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7mm08 for elk?

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Unread 01-24-2010, 01:56 PM
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Re: 7mm08 for elk?

Mark

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

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    Jared,

    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.

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    Re: 7mm08 for elk?

    That's plenty of gun for those ranges, just don't try to shoot them in the shoulder.
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    Re: 7mm08 for elk?

    ok, 160 accubond, 150 scirrco, 150 barnes? what one you guys think i should try to work with.

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    Re: 7mm08 for elk?

    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
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    Re: 7mm08 for elk?

    Jared,

    My first two choices would be 150 E-Tips and 160 AB's, next would be the Scirocco's followed by the Barnes.

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    Re: 7mm08 for elk?

    thanks guys, i think i am going to give the etips a try
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