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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