which loads for 7mm-08?


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Jun 25, 2014
Vernal Utah
We have four 7mm-08s at my house now. They're all different makes. All four will shoot the 140 Gr NBT under an inch when loaded over a max load of Varget. Although we haven't used it on game yet, this will be our deer load and then switch to the 140 NAB for elk. This is in a Browning X Bolt, TC Venture, Savage Youth Axis, and a Remington R-25.


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May 25, 2009
I was thinking of going with a 20inch barrel for her which varget may be too slow of a powder for...decisions decisions
I have a 21" barrel on my Savage and Varget is still the best powder I've tried in it. May not be the fastest, but accurate and consistent with 120-140's.


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Dec 14, 2013
Not much love for rl 17, gonna have to get another bottle of varget , seems to be the consensus favorite.

Savage 12BVSS

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Dec 20, 2019
OK here's my experience, using 20" barrel I have found no powder more accurate than IMR4350. I use 45gr behind a 140gr accubond, hot load so work up to it. No pressure signs and full case fill, for what its worth I use norma brass and CCI BR-2 primers at .012 off lands. Its at four's now but have final powder ladder to do (going tenth grain increments each way 1/2 grain), hoping to get in the threes when its fully tightened down. Its deadly on big whitetail, more DRT's than any other caliber I've used on deer! Good Shooting Dave

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