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Old 10-10-2006, 06:45 PM
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Well I ordered one. Every since I noticed that the SPS came in that caliber with a 24 inch barrel I have wanted one. Since Remington usually discontiues my favorite models like the BDL in 280 with the 24 inch barrel, I decided to get this one while the getting was good. I really Like the SPS and the 24 inch barrels sealed the deal. The 7mm-08 is about as perfect a caliber for all NA non dagerious game out to 300 yards and has hardly any recoil for OLD bad shoulders, I needed to add one.

Barnes sums this one up pretty well. " If you want a rifle that handles varmits to moose and is light on recoil, the 7MM-08 Might be for you. They recommend the 160 grain for Moose and elk and the 130-140 for deer and antelope. I think the 140 TXS will handle them all. Thats the first load I will try. I want to put a good 2x7 scope on it or I may finally give in and buy the Shepard scope. My hunting buddy has the Shepard on his 280 Browning A-Bolt so I have had a chance to check them out.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:54 PM
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I think you made a good choice. I was really wanting a 7-08 myself, and still do, but went with a 25-06. What did you have to give for it?
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:22 PM
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I think the salesguy said it would be 459.99. He had to order it because it was the only caliber in the SPS that he didn't have. Your 25-06 should do a heck of a job as well. I really like the .25's. I guess I tried them all except the 25WSM.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:30 PM
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:44 PM
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I think you're gonna like it, James. I got mine in aCDL a couple of years ago, and it has become my favorite deer rifle by far.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:45 PM
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Theres not much to not love about the 7-08. Basically a short action 270 with a little bit less recoil and a better bullet selection.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:20 AM
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A very good all around rifle. I need to cut back on the number of caliber that I reload for. I quit reloading for the 270 when I found the Federal Fusions. The 308 likes the fusions as well so I think I will hang those dies up as well. I about have to keep reloading for the 250 Savage as there just are not many loads available for it loaclly. Unless I really do a lot of Prairie dog hunting, shells for the 223 are about to cheap to do a lot of time consuming case preperation. I am shooting mostly Black Powder loads in the 45-70 so I will keep loading for that

OK I am junkie. I never met a caliber that I didn't want to try. However room in our apartment is getting limited. (Because the wife has to much junk), And I won't be doing as much hunting out of state and country in my older years So while I don't seam to be buying lesss guns, I am doing less reloading and expiermenting with loads, partly because I have already done a life time of it. I got into reloading in about 1970 and was hooked instantly.

Your right DD there is not much to not like about the 7MM-08. Look at what it will do for you have to feed it. Pretty efficient.
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:12 PM
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Well the sales guy called today and the new rifle is in. Tomorrow I may have a chance to pick it up.

I am sort of laid up right now with a foot problem. I hope I get it cleared up by hunting season. I should be able to do some reloading though. Hope everyone whos seasons are underway are having good ones.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:50 PM
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I just might get one of those my selfBut I really want a lefty
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