7mm-08 vs 308

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Anvil11-87, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Anvil11-87

    Anvil11-87 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, for some reason I have the urge to get a 7mm-08 to hunt with. It would be used to hunt whitetail and probably some hogs in Oklahoma. I already have a .300wsm and a .308 that I hunt with now. From everything I've read the 7-08 is a fantastic deer caliber but I don't have any first hand experience with it.

    What do you guys think, is the 7-08 any better then a .308? Or is there enough differences to justify switching calibers?
     

  2. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    By far the biggest gain you will get by going with the 7-08 is the quality of the bullets. The 7mm VLD or ULD bullets have much higher BC's as the .308 bullets of the same weight. Besides, it's always nice to have something that most shooters don't have.
     

  3. Ernie

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    I prefer the 7-08 over the 308 because of the higher BC bullets too.
     
  4. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Making A Case For The 308 Winchester

    IMHO, at realistic hunting ranges for both calibers there isnt enough difference to matter. On paper, the 708 can sometimes outperform the 308 at longer than responsible hunting ranges but we are not talking 1000 yard paper here we are talking terminal performance at reasonble hunting distances.
     
  5. DUKFVR

    DUKFVR Well-Known Member

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    I have had both & at normal ranges deer & hogs are taken there is no difference. I prefer the 308 myself ,but the 7-08 is a good cartridge too.
     
  6. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    The 308 will make a bigger hole... if that matters...
     
  7. Anvil11-87

    Anvil11-87 Well-Known Member

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    Not really worried about the size hole they make.
     
  8. X3MHunter

    X3MHunter Well-Known Member

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    Not enough difference between the two to justify a caliber change.

    -X3M