7mm-08 pet loads?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ltrbuck, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. ltrbuck

    ltrbuck Well-Known Member

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    Wondering what some of your pet loads are for the 7-08 for deer? Wife's gun - Remi Mod 7. Wanting to use something like Nosler Ballistic Tips in 120gr.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I have two pet loads for you to try.

    #1 most accurate and best on deer. 49.5 grains of H 414, CCI BR2 Primer and a 120 gr ballistic tip.

    #2 Almost as accurate in my rifle. 45.5 grains of Varget Fed 210 m and a 120 grain ballistic tip.

    I tried larger bullets and found the 120 BT @ 3000+ to be perfect for deer.

    Watch the H414 During the hot months because it is a ball powder and is heat sensitive. But during
    the winter it works great.

    Also recoil is light and should not bother your wife.

    Good luck

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. 8mmmaghunter

    8mmmaghunter Member

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    I was just at the range this weekend.

    7mm-08.
    Remington model 7
    120 Ballistic Tips
    48 gr Reloader 17
    2967 fps
    .40" group
     
  4. Centxshooter

    Centxshooter Well-Known Member

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    I had good luck with Hornady 140 SST over IMR4350 @ 45.7 grains and loaded to book COAL specs. This was out of a Steven's 7-08 1:11 twist factory barrel. Did wonders on whitetails and hogs here in TX.
     

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  5. Paramudd

    Paramudd Active Member

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    I have 2 good loads for my ruger compact rifles

    1st.
    Hornady 139 gr sst. 43 gr Varget. Cci br2

    2nd.
    Berger 140 gr vld. 41.7 gr Varget. Cci br2



    I know these are not 120 grainers but they sure shoot good in both my rifles


    Back off these loads and work your way up!!!
     
  6. parkj5

    parkj5 Well-Known Member

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    140 grn tsx or accubonds 39 grns Varget..good light load kills em dead also...