7mm-08 max effective range

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Ballsf22, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Ballsf22

    Ballsf22 Member

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    Looking for some advice. My son drew an either sex elk tag in NM this year and is shooting a Remmington 700 in 7mm-08 with a 139 grain Hornady SST round. If the herd shows up as planned (yeah right), his max shot should be 200yds. My wife and I have both been succesful at this area with a max shot of 115 yds. While he can consistently hit a 6 inch square at 350yds, I am guessing this starts to hit the 'unethical' range. Does anyone know if the energy of this combo at 200yds is sufficient? I am going with proper shot placement which I have been teaching him as not a factor. Thanks for any and all replys.
     
  2. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    Do you know your muzzle veloctiy??
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    With this bullet and the 708s velocity you have over 1800 ft/lbs of energy at 200 yards.

    And more than 1500 ft/lbs at 300 yards. I recommend that for Elk you should have at least 1500 ft/lbs of energy.

    So I would limit him to 200 to 250 yard shots.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. Ballsf22

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    Thank you JE Custom. I will try to keep him under 150 in case he gets nervous (and so I don't have to pack it out any farther than I have to).
     
  5. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    Bingo...