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

Range Officer
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Nov 4, 2004
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Congratulations to your wife on her buck.
The 120 gr BT gave you textbook performance.

JD338
 

beerbucksducks

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Dec 1, 2014
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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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Oct 30, 2004
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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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May 13, 2020
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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

Beginner
Mar 21, 2021
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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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204Gunner

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Jan 18, 2021
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Excellent performance! Wondering if anyone can share results on coyote size critters with the 120 BT?
 

highoctane

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Apr 20, 2018
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Excellent performance! Wondering if anyone can share results on coyote size critters with the 120 BT?
Im not sure what you know about these bullets and you already may know this but when the 120 gr BT was first designed it was used for silhouette shooting. These bullets had a thin jacket and were not knocking the targets over. The complaining began. Nosler redesigned these by making the jacket thicker. That solved the target issues but the one thing that Nosler hadn't counted on was this bullet would become a GREAT hunting bullets due to the thicker jacket. This bullet kills a whole lot bigger than most would expect.

As far as coyotes, it'll work just fine just like it will on most things shot. If you can find them, buy a few and try them out.
 

cloverleaf

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Sep 10, 2006
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When this bullet/cartridge combination questions come up I always encourage folks for posts from "Bob in TX". He posted here occasionally and on the "Texas predator posse" forum. He used that combo extensively on lots of critters, as I recall w/ excellent results. CL
 

rod

Beginner
Jun 30, 2022
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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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LOL I use almost the exact load in our 2- 7MM-08's
works great on white tails
 

Aussie Wanderer

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May 5, 2022
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I have two 243's and was thinking of rebarreling one and was tossing up 6.5 creedmore or 7mm-08. There is just so much to like about the 7-08 as a hunting round. Congrats to your wife.
 
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