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Old 08-10-2008, 07:12 PM
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Re: 7mm08 vs .308

where did the 708 get its start from the 308 of course.look at the palma shooters and what they are shooting,
answer the 308 again. although I like both cartridges I am very happy with my 308 and its 28 inch pipe.Foreign, put some great reloads in your 308 and never look back. come on guys you know the 308 has a stellar reputation which is known for many years now. Long live the 308.

I own 7MM calibers also, regards and good shooting.JJMP
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:13 PM
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Re: 7mm08 vs .308

7-08 and 6.5-284 are supposed to be death to 1k. Some say they outperform my 7mmRem Mag. But I dont believe it. That's like a boltswagon outperforming a Corvette.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:28 AM
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Re: 7mm08 vs .308

I like them both (308 and 7-08) I shot NRA high power for 12 years
and was never disapointed with the 308.

However I prefer the 7-08 for hunting because of the ballistics with 140gr
to 160gr bullets.

As far as accuracy my 7-08 will shoot sub 1/10" groups all day long but I
have never put a scope on my 308 match rifle but I'm sure it would do
about the same.

For years David Tubbs dominated High power at camp perry and State matches
with a 308, but changed to a 7-08 and continued his reign with it,now I think
he's using a 6.5x 308(260 rem) and has not let up.

For years the 168gr MK in 7mm had the highest BC of any bullet,Today that
has changed.

This one is to close to call
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:19 PM
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Re: 7mm08 vs .308

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so is there any load and distance where the .308 isw better.


No. The 308 is a great round, but when talking trajectory and wind drift it is second rate to the (anything?) 7/08. If there is not a particular reason for using the 308, IE. ammo availability, then the 7/08 is a superior round for LR shooting. Having said that, I wouldn't point the 7/08 at anything at any range that I wouldn't with the 308, and that would be a long way.......




BTW, "energy" means dick, when it comes to killing.......
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:48 PM
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Re: 7mm08 vs .308

On the plus side for the .308 is more frontal mass for a larger diameter wound channel and greater overall mass. Try sticking a 190VLD in your 7mm-08. :>)

I've got them both and would use them interchangeably for most hunting scenarios.
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:02 AM
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Re: 7mm08 vs .308

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where did the 708 get its start from the 308 of course.look at the palma shooters and what they are shooting,
answer the 308 again. although I like both cartridges I am very happy with my 308 and its 28 inch pipe.Foreign, put some great reloads in your 308 and never look back. come on guys you know the 308 has a stellar reputation which is known for many years now. Long live the 308.

I own 7MM calibers also, regards and good shooting.JJMP
hey jjmp what wld u recomend as a good load. eg what bullet going around what speed. would like around 1000ft/lbs as far as possible.
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:23 PM
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Re: 7mm08 vs .308

foreign,any 165 bonded type pushed about 2800 fps should work fine out to 600 yds.180 's@2600 fps ie nbt,accubond,should be fine to 500 yds w/the same 1000 fps energy.heck you'd also do very well will a stought 150 boatail ie,barnes tripple shock.its not always about speed,accuracy should be first but some times we can get both. try Varget,reloader 15,imr/hodgon 4895,with a winchester case 210 fed/orcci's BR-2 primers. your mv will vary because of your barrel length,put thats true across the board with all cartridges. cross reference your loads with reloading manuals then load some and cronograph them in your rifle. hope this helped e-mail if you want more data. regards
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