Originally Posted by sendero72
My nephew just purchase a Kimber 84M in a 7/08, 22" tube, 9 twist. Looking for the ideal bullet weight. Shooting whitetail in the South, max range should be around 600yds. I know it should spin a 180 Berger, but I'm sure there is a point of diminishing return in velocity vs weight issue. Would the 150 BT or 162 Amax be a better balance and more efficient. Never played with this round before.
The 7/08 is one of my favorite cartriges and I tried almost every bullet known to man.
and interestingly enough after killing almost a hundred deer with it. I found that ''the''
best combo was a 120gr ballistic tip in front of 49.5 grs of H414 with a CCI br2 primer
for a velocity of 3010 in a 20'' barrel.
I will shoot below 1/10th of an inch 5 shot groups at 100 yards and drops deer in there
The 120 seams to be ideal for trajectory and energy. I had always leaned towards the
heaver bullets but with the lower velocities bullet performance was not as good.
Most of the deer ran 10+yards hit perfict with 140s and 160s but fell in there tracts with
Try it and you wont be sorry.
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