Re: Best bullet weight for 7mm08
For years I shot the Nosler Solid Base bullets. Then one day they put a plastic tip in them and called them Ballistic Tips. With either the lead tip or the plastic tip, this is one of the most accurate bullets I've ever shot, no matter the caliber. I've owned everything from a 7 TCU to a 7 RUM and my go to bullet has always been the 140 gr. Ballistic Tip. This bullet will shoot in anything. If someone asks me which bullet to start reloading in a 7 mm, this is the one I point them to. It always shoots well. I've killed a lot of deer with the 140 grain and have never had a bullet failure. If you put it in the right place, it will work better than any bullet I've ever used in the 7 mms.
The 120 gr. bullets are a little light for my taste unless I'm shooting varmints. They work great on coyotes and don't distroy too much pelt like the 100 gr. HPs.
To each, his own. A man should let his rifle tell him what it likes. The 7-08 is about as close to the perfect Eastern deer gun as you can get. Of course, That's just my opinion, and I could be wrong. :-)
WHEN YOU HUNT LONG RANGE, SOME TIMES THE SHOT IS THE TROPHY.