Originally Posted by squirrelduster
I just purchased a new TC with a 7mm-08 barrel. I shoot a custom 300 win mag that I use for long range work but I wanted a light carry gun for hunting wild pigs in California and Whitetail in Wisconsin.
I have a 4.5x14 Zeiss scope for it.
What is a good bullet for the relatively close range of the Wisconsin bucks?
Typical shot is somewhere around 100 yards in years past. In my 300 I have been using the 180 accubond with very good success. Would the 140 gr. work or does anyone have any other recommendations.
How about powder? What is a good accurate powder for this cartridge?
Thanks for the help
Howdy From Texas ........ Just read about your questions about good hand loads for the 7mm08. I've been shooting that caliber for about 10 years in a Remington Model # 7 .... 20 inch barrel. This hand load work very well in my Model # 7 .... consistantly shoots 1/2 groups. I've used it only on West Texas Whitetails. Have never recovered the bullet and never lost a Deer. Usually they drop in their tracks (using a high shoulder shot placement)
The load is Hornady 120 grain Spire Point Bullet, CCI-200 Primer, Remington Brass and 48 grains of Varget Powder. According to my Chrony ... this averages 3150fps in my 20 inch barrel.
Just purchased a TC Pro Hunter in 7mm08 and plan on testing this same load in it. I'll give you a report after I shoot.