Re: 7mm-08 400-700 yards
Just looking at reloadersnest.com, 2700+fps is very attainable with a 162grn A-max. Having a 2" longer barrel than what is listed as the load tells me 2850 to 2900fps might be possible with the right load or factory (not so much factory... but at least 2850). This bullet will be more than enough and carry enough poop to take down a yote at 700yrds. If one should linger farther out, dial it up and send it. I think this caliber has the making of a champion. You want to shoot flatter and faster 139grn SST should flip it on its back. The energy is low but your speed is well over 2000fps which will cause the bullet to do its job at 700yrds.
I would not hesitate to buy a rifle set up the way you have explained. Custom barrel, aftermarket stock, doesnt' get much better than that. Not to mention you buy your self a good scope, and BAM, dead coyote.
Federal, HSM, Nosler, Norma all offer a good selection of ammo in the 140 class bullet. The bonus is the Horandy factory ammo. They have that new superformance with 139 SST's coming soon. This would be the cat's meow if you could get your hands on some. Everything I am reading so far says it is good stuff.
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Last edited by liltank; 01-05-2010 at 03:13 PM.