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Old 10-17-2006, 08:15 PM
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You guys talk so damn highly about the 7-08 that if you dont stop soon I think I am going to buy one even if i dont need it .


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Old 10-17-2006, 08:38 PM
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:28 PM
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It may be a good deer round but that is about it. It doesn't have near the power to be an effective elk or larger big game round.

7mm-08 doesn't perform better than the .308. It's has about 300 ft/lbs less energy at 300 yards and it still drops nearly -8 inches at 300 yards.

.308 drops -8.1 inches at 300 yards and retains about 300 ft/lbs more energy which puts it in the elk/bear conversation.

Plus you have the option of all the different bullets and factory loads in the .308. And it has mild recoil.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:51 PM
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Which ballistics are you talking about because I just went to the federal sight and comparing the 140 7mm to the 150 and 165 308 the 7 outshines the .308
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:06 PM
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I have a 7X57 (and handload for it) so I don't really need a 7mm-08.

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:07 PM
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I have been singing the praises of the 7mm-08 for 15 + years. I bought myself one in the Rem. Model 7. I wanted a light , quick and easy handling gun for tower stands or climbing stands. Man did I get my wish. That is beyond a shadow of a doubt, my most favorite gun to hunt with. The only thing I might would wish for a do over about it is I would love for it to be a stainless laminate. But you will never hear me curse the caliber.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:07 PM
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I'm using Federals ammuntion catalog.

I'm comparing the best available loads for each cartridge.

.308: over 1900 ft/lbs and drop -8.1 inches at 300 yards

7mm-08: just over 1600 drop -7.7 inches at 300 yards

I'm not even throwing the Hornady Light Magnum SST .308 in there. Those loads are in a class by themselves.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:19 PM
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Well they make a light mag for a 7-08 too, but I'll give ya that it's not quite as good as the 308, with the 3ft/lb of pounds less that the 7-08 has at 300 yards.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:31 PM
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Well they make a light mag for a 7-08 too, but I'll give ya that it's not quite as good as the 308, with the 3ft/lb of pounds less that the 7-08 has at 300 yards.


Nice. I didnt' see that 7mm-08 load. The Federal High Energy .308 still out performs it.


It still isn't worth the cost of shooting a bastardized cartridge. Having dozens of bullet choices in a .308 more than makes up for any small performance gain from a 7mm-08. The majority of the other .308 loads out perform the 7mm-08.
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:23 AM
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I wish someone would tell my Ruger M77MKII that the .308 is a mild recoiling load!
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