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Unread 08-08-2014, 04:53 PM
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7 08 remington or 7 08 AI

Hi buddies! It's been a long time I don'get in forum...now need your opinion about thinking in rebarrel a 308 win rifle in 7 08 rem or 7 08 AI...What do you think? Worth? increase velocity? I'm looking for 3000 fps velocities in 24 inches barrel with 140 or 150 grains bullets...thank's for helping!
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    Re: 7 08 remington or 7 08 AI

    I'd stick with the 7-08 over the AI. You can get close to 3000 fps with a 140 gr. bullet and the right powder out of a 24" barrel. If you are into AI's and don't mind spending $ for dies and ff, go for it. But in my book it is not worth the hassle. I ran some QL #'s on both cartridges, and on paper it is not worth the hassle at all, just my .02.
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    Re: 7 08 remington or 7 08 AI

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    I'd stick with the 7-08 over the AI. You can get close to 3000 fps with a 140 gr. bullet and the right powder out of a 24" barrel. If you are into AI's and don't mind spending $ for dies and ff, go for it. But in my book it is not worth the hassle. I ran some QL #'s on both cartridges, and on paper it is not worth the hassle at all, just my .02.
    Agreed.

    Given the marginal increase in velocity for the AI weighed against the extra work and expense it takes, it's just not really worth it.

    Have you considered the 260rem? It is a far more versatile cartridge than the 7-08.
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    Re: 7 08 remington or 7 08 AI

    I say get the .260 and if you want a good standard non magnum 7mm then I would look at a .280 rem.
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    Re: 7 08 remington or 7 08 AI

    I just chrono'd a 7-08 with a 24" barrel shooting store bought hornady superformance 139 gr bullets and it clocked near 3100. As with all cheap chronos that number can be a little off, but as was said, 3000 fps with a traditional 7-08 is doable.
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    Re: 7 08 remington or 7 08 AI

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    I say get the .260 and if you want a good standard non magnum 7mm then I would look at a .280 rem.
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    Agreed.

    Given the marginal increase in velocity for the AI weighed against the extra work and expense it takes, it's just not really worth it.

    Have you considered the 260rem? It is a far more versatile cartridge than the 7-08.
    First of all thank's everyone, I decided after opinions in rebarrel in 7 08 rem... and apart, I own a 260 remington ackley improved in a weatherby germany action with a Douglas air gauge barrel in 26 inch ...very deadly rifle with 48 grains of imr 43 50 and a sierra 120 grains bullet...shoots 3264 fps a the muzzle! Show a picture...
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    Re: 7 08 remington or 7 08 AI

    I would do the AI but I already have one so the money for the dies has already been spent. The gun came to me on a horse trade and the guy didn't even know it was an AI. Nor did I. So all of the smithing came to me for free.

    I just worked up a new load for it and will be shooting it soon just to see how it does.

    Before I was using RL 15 and getting 1/2 -3/4 groups at 2950 with a 140 AB. The rifle is all factory except for the rechamber. I could push it faster but that's where it shoots good.

    When the barrel is done I'll put 24" custom on in the same cartridge. It is my favorite rifle.
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