7mm 08 hunting rifle out to 1000 yds

JC Hedj

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

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


Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1

Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More

Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen

Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More

The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz

Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More