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Old 09-04-2013, 10:35 PM
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Re: Where does accuracy suffer?

MY 700 ti in 300saum easily shoots .5 at 100 . have not gone out futher yet. my brothers does the same.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:34 AM
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:35 AM
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Re: Where does accuracy suffer?

If you don't mind having hearing protection handy, you can get 20-22" barrel chambered in 7mm-08 and put a brake on it. Shoot 140 to 160 gr bullets without worrying about recoil at all because of the brake. You can buy really good 308 win lapua brass, neck it down to 7mm, load and go. Any elk 400 yards or less will be toast if you do your part. You could easily get a 6-8 lb rifle out off it. 7mm bullets have a good BC as well but won't really play much of a factor since you are only shooting to 400 yds. The heavy 7mm bullets will buck the wind pretty good.

308 brass will be around FOREVER. And 7mm bullets arnt going anywhere either.

And actually, a 7mm-08 is pretty mild recoil. You probably wouldn't even have to brake it.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:50 AM
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THEORETICALLY, and on paper with a stiff charge of Varget, a 7mm-08 with a Berger 180 VLD and a 1:9 twist 24"-26" barrel would absolutely wreak havoc inside of 500 yards on ANYTHING in North America. Granted, you'd probably have to shoot it as a single-shot, unless you got a standard bolt long-action, and built from there. Then you could run it as a repeater.

With RL19, and a 24" barrel, some folks claim to be getting 2550 fps MV. That's pretty kickin! With a 26" tube you should be around 2600-2650 fps MV. That's pretty nasty for a little 7mm-08 with a heavy-hitter stuffed into the end of it.

With the 24" barrel, that's about 150fps faster than my .308 Win with the 210 Berger VLD load, which is right at 2400 MV with my 24" 5R barrel.

I might have to play around with this combo just for shiz and ga-giggities...
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:59 AM
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THEORETICALLY, and on paper with a stiff charge of Varget, a 7mm-08 with a Berger 180 VLD and a 1:9 twist 24"-26" barrel would absolutely wreak havoc inside of 500 yards on ANYTHING in North America. Granted, you'd probably have to shoot it as a single-shot, unless you got a standard bolt long-action, and built from there. Then you could run it as a repeater.

With RL19, and a 24" barrel, some folks are getting 2550fps MV. That's pretty kickin! With a 25-26" tube you should be around 2600-2650 fps MV. That's pretty nasty.

That's about 150fps faster than my .308 Win with the 210 Berger VLD load, which is right at 2400 MV with my 24" 5R barrel.

I might have to play around with this combo just for shiz and ga-giggities...
I am in full agreement with you. The 7mm-08 gets overlooked a lot but it is a darn potent little cartridge under 400-500 yds. It's super accurate, lapua brass which lasts forever(308 brass necked down), mild recoil, and good choice of heavier bullets. The good thing is that you have a good bullet weight range for this cartridge. You can load it down to 140 gr bullets for a kid for really light recoil or move up to 160-180 gr bullets to, as you stated, wreak havoc out to 500 yds. Very versatile little gun and can be easily had in a lightweight setup.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:33 PM
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Re: Where does accuracy suffer?

I guess I'm guilty of overlooking the 7-08. I've had a couple of them in the past,but for what ever reason I just never got hooked on them. I did get involved with a long action 284 built by a BR friend of mine. Unfortunately I ordered the barrel for it and didn't have a good grasp of what I was looking at. Too heavy! I bought a #4 Shilen and though it shot very well,it was no walking around the mountains rig. Another fella had no problem with it and relieved me of it. I'd be tempted to try one in a short action though. I know the magazine length is a problem,but I do like the cartridge.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:42 PM
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Re: Where does accuracy suffer?

LA vs SA weight will be less than 1/4 lb. I couldn't see where action length would be a real hindrance with weight. However I would consider it a blessing when it comes to seating long heavy bullets WAY out there when building a LR rig chambered in a short-action caliber. I think it would be a perfect candidate with a LA receiver. Wouldn't it be worth a shot? And if it doesn't work, you could always ream the chamber and use that same action for a .280 Ackley Improved.
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