7mm-08 AI?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Hunter2678, May 9, 2013.

  1. Hunter2678

    Hunter2678 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so Ive got the bug to build a 7mm for noting more than shooting steel plates at 250 - 1000 yds here at a central oh range. I've got the candidates narrowed down to 2 rounds right now. 7-08 & AI and the 284 win. I know the .284 is a hammer at the 1000 yd game but the little 7-08, esp the 08 AI intrigues me. Does anyone have some real life trigger time with the 7-08 AI round in particular? Both have their merits & Ive read up on the 7mm's on accurate shooter but the 7-08 info is fairly limited. Any and all info on the subject is welcome.

    I'd like to shoot the 162 amax and berger 168/175/180s out of my unfinished # 29.5 inch barrel. Would a 28 inch finished tube be perfect for squeezin out the max velocity in the standard 7-08?
     
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    Hunter2678 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks JWP, I could easily live with that speed with the 180s. What powder? Any pressure issues? what was the chamber specs on that ?..lotta ?s huh?...:)
     
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