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Old 01-05-2010, 04:05 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 400-700 yards

After reading through one of my reloading manuals I need to update my previoes post and put in a plug for the 257 weatherby mag: A nosler 85 gr BT (BC .329) traveling 3700 fps or 100 gr BT (bc .379) traveling 3500 fps would put a world of hurt on any coyote at the distances you are talking about.

As another OP stated, you need to pick the right bullet for the job and run it through a ballistic calculator to determine if it will properly expand at the distance you are talking about. I don't know where I read it, but I use a temin terminal velocity of 1,800 fps to ensure I get the desired expansion I want on any size critter. I do believe, however, most varmint bullets require a little less.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:39 AM
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Re: 7mm-08 400-700 yards

Get the 7mm-08, load some 150 gr. Sierra Matchkings and go shoot coyotes out as far as you want.

I used this combo to shoot F-Class out to 600 yards and was very competitive. I used a factory Remington 700 LVSF in 7mm-08 with a 22" bbl, I would get 1/2" groups with this rifle using Varget.

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:09 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 400-700 yards

Here you go guys....I just did a Ballistics calculation table for the 7mm-08 shooting the new Hornady 139 grain SST Superformance factory loaded ammo. Here is my trajectory results with a 300 yard "Zero".

Here's your "cheat sheet". LOL

Trajectory:
Muzzle: - 1.5"
100 yds: + 3.8"
200 yds: + 4.6"
300 yds: 0"
400 yds: - 10.7"
500 yds: - 28.7"
600 yds: - 55.1"
700 yds: - 91.5"
800 yds: - 139.7"
900 yds: - 202.0"
1,000 yds: - 281.1"

MOA Adjustment Scale:
Muzzle: - 1.5
100 yds: - 3.6
200 yds: - 2.2
300 yds: 0
400 yds: + 2.6
500 yds: + 5.5
600 yds: + 8.8
700 yds: + 12.5
800 yds: + 16.7
900 yds: + 21.4
1,000 yds: + 26.8
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:23 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 400-700 yards

Here's the same setup, but with a 500 yard "Zero".

Trajectory:
Muzzle: - 1.5"
100 yds: + 9.6"
200 yds: + 16.2"
300 yds: + 17.4"
400 yds: + 12.3"
500 yds: 0"
600 yds: - 20.9"
700 yds: - 52.1"
800 yds: - 95.3"
900 yds: - 153.1"
1,000 yds: - 228.3"

MOA Adjustment Scale:
Muzzle: - 1.5
100 yds: - 9.2
200 yds: - 7.7
300 yds: - 5.5
400 yds: - 2.9
500 yds: 0
600 yds: + 3.3
700 yds: + 7.1
800 yds: + 11.4
900 yds: + 16.2
1,000 yds: + 21.8
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:53 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 400-700 yards

I think the best set up is to sight in at 100 yards and get a scope with target turrets to dial the elevation for the longer shots, I think he would be more precise that way.

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:59 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 400-700 yards

Well...Yes and no. I usually prefer to "zero" at 300 for all my rifles...Then adjust MOA with target turrets Or just learn at distance how far your mil-dots are apart at certain ranges, and carry a range finder with you.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:13 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 400-700 yards

What do u do for shots under 300, dial down? If so u would have to count backwards on your dial. What if you have a NF with zero stop, now you don't have the option to dial down, only hold low, which in a quick situation I don't think is as accurate.

Just my $.02

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