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Unread 11-22-2006, 09:30 AM
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Which caliber?

Looking at getting a new rifle? Thinking of a .260 rem or 7-08 rem. Which caliber do you guys prefer? Use will be deer here in Michigan maybe out west. I have the 300 win for bigger things.
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    Unread 11-22-2006, 11:32 AM
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    Re: Which caliber?

    Chain,

    I have posted a similar question on this site, here is some great feedback I have received so far:

    http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthreads/s...true#Post122365
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    Unread 11-22-2006, 11:44 AM
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    Re: Which caliber?

    Chain,

    It would depend on what loads shoot well in the rifle; in general, there is not a dramatic difference between them. My personal choice would be the .260 with 140 grain Bergers. That would compare closely with the 7-08 loaded with the 162 grain A-Max, but it should have a slight advantage in trajectory and windage. JMHO
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    Re: Which caliber?

    Chain, have you done any good yet?

    As far as calibers go are you worried the 300 WM will kill them too much? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: Which caliber?

    I emailed you mag man Pm wouldn't work
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    Re: Which caliber?

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    Chain,

    It would depend on what loads shoot well in the rifle; in general, there is not a dramatic difference between them. My personal choice would be the .260 with 140 grain Bergers. That would compare closely with the 7-08 loaded with the 162 grain A-Max, but it should have a slight advantage in trajectory and windage. JMHO
    Dave

    Sounds like a couple of winners; 260/140s at ~2800, 7-08/162s at ~2700?
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    Sounds like a couple of winners; 260/140s at ~2800, 7-08/162s at ~2700?
    Using the above example, using like for like components and max potentials, the 7mm-08 wins. Not by much but it shows that you cannot beat one cartridge with another of the same dimensions by sticking a smaller bullet in the case. Unless you are talking about recoil or trajectory. When it comes to energy and windage, the larger typically wins.
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