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7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:55 PM
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7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

Looking to replace my Blaser K95 in 7x65R with something stainless.

Had a look at a secondhand Sako Finnlight and liked what I saw and felt - well made and relatively light. Itīs a shooter.

Would the caliber be ok for Dall Sheep?

Iīll use it for caribou, chamois and tahr for now.
But one day - I really want to do a sheep hunt!

Would like to have a gun thatīs up for the task. Iīll probably limit myself to anything within 450m. A light rifle is hard to shoot well any further.


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Old 02-07-2013, 09:49 AM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

I use a 7mm REM MAG for what you listed with a 150gr and 160gr Accubond or Partition. I'd go with a 270 WSM or 7mm before the 7-08 for the ranges and animals you stated you were looking at. Just my .02.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:20 PM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

Good caliber but a bonded bullet going at 7mm08 speeds does not expand much when you punch them through the ribs.

I know of poor results with this recipe at 200 yards on a sheep, so I imagine it would get worse at the further ranges
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:22 PM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

I love shooting the 7mm-08. It has such light recoil. It's not got extremely high velocity so the advice above is likely pretty good. I have only shot one animal with an accubond. It was a whitetail at 100 yards w/ a 25-06. It whistled right through and didn't expand like I had hoped. A berger with the lower velocity will open up a lot better. I killed my sheep last year with a 6.5-06 at about 100 yards. Bullet opened up nicely. Went diagonally through him and ended up under the skin on the far side. Try a softer bullet in the 08. I think you'll like it. Bruce
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:13 PM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

shoot a 162 grain a-max in the 7mm-08 and I would shoot elk at 500 yards.

would make a great light sheep gun.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:34 PM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

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shoot a 162 grain a-max in the 7mm-08 and I would shoot elk at 500 yards.

would make a great light sheep gun.
Exactly what I would shoot in the 7mm08 if I had one. There is a good write up on the Terminal Ballistics Research site that talks about this combination and why it works so well on game. Definitely worth the read for those wanting to hunt with the caliber.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:43 PM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

If you fine a May/June Eastmans' Hunting Journal, it's there 2013 Sheep Issue,
the girl on the cover took a large Oregon Big Horn with a 7mm08 with 140gr Nosler AccuBond. It was a state record for a woman
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