7mm08 Striker

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  1. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    I now have a 7mm08 take off barrel coming. I have a couple of questions. What's a good powder and bullet combo for long range coyotes if I cut the barrel at 16.5" ? As always any suggestions are wanted. Thank you in advance!

    Rupe
     
  2. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Had a short barreled Savage with a 1/9,5 twist that was a deer getter to 600 yards with 120 grain BT and H414 powder.....I still regret selling it!
     

  3. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    120 sierra or nos bt.... varget, h414(win760)... my pops had a striker in 7-08 and he traded it without me knowing. I wanted the dang thing.
     
  4. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, MackV I have several guns I sold and wish I hadn't. Now to replace.it would cost so much more.

    Lefty sorry you missed out on your dads Striker.
    I've been looking at some of the ballistics for 15" barrels, and I think the 16.5" will work good with this cartridge. May even go 17". We'll see when it gets here amd when it's time to cut it.
    Now I am going to have to get some dies for it. It just never ends! Thank God!! :cool::D

    Rupe
     
  5. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    H4895 is what i used in my 7-08
     
  6. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ernie! That is one of the few powders I have.
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  7. tyler.woodard04

    tyler.woodard04 Well-Known Member

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    you know what twist it is? savage offered 2. 9.5 and 11-11.5 I think it was. hopefully it is the 9.5 as it will work with a heavier bullet. Im a big fan of the .284 diameter bullets. Ive had good luck with 120 b-tips in my encore
     
  8. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    It appears to be the 9.5 thank you for the info.
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    concretesteady Active Member

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    What was the final load you found. I'm starting to work up some loads for a striker in 7-08 . I'm starting with some 139 sst's and 168 bergers as that's what I have for my rifles. Any suggestions help. Thank you.
     
  10. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not I have not got around to putting the barrel on yet. I am having so much fun shooting 1000yds. with the .270win. barrel. Sorry I can't help you.
    Rupe
     
  11. Ernie

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    Smiles! :D :D :D :D :D
     
  12. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    Yes Ernie I can't help myself! I couldn't get the reloading componits for so long for the 7mm08 that itwent on the back burner. And I do so well with the .270 I am just not ready to swap the barrel yet.
    I have also start shooting long range with a Rem. 700 .243win. rifle so I've been busy with those 2 calibers to add in a third, but I'll get around to it one of these days.

    Rupe