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Old 05-30-2008, 10:40 PM
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Loads for 7mm08

Looking for pet loads for 7mm08 -140 gr bullets.Any accuracy loads. Primary use is for deer up to 400 yards.

Thanks in advance,
Doug
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:46 PM
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For deer out to 400yrds I would recomend these 2 loads

49.5 grs H414--91/2 rem primer--120gr Nosler Blistic tip @ 3015ft/sec.
Drop @ 400yrds=25.2"
Velocity @ 400 yrds=2155 ft/sec
Energy @ 400 yrds=1237.3 ft/lbs

45.0 grs Varget--91/2 rem primer--120gr Nosler Blistic tip @3117ft/sec.
Drop @ 400yrds=22.5"
Velocity @ 400yrds=2371.6 ft/sec
Energy @ 400yrds=1498.4 ft/lbs

The best a 140 gr will do is around 2800ft/sec with 30.7" of drop @ 400
yards and 1243.6 ft/lbs of energy at 400 yrds. velocity will be around
2000 ft/sec (Expansion will be marginal).

When Nosler starts making the accubond in 120gr I will switch to it.

With the 140gr loads I have tested, most deer will run 20 to 30yrds after
being shot behind the sholder (Heart/lung aera),But with the 120 they
normaly hit the ground where they were shot.

Also I have dropped hogs beyond 450yrds with these loads.

PS: The best group to date with load #1 was .053 5 shot @ 100yrds


Just my experience with the 7/08
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:30 PM
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Here are a couple more that my rifle likes.

Bob


140 gr. TSX
RE-15-42.0 grs.
2.735” COL
2800 fps-.75”group 100 yds.
1.75"@100yds.=200 yd. zero
235 yd. point blank +/- 2”
3”@250yds., 7.5”@300yds., 14”@350yds., 22”@400yds.


140 gr. AccuBond
RE-15-41.5 grs.
2.780” COL
2800fps.-.75” group 100 yds.
1.75"@100yds.=200 yd. zero
235 yd. point blank +/- 2”
3”@250yds., 7.5”@300yds., 14”@350yds., 22”@400yds


140 gr. TTSX
Big Game-46.5 grs
2800 fps.-.75” group 100 yds.
1.75"@100yds.=200 yd. zero
235 yd. point blank +/- 2”
3”@250yds., 7.5”@300yds., 14”@350yds., 22”@400yds.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:52 AM
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Doug and Bobcat

Just out of curiosity I ran the 120 gr loads with the 200yrd zero
like bobcats 140gr loads.( I did'nt want to miss out on anything
that might be better).

At these ranges(0 to 400yrds) the 120 still looks the best to me,
from a stand point of accurace and trajectory.

The drop with a 200yrd zero was= 6.2'' at 300yards
= 18.2 at 400yards
= max PBR 369yrds with 314rd zero.

The 120 also works great in the 7-30 Waters contender.

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