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Unread 12-26-2013, 02:15 PM
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7mm08

Can you guys tell me killing distance of the 7mm08, 140 gr. Hornady Proformance shell with a good shot placement on a Pa. whitetail?
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    Unread 12-26-2013, 05:12 PM
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    Re: 7mm08

    If you do not understand the ballistics of the ammo that you are shooting, then you have no business shooting very far anyway and probably won't be able to hit them. The killing range is substantial with that load, but that does not mean that you have any business shooting that far until you learn what you are doing.
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    Unread 12-26-2013, 05:26 PM
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    Re: 7mm08

    If you shoot 5 shots under 6-8 inches group "consistently daily, that is your killing range.
    Could be from 0 (zero) yard to 328 yards.
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    Unread 12-26-2013, 05:27 PM
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    Re: 7mm08

    Quote:
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    If you do not understand the ballistics of the ammo that you are shooting, then you have no business shooting very far anyway and probably won't be able to hit them. The killing range is substantial with that load, but that does not mean that you have any business shooting that far until you learn what you are doing.
    Gotta love that candor!
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    Unread 12-26-2013, 06:58 PM
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    Re: 7mm08

    Here is some info.
    Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
    2950/2686 2757/2345 2571/2040 2393/1768 2222/1524 2059/1308
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    Unread 12-26-2013, 09:25 PM
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    Re: 7mm08

    I've been doing alot of reading on the 08 lately, as it has been my sporter cartridge since I started hunting. I've killed whitetails with 100gr hollow points when I was 12, and now use 120 gr spitzers and have never lost a whitetail, nor had one run more than 20 yards. All were well placed shots. With my current rifle, I'm confident at 250 yards (Rem Model 7).

    I am actually in the process of building my first long range gun in 7mm-08. With proper shot placement, I see no reason why a 162 gr bullet cant ethically take a whitetail at 800 yards - but the key here is proper shot placement.
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    Unread 12-26-2013, 09:41 PM
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    Re: 7mm08

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    Gotta love that candor!
    Just calls it like I sees it brother. Long range shooting is for the few that know what they are doing. I am not necessarily one of them, because I do not necessarily believe in it. If you can do it, then more power to you, but I am not going to encourage someone that obviously has no clue what they are doing.

    Long range shooting is a progression of learning what firearms, bullets and loaded ammo are capable of-not for someone that is clueless. It is fine for paper, but animals deserve better than un-educated rookies.

    Nuff said.
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