Re: 7mm-08 Improved
TMR: Great cartridge although I profess no experience with the heavier bullets. Fire forming the brass is not a big issue for me since I only need about 40 rounds of brass, and I, like most handloaders, fireform all my cases, improved or not. Although I like the .284 (already an improved designed) if your building on a 700 short action, the 7-08 will match the .284 Win. with less powder and better feeding. FYI, if you like McMillan's BDL stock design, there is a Holland built 7-08AI, #4 barrel, Jewell trigger for $1200 on Sniper's Hide. Hell of a buy.