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Old 02-14-2010, 06:46 PM
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max effective range for 7mm-08

What do you guys think is the real world max effective range for 7mm-08 w/ 22" barrel for deer, using the most effective bullet for the long range?
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What do you guys think is the real world max effective range for 7mm-08 w/ 22" barrel for deer, using the most effective bullet for the long range?
I use the 120gr ballistic tip and have made shots past 500 yards ( the ballistics show it
is good for deer beyond 600 yards) with 1000 ft/lbs energy @ 650 + yards.

The 7/08 does well with 120s, 140s and 150grain bullets.

Elk should be taken no farther than 350 yards with the little 7.

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Old 02-13-2014, 12:20 AM
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I use the 120gr ballistic tip and have made shots past 500 yards ( the ballistics show it
is good for deer beyond 600 yards) with 1000 ft/lbs energy @ 650 + yards.

The 7/08 does well with 120s, 140s and 150grain bullets.

Elk should be taken no farther than 350 yards with the little 7.

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Hmmm.
The bull elk I shot last year at 530 yards didn't complain about the 7mm08 140 grain sierra game king.
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

Just for fun, I loaded up some 180 Bergers to try out in my 7mm-08...Can't wait to see if they'll group.
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

In the end, the max effective range is going to be determined by your bullet's velocity, BC and minimum expansion velocity. Run the numbers through a ballistic calc and see what it tells you. Padding a 100 fps or more isn't a bad idea.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:11 PM
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

I'm having one built right now to shoot the 150 long range accubond. If I can get 2850 from it, I will still have 1000 ft/lb of energy at 900 yards.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:44 PM
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

Every book I read tells me that I should be getting 2850, but for some reason I only get 2640 on the chrono.
Varget & Sierra game kings.
I have tried reloader 19, but I don't get any accuracy.
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