7mm 08 hunting rifle out to 1000 yds

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by JC Hedj, Nov 10, 2012.

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  1. JC Hedj

    JC Hedj Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    In trying to reach game and targets out to long ranges a lot of shooters have been led by the nose to more power , bigger bullets , hot loads etc etc etc. by manufacturers and unskilled shooters.

    4 items compose a great 1000 yd long range rifle/shooter
    1) Physical condition of he rifleman ( shooter )
    2) Excellnet/good condition rifle
    3) Optics with a 20 moa one piece mounting base
    4) Ammuntion that can travel at least 2600 fps and Mach 1.2 at 1000 yds

    Shooters preference for recoil. I chose the 7mm 08 because I can load ammunition from the 270 cal up to the .308 ( 175 gr ) range.

    The proof of my endeavors : part 1 ( 162 gr AMAX ) part 2 ( 139 gr hunting bullets ) out ot 1,000 yds. this particular Remington 700 Varminter brought down a west Texas antelope at 725 yds with a 139 gr SST bullet.
    Video links

    Remington 700 Varminter 7mm 08 at 1000 yds - YouTube

    Remington 700 Varminter part 2 _ 139 gr Bullets at 1000 yds - YouTube

    Enjoy...its November , less than one month for a great hunt this year
  2. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    If a 308 can do 1K then a 7mm-08 with better BC's available for a given velocity can do a bit farther:)
  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    I am a big fan of the 7/08 for many reasons. Accuracy, bullet selection, lack of recoil
    and long range performance on targets.

    I like many have made 600 yard one shot kills on deer and 600+ on hogs but due to terminal
    velocity and energy, that is all that I will ask of it and have never been disappointed in it.

    On paper I have the utmost confidence in the 7/08 @ 1000 yards.

    Look at the velocity and energies for your preferred load and you will see where it's limits are.

    Just my opinion