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Old 01-13-2012, 12:39 PM
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Remington 700 7mm-08 Build

Hey guys Im new to the forum so bear with me haha Im tryin to learn as much as possible and need your guys's help.

Im startin a long range rifle build for long range whitetail hunting. This rifle will be also used for shooting steel and woodchucks. I want to be able to shoot out to 1000 accurately. A 1 MOA rifle out to a thousand yards is what im tryin to do. I just have a few questions.
What do you think about the 7mm-08 as a long range caliber? Let me know of some similar calibers too because im not certain what caliber i want to use.

The gun will be a remington 700 action with a Bell and Carlson Medalist a2 Tactical stock. With new trigger, barrel, and glass. Any help you guys could give me with load development, barrel choices and lengths, what scope to use, and any useful information you have to share would be greatly appreciated. I do reload and have had good luck reloading for my other rifles getting them to shoot clover leaf groups at 100 yards so reloading rounds isnt an issue.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:20 PM
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Hey guys Im new to the forum so bear with me haha Im tryin to learn as much as possible and need your guys's help.

Im startin a long range rifle build for long range whitetail hunting. This rifle will be also used for shooting steel and woodchucks. I want to be able to shoot out to 1000 accurately. A 1 MOA rifle out to a thousand yards is what im tryin to do. I just have a few questions.
What do you think about the 7mm-08 as a long range caliber? Let me know of some similar calibers too because im not certain what caliber i want to use.

The gun will be a remington 700 action with a Bell and Carlson Medalist a2 Tactical stock. With new trigger, barrel, and glass. Any help you guys could give me with load development, barrel choices and lengths, what scope to use, and any useful information you have to share would be greatly appreciated. I do reload and have had good luck reloading for my other rifles getting them to shoot clover leaf groups at 100 yards so reloading rounds isnt an issue.
Thanks.
The 7.08 Rem is a very nice caliber. I won one many years ago in a rifle match, when the M700 BDL's first came out in a heavy barrel model. I no longer own the rifle, but I must say it was a very nice long range combo. As 7's go, it's has range and is light recoiling. Unless you doing some serious long range match shooting with the cartridge, pretty much any up to date reloading manual can get you more than enough reloading data for the cartridge. As I recall it was originally thought of as a steel Ram cartridge that NRA Rifle Silhouette started, which I believe originated out of Mexico. Anyway its a very good cartridge.Good luck.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:22 PM
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Re: Remington 700 7mm-08 Build

thanks. Im going to go with a 24" inch barrel. Not super heavy but somewhere around a heavy sporter or a little better. What do you think about a twist rate for the 7.08? I ve heard 1 in 9.25" will push the heavier 160 grainers without any trouble. I wanna shoot the 140 grain VLD s possibly.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:36 AM
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Re: Remington 700 7mm-08 Build

If you want to reach 1000yds i would lean more towards the .284 win. It can push the heavier higher BC bullets a bit faster.
Try this link 7mm Cartridge Guide within AccurateShooter.com it has some very good info on 7mm's.
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If you want to reach 1000yds i would lean more towards the .284 win. It can push the heavier higher BC bullets a bit faster.
Try this link 7mm Cartridge Guide within AccurateShooter.com it has some very good info on 7mm's.
284 Winchester is definitely a way to go to give you little more umph! You want a straight 1:9 twist.
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thanks. Im going to go with a 24" inch barrel. Not super heavy but somewhere around a heavy sporter or a little better. What do you think about a twist rate for the 7.08? I ve heard 1 in 9.25" will push the heavier 160 grainers without any trouble. I wanna shoot the 140 grain VLD s possibly.
Your twist 1.9.25" should work fine, as bullet start reaching 160gr and up to say 175gr some folks say the 1-9 twist might be better. The 1.9 twist is usually found in rifles like the 7x57mm which were set up for the 175gr bullets original. Going much heaver than 140gr seem to defeat the purpose of the cartridge, you have to start seating very deep into the case and/or have a lot of magazine room and long throat in the rifle.
As for moving up to a higher performance cartridge... like the 284 Win, 280 Rem or 7mm WSM you might as well just jump to a 7mm Rem Mag and have done with it.
Me.., I had a Winchester M70 Featherweight in 7x57mm I shot mostly 175gr round nose in it. Wish now Id never sold that rifle, a great Whitetail rifle, and timber Elk rifle
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:19 AM
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Re: Remington 700 7mm-08 Build

Well I keep changing my mind. I wanted to chamber this gun in 7mm-08, .284, and now I keep looking at the 6.5x47 caliber. I ve decided that I just want to shoot very accurately up to about 800 yards. Is that possible with the 6.5x47? And what do you think is the maximum distance to take down deer or other thin skinned game like that? Any feedback is greatly appreciated guys.
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