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Unread 08-24-2013, 06:58 PM
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7-08 v. 280

Anybody beaten up on the 280 with their 7-08? I Was looking in Cabela's and noted HSM list the velocity of the two equal. Actually the 7-08 is a few feet per second faster. Both with 140's. if you don't wanna shoot the heavier bullets which would you have?

I'm at 280 fan but I don't have one at present but was thinking of getting another one, maybe I'll have to get the 7-08?
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    Re: 7-08 v. 280

    Aint gonna happen. MAX loadings for both puts the '06 casing out ahead
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    Re: 7-08 v. 280

    same debate goes on with the 308 v the 30.06. Flip a coin. Both will do most anything you want. Lots of factors go into velocities, however.
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    Re: 7-08 v. 280

    Well I thought so too, check out cabelas fall master. Anyways seems pretty simple issue of case capacity, right... I had to ask, the 7-08 interests me.
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    Re: 7-08 v. 280

    If your plan is to shoot 140grain bullets at targets/game at no farther than 400 then it doesn't matter.

    If however you want to shoot heavier bullets at longer distances, then the 280 is a clear choice.
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    Re: 7-08 v. 280

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    If your plan is to shoot 140grain bullets at targets/game at no farther than 400 then it doesn't matter.

    If however you want to shoot heavier bullets at longer distances, then the 280 is a clear choice.
    +1. Sums it up perfectly.
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    Re: 7-08 v. 280

    I have learned to never trust a big box store...I'd do some more research if I were you. Check Midway, or anywhere else that sells both calibers in the same ammo. Midway tends to be the most accurate.
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