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

 
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:38 PM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

I drew a Montana mt. goat tag this year and I think I will use my 7-08 with 120gr. barnes TTSX -48 gr. of 223 CFE .025 off the lands I shot a .187 3 shot group at 100 yds . should be around 3100 fps out of my 24 " barrel. I would think I would be good to go out to 400 yds. Have not killed any thing with this bullet but with the ballistic type tip I would think they would expand good.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:29 PM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

congrats on drawing that tag wishing you a safe Great hunt, thanks for posting
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:07 AM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

I own 2 7-08's
Cooper 54 that shoots Hornady Superformance 139 gr SST's at 2930fps from a 24" barrel. Groups better with the SST and nothing wrong with the SST but for Elk I would go with the 140 gr accubond. SST groups are 1/4moa vs .2/3 moa with the accubonds. Just being an accuracy snob.

Merkel K3 single shot. 1/2 moa with the accubonds and clocked right at 2825 fps. Stays above 1800 fps past 600 yards and i don't shoot this gun much past 450. Witetail Doe at 80 yards quartering to me. broke shoulder, hip and exited. no complaints about penetration or expansion.

Love my 7-08's. will try some Amax and or bergers in the cooper
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:06 AM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

Snt thanks for the post,and congrats on your two fine rifles . Please post back with any new testing good info is always interesting regards to all jjmp
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:30 PM
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Re: 7-08 140grs Accubond - good sheep bullet inside 450-500m?

It doesn't take an enormous amount of power to take a ram. Being able to keep 500 yard - 5 shot groups at the size of a gallon milk jug in my opinion is more important. If you can practice at angles up to 40deg. is also worth your time as I found out this year. I admitadly do not use a 7mm-08 because I;ll be hunting for moose, caribou, and bears at the same time, That said I have seen the abilities of 7mm08 on every animal here an Alaska except Grizzly bears. Shot placement! All the best.
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