thanks for the info, RL 17? I reload alot but havent done much in the last yr or so,is it a new powder? I had been shooting varget in the 7mm08. I had them running about 2900 with 140s and a max load of varget
RL 17 is a relatively new powder. It has boosted velocities in my 300 WSM and 25-06 by 200 fps over other powders. I am guessing and this is just a guess, but you could probably see over 2900 fps with a 150 gr bullet out of a 7-08. For shooting elk, I would recommend a 150 gr bullet or bigger.
I have had great luck with the 160gr Accubonds in my 7mm Rem Magnums. I can get them up to 3050 pretty easily and they group really well at that speed. I think they would be great out of the 7mm-08 is held to the 1500ft lb standard. Might be better to use 140's or 150gr Partitions. I am sure your other two choices would be great also. More speed and a little flatter trajectory. Scotty