What factory 7mm-08 rifle would you choose?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ltrmc02, Nov 15, 2019.


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  1. ltrmc02

    ltrmc02 Well-Known Member

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    I've got a touch of that gun fever again and am kind of wanting a 7mm-08. I'd like a 24" (#2 or medium sporter contour or whatever size comes on the typical Rem 700 ADL/BDL) and a decent stock. I've always liked the feel of a HS Precision but never had one. I wish Hogue would make a copy of their design in a quality fiberglass without the rubber overmold.

    I've got a few Remington 700 and really like them but wondering if the magazine box length in a short action 700 will be too short to hold some of the best BC 7mm bullets? I'd probably start out trying the 162 ELD-X or 165 Sierra Gamechanger but would like a magazine box that could accommodate something like the Berger VLD's around this weight, if possible?
     
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  2. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    You are doing exactly what I do. Being in Michigan I run into the same thing. I practice with small stuff but it really helps when I’m in texas I can roll out the big boys and be pretty successful.
    I do a 6.5 grendel and creedmore mostly.
    But am leaning heavily towards a 6br. Or if making one going 30br. Those two are very hard to beat.
     
  3. hunter67wa

    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend who has several HS precision's and he loves them
     
  4. Darktimber

    Darktimber Well-Known Member

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    You are going to have a tough time finding a 7mm-08 factory rifle with a 24" barrel. They are almost always 22" or shorter. Remington has a model 7 with an hs prec. Stock in 7mm-08 thats nice. Also the christensen arms mesa is a nice light accurate hunting rifle.
     
  5. hunter67wa

    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    off the shelf I would look at a Tikka
     
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  6. Luvbowhuntn

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    I agree. I’d be looking at Tikka or Bergara. But the 24” on a 7mm-08 is going to be a little tricky to find due to them almost always being made at 22” for that caliber
     
  7. jotrot

    jotrot Well-Known Member

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    Rem. 700 CDL 24'' barrel
     
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