Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Chatting and General Stuff > General Discussion

General Discussion Must wear red or OD green socks to participate. I can't see your socks, please be honest.


Reply

.308 or .7mm-08

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-15-2005, 09:45 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6
.308 or .7mm-08

I'm thinking abnout getting a new deer hunting rifle. I was wondering what is more accurate as far as caliber, .7mm-08 or .308. And what caliber has higher recoil. Thanks.

Dean
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-15-2005, 10:49 PM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: .308 or .7mm-08

Well their both based on the same case so the powder charge is gonna be about the exact same.
Accuracy , well that all boild down to the gun and loads more than the caliber both are ready to shoot better than you can handle the gun if the weapon is built right and the loads have been worked up properly. As far as accurate factory ammo then that I believe is gonna go to the 308 due to the numerous factory "match" ammo out their.
Recoil , well that all boils down to the math , shooting the same bullet weight with the same powder capacity and powders of the same or close to the same burn rate is gonna give you recoil that is about identical , assuming that the guns are the exact same shape and weight. Now once you get into the heavier bullets that the 308 can handle then the recoil is going to increase.
BUT , you can push a 150gr bullet out of a 308 alot faster than a 7-08 because on the weight to gas space ratio , the larger bore burns the powder faster and more effeciently.
NOW , for the other side , the 7mm bullets are going to have a higher BC than the 30 cals until you get into the heavier bullets and then the 308 will start to strugle with pushing them well.

Personaly I like the 308 , you can get great factory ammo from BlackHills (175gr MatchKings) and if you rig is ready and up to it you can be making 1000yd shots , where you'll be hard pressed to find any factory ammo for the 7-08 that'll be willing to reach out much past 600yds.
the differance in recoil is not going to be enough to matter.
Are you looking to have a gun built or buy a new one , what are you planing to use this rig for?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-16-2005, 07:49 AM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: .308 or .7mm-08

New Deer huning rifle...

are you talking LR stuff or just the old "take my rifle for a walk" type deer hunting.

Where do you hunt? Avg. size of the deer?

7mm08 is a nice round.. but as you kow I have my favorites?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-16-2005, 08:33 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6
Re: .308 or .7mm-08

I'am looking for a new rifle. and it is going to be used for anything from coyotes to deer.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-17-2005, 06:17 AM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: .308 or .7mm-08

Check out the 243
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-17-2005, 06:41 AM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: .308 or .7mm-08

well.... deer to yotes.... I have to agree ... 243

243 tends to be too much for yotes if you wanna tan the hide...

I guess I am not following you...

this is a LR Hunting board are you talking long range or just talking general stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-17-2005, 07:31 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 6
Re: .308 or .7mm-08

i am only fourteen years old so my long range is probably much different than yours. my long range is anything past 300 yds. i'll be hunting in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. I'm not sure about the avg. size of deer in all three of these states.

Dean
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 34.35%
113 Votes
NO - 48.33%
159 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 17.33%
57 Votes
Total Votes: 329
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC