elk this year from the very pedestrian 3006 and it worked great complete penetration with 3-in exit hole believe it or not some people use the 120 gr 7 mm for elk up here with very nice results
I believe it! I wouldn’t hesitate to shoot an elk in the ribs with the 7-08 and a 120 Btip.


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ReloadKy

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I love the ballistic tip in 120 gr. Has produced several deer for our family. Even produced a nice 9 pt whitetail for my nephew this past weekend.
 

seokladuckin

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My go to in my 7-oh-8

On top of varget

Shoot great
Kills good
No kick for anyone

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