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7MM08 vs .260REM

 
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:28 AM
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7MM08 vs .260REM

My question that i am wanting to get a tikka t3 lite and thinking about 7mm08 and 260rem but can not decide

-both have the almost the same recoil
-.260 has more higher BC.s
-But 7mm08 has one bullet that is higher BC. = .625 (162 amax)
-7mm08 has more components available
-260 commonly flatter than the 7mm08
-7mm08 has more energy (apparently)

Im am mostly shooting paper/gongs ect and goats

Thanks for help in advance ;)

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Old 09-05-2010, 05:02 AM
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Re: 7MM08 vs .260REM

I've shot both and liked both but if the time comes and you want to hunt something bigger where you would like the heavier bullet I would have to go with the 7-08,another thing if your buying loaded ammo you can find 7-08 just about everywhere but not so with 260rem.Atleast that the way it is here in upstate ny.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:06 AM
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Re: 7MM08 vs .260REM

I don't think Tikka is importing the 260 to the USA . I think it's the 6.5 x 55 that is available . Jim
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Re: 7MM08 vs .260REM

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I've shot both and liked both but if the time comes and you want to hunt something bigger where you would like the heavier bullet I would have to go with the 7-08,another thing if your buying loaded ammo you can find 7-08 just about everywhere but not so with 260rem.Atleast that the way it is here in upstate ny.
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The 7/08 has an advantage, all though not much .

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Old 09-05-2010, 09:24 AM
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Re: 7MM08 vs .260REM

260! get the the 140grain VLD going 2800 and check the ballistics....awesome!

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Re: 7MM08 vs .260REM

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I don't think Tikka is importing the 260 to the USA . I think it's the 6.5 x 55 that is available . Jim
Good point but im from New Zealand
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:08 PM
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Re: 7MM08 vs .260REM

They are both excellent choices. The 260 would be a better long range choice but not by much. The 7mm 140 Berger vld is a real performer in the 7-08. The 7-08 would get more life out of the barrel which means you could shoot more. But you will not regret either one. Good Shooting!!!
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