What Have You Killed with the 7x57
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02-22-2012, 10:19 PM #1
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What Have You Killed with the 7x57
What Species and how many? What grain bullet? What make of bullet? What rifle do you have in this caliber?
02-22-2012, 10:50 PM #2
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02-23-2012, 03:44 AM #3
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So far .....
14 pt Red Stag in NZ with a 140 Sierra SptBt.
Mature (but young) male Camel with a Woodleigh 175 PPSN
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02-23-2012, 04:21 AM #4
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My first Whitetail, believe 140gr SP of some sort (maybe Federal), the gun was an old converted Mauser my grandfather had. One shot through the heart. Year later shot a Coyote and lost it, have no idea where the bullet hit or how it preformed."That which does not kill us makes us stronger" Friedrich Nietzsche
02-23-2012, 01:40 PM #5
Took this little guy with my wife's 7 by 57.
02-23-2012, 01:58 PM #6
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That was my first hunting rifle, a converted military Mauser. Took a few wild boars with it.
I can t remember the ammunition used, that was too long ago !
several whitetail deer. Dakota, factory Remington corelokt 140 gr.
I wouldn't hesitate to use it on plainsgame up to, and including, Kudu.
03-20-2012, 07:19 PM #8
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I have shota couple of white tail deer and one nice pronghorn antelope with amodel 70 featherwieght. With good handloads it is about the same as a 270 or 280.
06-18-2012, 11:58 PM #9
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In my opinion, the 7x57 is the nicest rifle for plains game (as long as you put in the extra yards on your stalk). I have dropped, blues, hartebeest, kudu, zebra, impala, blesbok, mtn reedbuck, duiker and feral dogs with my trusty old musgrave built 7x57. Never experienced any sort of bullet failiure from factory ammo or reloads. Let us not forget Mr Bell and his 7x57...
In reading a couple of other threads about "what to get my kids for their first rifle" I rate the 7x57 as the choice.Patrick Fletcher
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07-17-2012, 06:06 AM #10
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My 7x57 is my favourite rifle and has taken: Sprinbok (50+), Impala (10), Warthog (7), Kudu(6), Black Wildebeest(1), Gemsbuck(7), Blesbok (4) and Eland (1). My best load is 150gr BarnesTSX @2600fps.
09-20-2013, 12:35 AM #11
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Hi, I'm 13, and my 7x57 is my first choice.
*Blesbok-1 of 4 shot with 7x57 (170m, Heart)
*Impala-1 of 1 shot with 7x57 (220m, Head)
*Blackwildebeest-1 of 1 shot with 7x57 (160m, Neck)
*Ostrich-1 of 1 shot with 7x57 (180m, Head)
7x57 Ruger MK II
175g Norma Magnum
09-20-2013, 07:11 PM #12
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I may not have shot the exotics but my 7x57('s) have taken many goats, deer and a pig along with a few hare and rabbits.
Loads have been from the 120gn GS Custom at 3235fps through to the 160gn Woodleigh at 2700fps in jacketed bullets and a 160gn soft nosed cast bullet at 2400fps. They have all performed so well that I have very high confidence in this cartridge in my current 7x57.
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