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308 or 243?

Old 11-19-2008, 10:22 AM
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You guys are probably getting tired of talking about this, but I have one more question. What are my options in regard to bullet weight in the 7mm-08? I appreciate all of the comments, I've learned a lot about recoil from reading the posts.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:55 AM
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All my brother has shot since the 80s is the 140gr CoreLokt...

They do make a 120gr hollow point that I'd have to try if I used a 7mm-08...Might be a little fragile, but I've killed 35 or so with a 85gr hollow point in my .243, so I suspect it would do the job...For most deer hunting the 140 is all you need...
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:22 PM
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there is a wide variety of factory ammo available for the 7mm-08. hornady lists 3 different 139gr loads. winchester lists 2 different 140 gr loads. remington lists 1 120 gr load and 3 140 gr loads. and federal ammo lists 1 150 gr load and 4 140 gr loads. that's 14 different factory loads......that number is exponentially higher if you reload.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:46 PM
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Thanks for all the opinions. This forum helped me make my decision. I've decided on the 7mm-08. Decided to meet in the middle. I'm getting prices on the new A-bolt hunter stainless and the Rem. SPS stainless. Thanks again for the help.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:21 PM
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Another option is the .260 Rem, it too is a necked down 308. It most likely would have a little less recoil than the 7-08 (.280 cal) and 308 (.30 cal). I personally haven't shot this round but every one I have spoken to that has, loves it. It is supposedly a very accurate round and is devastating on deer. The 308 and 7-08 are also great rounds, just throwing out another option.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:25 AM
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Another vote for the 260, I have both a Model 7 CDL & a 700 CDL SF in it and loaded with the Corbon TSX 120 should be great.
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Old 11-20-2008, 11:47 AM
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7mm-08 perfect compromise? more weight than the .243....flatter than the .308.....what's not to like?


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Old 11-20-2008, 12:31 PM
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Since I've decided on my caliber I'm torn between brands. I own a couple of A-bolts (which I found yesterday I won't be able to get) and love them. The X-bolt is a little out of my price range. I've narrowed this down to the Rem. 700 SPS stainless and the Ruger Hawkeye Stainless. I have zero experience with Ruger but I think the Rems. feel a little loose. If any one has any experience with these two guns I would appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:45 PM
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browning , tika, howa, savage. or CZ maybe weatherby
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:45 PM
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No. I've narrowed it to the Remington and Ruger. Just wanting opinions/experience with the 700 SPS and Hawkeye. Thanks though.
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