Re: 7mm08 and 140gr bullets
Bob....My Ruger 7x57 Mauser and UltraLight .284 Win love 140 gr Ballistic Tips, but the 140s simply WILL NOT shoot out of my Model 7 7-08 with any load I've tried. Like you, I found that the 120 BTs shoot much better. But then I tried the Speer 130 gr boattails and struck oil! With a stiff load of R-15 or IMR 4320, they will shoot all day into .75" at around 2950 fps from the light little rifle(yes, I know this is hot--work up your own load). My nephew's stainless Model 7 likes this load almost as well. With it, I took my best whitetail to date, a 161 5/8 gross buck. I wish I could say that he was taken at 600 yds, but he was only 52 long paces away. Try the Speer 130s and see if they shoot in your rig....