7mm-08 and 160 Nos Partition - Experiences?

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  1. frankinaustin

    frankinaustin Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Howdy from Austin Texas -
    General question to the wider community: what - if any - have been your experiences pushing 160 gr Nosler Partitions from a 7mm-08? Performance on game? Wisdom from load development? Etc etc.

    I've got a good load for 160 Speer, but never shot game. I've got several good loads on 120 BT and killed LOTS of critters.

    Context: looking to make my 7mm-08 a 300 yard Elk killer.

    Thanks, all.

  2. ntg

    ntg Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    I've heard many say the 150PT is better in the 7-08. I haven't tried any partitions in my 7-08 yet. Only killed a mulie with it and a lowly 139btsp.
  3. ohiohunter

    ohiohunter Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2012
    150gr accubond would be a pretty good choice and an easy 300yd elk bullet. I have no experience, but have heard the 708 performance drops off after 150gr. By my rough calculations w/150gr pill you should be good to 400yds.

    My girlfriend and friend both took elk w/ 708, factory savage youth that shoots lights out w/ several loads. One was with federal premium 139gr barnes @ about 150yds and was dead on the other side of the ridge. The other was with a 150gr barnes at 200yds and it took maybe 2 steps, pretty much center punched the heart.