7mm Weatherby Magnum 162 Grain Hornady ELD-X- The 7mm Remington Magnum was developed among the first line of Weatherby cartridges back in the early 1940s by Roy Weatherby. As other Weatherby Magnum cartridges, the 7mm Wby Mag design is based on the .300 Holland & Holland Magnum case, necked down to .284 caliber, featuring a double radious neck and a straight taper, shortened to be feed from a standard length action, as the .257 Wby Mag and the .270 Wby Mag do.
The 7mm Weatherby Magnum did not get a lot of exposure until the early part of the 1950s when the Weatherby rifles became more available. The more popular 7mm Remington Magnum, introduced in 1962, has similar ballistics when compared to the 7mm Weatherby. However, being introduced 18 years earlier, the .7mm Weatherby Magnum, due to the case design, delivers a slight edge over the more popular 7mm Rem Mag in terms of ballistics. Additionally, since it is fed from a similar action length as the former, not being handicapped by rifle cost or additional weight.
Choice Ammunition has introduced the 7mm Weatherby Magnum with the same 100% hand-loading techniques as our other calibers. Our loading techniques and extremely tight tolerances are only matched by passionate hand-loaders in their own loading rooms. Our consistencies box to box and lot to lot, are created by continuous testing at the range- adjusting varied powder and brass lot formulas to match exact velocities and points of impact as the last time we loaded this caliber. Exact seating depths and our proprietary load formulas produce a round of ammunition you can count on for accuracy and dependability each and every time- and at that critical moment in the field when it all comes down to the shot!
The Heat Shield tip of the Hornady ELD-X bullet defies the effects of aerodynamic heating and retains its shape to provide a perfect meplat (tip) that is always the same shape. A streamlined secant ogive with optimum boattail design, plus the highly concentric AMP bullet jackets, combined with the patent pending Heat Shield tip creates a supremely accurate, high BC match bullet. ELD-Match bullet BCs are measured with Doppler radar and corrected to standard atmospheric conditions. With high velocity, 0-400 yard impact, the bullet continually expands throughout its penetration path. The thick shank of the jacket and high Interlock ring keep the core and jacket together providing 50-60% weight retention. Upon low velocity, 400+ yard impacts, the Heat Shield tip drives backward into the bullet to initiate expansion. Exhibiting conventional expansion with a large mushroom and 85-90% retained weight the bullet provides deep penetration and large wound cavities.
- Velocity 3,205 fps
- 100% Hand Loaded