7mm-08....anybody hunt with this round ?

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  1. Border Bandit 32

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    Just bought a Ruger American in 7mm-08 haven't even mounted the scope yet. What do you like/dislike about this cartridge?
     
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    It’s a nice light recoiling rifle with ballistics close to a 308 Winchester. My rifle is only 5 lbs without the scope.

    Out in the mountains, our shots are 75 to 100 yards at the most.

    I have a Kimber 7 mm-08. I have not had luck on hunting, unfortunately.


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    Seems like low recoil is one of the main positives of this cartridge from what I have read
     
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    I had a 7-08 for a bit in a sako. I like the 7mm but wanted a bit more vel for 160gr bullets, so I have a 280 & for really reaching out a 7mm Dakota. I think the 260 & 7-08 are slightly better in light rifles than a 308, but it's splitting hairs. Good 140-150gr bullets & you are gtg up to cow elk. For bigger bulls in cover, I like a bit more bullet, but a good 150gr bullet will do inside 200y or so.
     
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    I have a 280 rem in. 700 mountain rifle with a 3x9 leupold love it
     
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    Hey BB, I have used 7mm Rem Mag, for ever it seems for about everything. But, That being said, the 7mm-08, is a very good round. My cousin used one for a while for deer, and liked it real well. If your huntin 'Texas critters,' I believe your really going to like it amigo! Good 'buy' man!

    I like about anything, '7mm...' ;)


    Be safe amigo!






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    Thanks bro I needed another deer gun like a hole in the head but I don't have the 7mm-08 so dang it I just got me one lol
     
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    LOL.... Man, that's the way I end up with a good deal of guns.... I don't 'have it yet,' so I buy one! Go figure... HA.

    You'll like that 7mm-08. ;)

    Stay safe amigo.






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    I like that it has near-identical ballistics to the 7mm Mauser but I actually like The 6.5 Creedmoor better because it's basically the same as the 6.5 swede. But either one is good.

    I almost bought a Remington model 788 back in the mid-80's but then I got divorced and needed money for survival. I'd still like to have one of those guns
     
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    Remington came out with the Model 788 in the late 60's and they sold like hotcakes! I had a Rem model 788 in 6mm Remington, back in the early 70's, I wish I still had that model and cal. Nice little rife. I shot more 'craw-shot,' turkeys out on the ranch with that little rifle than about any shotgun I had at the time. Deadly accurate in 6mm. Traded it to my cousin for a Ruger model 77 Mark II in 7mm Rem Mag, because he busted his nose wide open with it on the scope, and was mad as heck! Caught him at the right moment! Ha.





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    I have a mint condition Rem 788 in 222rem that is probably he most accurate rifle I own, however it stays in the safe most of the time and I use my 204 Ruger, 223 or 22-250 for varmints
     
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    you may want to try the 120 grain Barnes TSX. Load ahead of 42 grains of RL 15. Its a magic load that works in several guns.
     
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    The one I would have bought would have been in 7-08 which was a fairly new cartridge in the early 80's but I had heard good things about it and knew that the ballistics were very close to those of the 7mm Mauser which I had experience with.
     
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    I am purdy much a factory ammo shooter....I like Hornady SST, Winchester Ballistic Silver tips.....I would love to have the time to learn to reload but with my job there is no way
     
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    7mm-08 is a great little short action caliber.

    Sometimes I wish I had bought it instead of .270 win.

    I don’t make use of all that 270 has to offer shooting deer inside of 100 yards.
     
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    Its been so hot here, I haven't even installed the scope and taken it out to shoot yet
    hard to think about deer hunting when it is 105 outside LOL
     
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    My wife hunts with a 7mm-08 American compact. Gun is a tack driver and the round is devastating on deer. Hers likes the Hornady SSTs very well.
     
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    good to know mine is the standard version 22' barrel with a Vortex Diamondback 4X12
    I have bought a box of the 139gr SST's ......may need to get some more once I see how they shoot in mine
     
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    If I am looking for a 200yard "zero" from the 7mm-08. How high do I need to be at 100yds? with 120gr, 139gr and 140gr factory ammo
     
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