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7mm-08

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Unread 08-10-2011, 03:35 PM
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7mm-08

OK looking at the 7mm-08. Does anyone have some first dealing with this caliber at longer distances? Also can anyone give facts on potential effective hunting range on whitetail and hogs?
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    Unread 08-10-2011, 03:42 PM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    Been shooitng one for years using 140BT infront of 4350. I have taken WT deer out to 236 yds and hogs up to 312yds with no issues at all. Great round very little recoil and a blast to shoot in the offseason when not hunting hogs.
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    Unread 08-11-2011, 08:36 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    thanks but with the lack of response means that i may look somewhere else. I am looking for a 600-700 yard hunting rifle.
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    Unread 08-11-2011, 09:24 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    The 7/08 is a good round for wight tail deer out to 600 yards with 162 or 168g bullets at around 2650 fps. A step up would be a 284 win in a short action with the same 162 or 168 gn bullets at 2780 fps would stretch your range to 750 yards for deer hunting
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    Unread 08-11-2011, 10:09 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    is the 338 federal an option?
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    Unread 08-11-2011, 10:25 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    the 260 or 7-08 are better for deer the 338 fed would be more of a elk hunting rifle for under 500 yards
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    Re: 7mm-08

    I have shot several deer with mine. One of them was a mule deer that field dressed 300lbs. Some of those deer were 300+ yards. I have never had any trouble with it. You can load it as high as 180 gr. for elk if you need to. Plus it doesn't beat the crap out of you so you can shoot the hell out of it. I have never regretted getting mine even with all the guys on here talking big about their very large calibers.
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