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Old 11-19-2006, 09:24 PM
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What short action caliber??

I was just thinking of a short action cartridge that would be good for hunting deer and coyotes say out to 800 yards or so. I would think the 7-08 or 308 would be capable with the VLD bullets. I was thinking of the 162g amax in the 7-08 at 2700fps, or the 168g in the 308 at 2750fps. Your thoughts??
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:35 PM
 
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Re: What short action caliber??

If it were me and those were the two choices I'd go with the 7-08 w/ 162 AMAX hands down.
Better BC with the AMAX equals more energy, less drift and flatter trajectory.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:40 PM
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Re: What short action caliber??

Who makes a decent factory heavy barreled rifle with at least a 24" tube in a 7-08?? I was running the ballistics and it looks like the 7-08 does beat the 308 in every category [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: What short action caliber??

You'd get more motor, but less magazine capacity, out of a 270 or 300WSM.
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Re: What short action caliber??

Thats a little more HP then I want.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:34 AM
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Re: What short action caliber??

Remington has a 700 CDL in 7-08 with a 24" tube.

Personally, I would say get a 700 VSF in 308 caliber for longer range shooting. The 168 grain match bullets will work great for most things out to that range in with the 308.
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Old 11-20-2006, 05:23 AM
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Re: What short action caliber??

Run the ballistics on the 175gr bullets out of the 308 at 2650-2700fps.

I asked the same question a while back and I ended up building a 260 Rem
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