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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Originally Posted by WildRose
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