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7BR vs 7mm-08

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Unread 01-01-2009, 08:56 PM
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7BR vs 7mm-08

I have been thinking of a handgun for hunting deer sized game. Max shots would be 300 yds or so. Any real benefit of the 7mm-08 over the 7mm Benchrest Remington out to that yardage? I'm thinking that the 7BR would have noticeably less recoil and be fairly efficient in a 14-15" barrel. Would probably shoot 120 or 140 gr Ballistic Tips.

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    Unread 01-01-2009, 09:20 PM
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    Re: 7BR vs 7mm-08

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    I have been thinking of a handgun for hunting deer sized game. Max shots would be 300 yds or so. Any real benefit of the 7mm-08 over the 7mm Benchrest Remington out to that yardage? I'm thinking that the 7BR would have noticeably less recoil and be fairly efficient in a 14-15" barrel. Would probably shoot 120 or 140 gr Ballistic Tips.

    Thanks!

    Sam
    The 7BR will work out to 300, but I would prefer the extra horsepower of the 7-08.
    sscoyote and I have used both 120 & 140 NBT's in the 7mm-08 with good success.
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    Re: 7BR vs 7mm-08

    That's right on the nose, IMO.
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    Re: 7BR vs 7mm-08

    While I have no dought that the 2 gentlemen above have much more handgun experience then me. Ive used the 7BR for deer hunting and I have 2 friends that do also for 10 plus years. The cartridge works very well and we have all taken deer out to 300-345 yards. We all shoot ballistic tips and as long as we shoot straight they have not let us down.

    Just a cartridge that I enjoy.

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    Re: 7BR vs 7mm-08

    I have a 7mm-08 Striker and have shot rocks and pdogs to 500 yds. That's my vote, haven't had a 7br though. 7mm-08 at 360 yds did an antelope DRT.
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    Re: 7BR vs 7mm-08

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    While I have no dought that the 2 gentlemen above have much more handgun experience then me. Ive used the 7BR for deer hunting and I have 2 friends that do also for 10 plus years. The cartridge works very well and we have all taken deer out to 300-345 yards. We all shoot ballistic tips and as long as we shoot straight they have not let us down.
    Just a cartridge that I enjoy.
    Grin
    Grin,
    Thanks for adding your experiences.
    Not trying to down the the 7BR.
    It is a remarkable cartridge as is the 6BR and 6.5BR.
    I don't doubt for a moment what you and your friends have accomplished with the 7BR.
    Were they factory XP's or Encores? Custom?
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    Unread 01-09-2009, 08:37 PM
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    Re: 7BR vs 7mm-08

    Ernie, funny thing is we all shoot different pistols. They are a T/C Contender with JDJ barrel. Ed brown falling block and a Competitor that I used to shoot. I could never get used to the center grip for some reason. I always hunted out of a tree though and like to use the tree for a rest of some sort.
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