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I love my 7-30 in G2 rifle format killed a number of deer with it.



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Deacon, any favorite loads on deer? Iím just getting started with this barrel so Iíve sighted in with production Federal Premium. Reviews seem good for deer on that round...another couple weeks and we will find out here in MS!



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When I first got my 7x30 waters barrel I used the Federal 120 GRN and they worked great I have reloaded some 139 Sierra and they shoot good with H 4895 load listed in the reloading manual but have not shot any deer with them yet hope to change that with our rifle season in a couple weeks or our holiday special hunt does only about Christmas time.

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When I first got my 7x30 waters barrel I used the Federal 120 GRN and they worked great I have reloaded some 139 Sierra and they shoot good with H 4895 load listed in the reloading manual but have not shot any deer with them yet hope to change that with our rifle season in a couple weeks or our holiday special hunt does only about Christmas time.



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Good deal, thanks and good luck! Iíll give the 120 gr Feds and shot and hope to post an update soon!


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Dg since my supply of the Hornady 120gr SSP bullets ran out ( discontinued Single Shot Pistol ) I have been using the Hornady 120gr HP with a mid range book listed load of IMR 4064 with good results. I try for broad side chest shots thru the lungs but have no issues when striking the shoulders other than a lot of meat damage as with any other high powered round.
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Dg since my supply of the Hornady 120gr SSP bullets ran out ( discontinued Single Shot Pistol ) I have been using the Hornady 120gr HP with a mid range book listed load of IMR 4064 with good results. I try for broad side chest shots thru the lungs but have no issues when striking the shoulders other than a lot of meat damage as with any other high powered round.
Rumor has it the 120 VMAX is the 120 SSP renamed. Someone said they called Hornady and they told them that. When you slow the VMAX down to 7-30 velocities, it acts more like a big game bullet instead of a varmint round.


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Dg how did your hunt go with the 7-30 waters. I took two doe at 60 and 85 yards with my 7-30. I did manage to take my first buck with a handgun this year but it was with my 14" contender in 44 mag
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Rumor has it the 120 VMAX is the 120 SSP renamed. Someone said they called Hornady and they told them that. When you slow the VMAX down to 7-30 velocities, it acts more like a big game bullet instead of a varmint round.


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Dg how did your hunt go with the 7-30 waters. I took two doe at 60 and 85 yards with my 7-30. I did manage to take my first buck with a handgun this year but it was with my 14" contender in 44 mag


Hey KY thatís great! Our rifle/handgun is just getting going good here in MS and I hope to get a shot with it soon. So far Iíve only seen small bucks and does. Waiting on the big one! Good luck rest of the season!

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Dg how did your hunt go with the 7-30 waters. I took two doe at 60 and 85 yards with my 7-30. I did manage to take my first buck with a handgun this year but it was with my 14" contender in 44 mag


Deer down!! First shot at a deer was 50 yards and she dropped like a rock! If I wasnít hooked already I certainly am now!! She was a huge doe. Then shortly thereafter had a nice young 8 point come in. He just didnít measure up on the home place or I would have tried a ďdaily doubleĒ!! Good times.




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