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Old 08-08-2008, 01:15 PM
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That's why people only show up once with 168s. After that they bring 175s.

Friends don't let friends shoot 168s at 1000 yards. Unless of course there is a friendly wager at stake.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:01 PM
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At 600 yds, on targets, it's a toss-up for me. At 800 yds, also on targets, I would prefer the 7-08 humped up with a 162-168 gr high B/C bullet.

For hunting beyond 400 yds, I wouldn't use either one. I would use a big .30 pushing 200-220 gr bullets around 3000 fps.

Just my opinion (see my signature).

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I haven't run the 168 Bergers through my 7-08 yet, but it will easily run 2715 with the 162 A-max.

If it will push 2675 with the Berger it won't really gain anything over the A-max.

Just what I've seen so far.

I picked the 7-08 over the 308 because I was hunting smaller animals that didn't need that much thump up close, that's what the 7WSM and 180 Bergers are for!

The 7-08 has been overlooked too long in my opinion. It's a great mid range, mid size animal hunting round.
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??? I just ran the numbers on a 7mm-08 with the 162 AMAX vs a .308 with a 168 grain Berger VLDs. Unless I did something wrong, the .308 carried more energy down range. I used a mv of 2500 for the 7mm-08 (from accurate powder) and a mv of 2760 (what I get with my load) for the .308.

While I only practice with a .308, I feel it's a very capable caliber for hunting. At my elevation with the load I use, it produces 1000+ ft/lbs at 800 yards. Not too shabby...
hey mate what load do u run that has that much energy at 800. i consider around 1000ft/lbs around as low as i want to go for killing deer sized animals. i run 45.6grs adi 2208 behind a 150 grain hornady bysp. would like more energy than that.
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so is there any load and distance where the .308 isw better. starting to wonder if i should have got a 7mm instead of a 308.i want to have around 1000ft/lbs at the longest distance possible for hunting
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hey mate what load do u run that has that much energy at 800. i consider around 1000ft/lbs around as low as i want to go for killing deer sized animals. i run 45.6grs adi 2208 behind a 150 grain hornady bysp. would like more energy than that.
I use 45 grains of reloader 15 with 168 grain a-max's. I'm also at 5000ft elevation which helps with downrange energy.

Here's a link to some other loads:
.308 Winchester Cartridge Guide

Some people are getting 2760 MV with 175 grain SMK's. If you want more energy for long range, it sounds like you should look at the 175 grain Berger VLD's with their BC of .528. Also, if you can get some reloader 17, you might be able to go even faster.
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so is there any load and distance where the .308 isw better. starting to wonder if i should have got a 7mm instead of a 308.i want to have around 1000ft/lbs at the longest distance possible for hunting


With the velocities listed on ACCURATERELOADING.COM the 7mm-08 does better all around.

In general, 7mm bullets have higher BC's for a given weight. But if you look at what reloader 17 is doing with heavier bullets, as listed on 6mmbr, you can narrow the difference between energies long range. Here's the link: Alliant Reloder 17
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