Originally Posted by barreltwister
At a gunshow last weekend I picked up a NIB 700 SPS Varmint in 7mm-08.
I put it into the HS stock from my 223VS for now....but I might get a McMillan A3 for it. I have a Leupold 4.5-14X LR/T on it....
I hope to get a 160/168 up near 2700 from the 26" tube....
What do you think about this rig for a 500 yard deer rifle?..assuming it's accurate enough.....
should I stick with a 140 maybe?
The 7/08 will do fine on deer ai 500 to 600yards .
I have used it in a custom pistol at ranges in excess of 500 yards on deer and have been
For normal deer hunting (300 to 400 yards) I use a 120gr ballistic tip @ 3010 ft/sec and for the longer shots the 140 or 150 works well.
I have a 22" barrel on my rifle and the velocity is 3000+ ft/sec.
For accuracy the best load I have found is 49.5 grs H 414, CCI BR primers and a 120gr Nosler
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