Which caliber?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by chain, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. chain

    chain Well-Known Member

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    Looking at getting a new rifle? Thinking of a .260 rem or 7-08 rem. Which caliber do you guys prefer? Use will be deer here in Michigan maybe out west. I have the 300 win for bigger things.
     
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    Spino Well-Known Member

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  3. Mountainsheep

    Mountainsheep Well-Known Member

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    Chain,

    It would depend on what loads shoot well in the rifle; in general, there is not a dramatic difference between them. My personal choice would be the .260 with 140 grain Bergers. That would compare closely with the 7-08 loaded with the 162 grain A-Max, but it should have a slight advantage in trajectory and windage. JMHO
    Dave
     
  4. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    Chain, have you done any good yet?

    As far as calibers go are you worried the 300 WM will kill them too much? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. chain

    chain Well-Known Member

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    I emailed you mag man Pm wouldn't work
     
  6. SpencerSS

    SpencerSS Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a couple of winners; 260/140s at ~2800, 7-08/162s at ~2700?
     
  7. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Using the above example, using like for like components and max potentials, the 7mm-08 wins. Not by much but it shows that you cannot beat one cartridge with another of the same dimensions by sticking a smaller bullet in the case. Unless you are talking about recoil or trajectory. When it comes to energy and windage, the larger typically wins.
     
  8. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    For the purposes of great brass, Lapua makes 260 brass and that is something to consider.

    That said, I think I'd opt for the 7-08 with a 150 bullet.
     
  9. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    You can always buy Lapua in 260 or 308 and neck up or down for the 7mm-08 too!:cool: