I am a big fan of the 7/08 and can tell you that it will amaze you if it is used for the right
I, like most hunters have many different rifles and calibers for different uses. From 17 to 50
cal. and they all have there place.
For deer I can find no better round. It has it all for deer size game .
Recoil is very manageable even for recoil shy hunters. accuracy is fantastic and bullet selection
I have killed deer beyond 500 yards with both pistol and rifle with excellent results (No losses
and very little run distance from POI) with deer falling immediately or less than 20 yards.
With muzzle velocities between 3000 and 3100 with the 120 grain bullets in very short barrels
(18 to 22") they offer the perfect combination of trajectory and knockdown power.
There have been many 1000 yard matches won with the 7/08 and with the right bullet it will
take just about anything you want to hunt with it. But I think it is best suited for deer out to
600 yards and in.
Heavy bullets may not perform as well because of the velocity at POI on game but at long
range targets I recomend the 168 SMKs.
The powders I like and use are H414 and Varget.
The primers I have the best luck with are the CCi BR2s.
Just my opinion.
J E CUSTOM