7mm08

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by bear22, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. bear22

    bear22 New Member

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    Can you guys tell me killing distance of the 7mm08, 140 gr. Hornady Proformance shell with a good shot placement on a Pa. whitetail?
     
  2. sbhooper

    sbhooper Banned

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    If you do not understand the ballistics of the ammo that you are shooting, then you have no business shooting very far anyway and probably won't be able to hit them. The killing range is substantial with that load, but that does not mean that you have any business shooting that far until you learn what you are doing.
     

  3. No Fear in Accuracy

    No Fear in Accuracy Well-Known Member

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    If you shoot 5 shots under 6-8 inches group "consistently daily, that is your killing range.
    Could be from 0 (zero) yard to 328 yards.
     
  4. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Gotta love that candor! :D
     
  5. TJAY

    TJAY Well-Known Member

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    Here is some info.
    Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500
    2950/2686 2757/2345 2571/2040 2393/1768 2222/1524 2059/1308
     
  6. joepa2k3

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    I've been doing alot of reading on the 08 lately, as it has been my sporter cartridge since I started hunting. I've killed whitetails with 100gr hollow points when I was 12, and now use 120 gr spitzers and have never lost a whitetail, nor had one run more than 20 yards. All were well placed shots. With my current rifle, I'm confident at 250 yards (Rem Model 7).

    I am actually in the process of building my first long range gun in 7mm-08. With proper shot placement, I see no reason why a 162 gr bullet cant ethically take a whitetail at 800 yards - but the key here is proper shot placement.
     
  7. sbhooper

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    Just calls it like I sees it brother. Long range shooting is for the few that know what they are doing. I am not necessarily one of them, because I do not necessarily believe in it. If you can do it, then more power to you, but I am not going to encourage someone that obviously has no clue what they are doing.

    Long range shooting is a progression of learning what firearms, bullets and loaded ammo are capable of-not for someone that is clueless. It is fine for paper, but animals deserve better than un-educated rookies.

    Nuff said.
     
  8. gilmillan1

    gilmillan1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the previous reply. I spent this whole year in preparation for hunting season. I shot a bunch of rounds to get to know my 7RM. I developed my load, tested it on paper, at various distances, confirmed my drop data, and got confortable up to 890 yards. I tried shooting at 1000 and I wasn't able to hit consistently at that distance. So I limit my self to 850 yards.

    I really encourage the OP to shoot your load and test the capability of your rifle, your load and specially your shooting skills.
     
  9. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya! There's no short cut in the learning process; MUST put in the time and effort it takes to make the shot ... on and off the range ... practice, practice, practice ...
     

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  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Do you not believe in IT, or have you not the experience? Those are 2 very different things... I believe not everyone possesses the skillset to shoot 500+ yards, and I will NEVER fault a man for not being able to. But if you want something really bad, you will try your damndest to make it happen. And as long as you gave it an honest chance, and are honest about things, then nobody should be able to fault you for trying.
     
  11. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Perfect example! He knows his limitations for right now. I hope he sees the 1K gong soon! He's honest about it. He's proficient to 890, but backed himself off to 850. I would shoot beside this man anyday. From what I can tell, he's honest and knows what he's doing.
     
  12. sbhooper

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    I have the ability, but I believe the long range stuff is making hunting into just SHOOTING. It is no longer a game of beating an animal at his own game. Shooting 500-1000 yards takes target skill-not hunting skill. There is too much room for error at that range to be poking bullets out there.

    I know of one well-known hunting crew that lost a lease after the landowner started finding bull elk laying around with holes in them from the long range "hunters".

    I realize that this site is for long range hunting, but it seems like ethics are being overshadowed by the desire to see how far away someone can punch a hole in an animal.
     
  13. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    Precisely...
     
  14. CB11WYO

    CB11WYO Well-Known Member

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    Sorry OP, I think this one got away from you. :)