I did a search, but for some reason it doesn't like it when you type things like 7-08 or 7mm-08 or 25-06 in the search block. I'm pretty familiar with barrel lengths for a .308 Winchester, but not on the 7mm-08. I'm wanting to build a Savage light hunting rilfe with a barrel in the 20-24" range, in a varmint contour (muzzle dia beween .8 and .85"). This rifle would typically be used for White Tail, Mullies, Coyote/Predators, and target shooting. Eleveation will vary between sea level and 5,000ft. What barrel length is typically optimal for the 7mm-08? I'm hoping to use bullets in the 130gr And since I'm here, what about a similar set-up in .25-06 (barrel length)? If given the choice between the .25-06 or 7mm-08, which would you chose and why?