Re: 7mm-08 for long range?
If you use the right bullet, that 7mm-08 will do a lot more from a lot further away that most people think. Let me put it this way. if you have a fast enough barrel twist, the 7mm 180 grain VLD has a BC of .615. if you load that round to an easy recoiling 2650 FPS muzzle velocity, it won't go subsonic until 1400 yards. Now if you cut that distance down to 700 yards it's still moving at 1700 FPS and has over 1100 foot pounds of energy at impact.
Now lets compair that to a .308 180 grain VLD. the BC is .507 and goes supsonic at 1153 yards. At 700 yards its moving at 1566 FPS with 980 foot ponds of energy at impact.
for that .308 to deliver 1100 foot pounds of energy you have to cut the range down to 625 yards.
Dont get me wrong. The .308 is my favorite gun. At the ranges I am proficient enough take a shot at a game animal, it will kill anything that walks on four legs. If you want to reach WAY OUT THERE with something that won't beat your shoulder up, its hard to beat that 7mm-08 with the right bullet.
.308 Howa 1500, varmint supreme. 24" .820 barrel, Roedale precision brake.
.223 Howa 1500, varmint supreme, 24" .820 barrel.
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