Originally Posted by .280fan
120grain bullets in a 7mm...on deer? although there is plenty of anacdotal evidence here, I think that's a bit light (J E Custom is quite the authority though). I would suggest the 140's. With a 9.5 twist, you've got enough twist to stabilize a 150. Probably would not do well with the 160.
Thanks 280 but there are lots of experienced hunters/shooters on this site and I just shared
my experience with the 7/08.
I like bigger bullets like most but in this case the velocity with bigger bullets is just to slow to
perform like they should in the 7/08 .
I know that the larger bullets have better BCs than the 120s but even at 400 yrds the 120
has 300 ft/lbs more energy than the 160, and I consider the 7/08 a 600yrd hunting rifle.
The longest shot I have made with the 120gr BT in 7/08 was 538yrds with a custom XP 100
pistol and the deer fell in his tracts shot just behind the shoulder.
I have killed a lot of deer with the 140s,150s, and 160gr bullets and they all ran from 5 to 50
yrds before dropping.the 120s drop them where they stand.
For target shooting I would use the 150 or 160gr bullets because expansion is not an issue.
There are 3 more 7/08s in my family and they did not believe it ether untill they tried them
and now they all shoot 120 BTs at white tails.
Shoot what you like but try the 120 and you will see what I am talking about.
J E CUSTOM