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#452158 - 10/16/07 07:31 PM 7mm vs 7mm-08
eightpointer
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OK...I see so many people boast about the 7mm-08. It's accuracy and lack of recoil. What is the difference between it and the 7mm? Recoil, accuracy, etc.....I have never shot either. Help me out.
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#452216 - 10/16/07 07:53 PM Re: 7mm vs 7mm-08 [Re: eightpointer]
pety221
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simple if ure recoil shy go with the 7mm-08 my 7mag doesn't kick to bad to me but to some one not used to it . its a whole other ball game
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#452226 - 10/16/07 07:57 PM Re: 7mm vs 7mm-08 [Re: eightpointer]
muddyboots
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I cant speak on the 7mm mag as i dont have one. Had one for awhile but just didnt suit me. They seemed to really shine at longer distances. The 7mm/08 is a 7mm bullet shot from a .308 case. Sighted in 1.8 inches high at 100 puts mine about 7.5 inches low at 300. The 7mm/08 doesnt have the velocity of the 7mm magnumn but it also has very little recoil. They are both very accurate with the right combination. The 7mm/08 is what is known as a short action usually meaning the gun will be shorter and lighter. Just depends on what you are looking for in a gun. Ive shot 38 deer with my 7mm/08 and have never lost one. Most dropped in their tracks. No complaints from me.
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#452324 - 10/16/07 08:29 PM Re: 7mm vs 7mm-08 [Re: muddyboots]
megalomaniac
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The short of it:

The 7-08 will shine at 300 yards and in.

The 7mm RM will shine at 300 and out.

Har far you plan on shootin' em?

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#452412 - 10/16/07 08:52 PM Re: 7mm vs 7mm-08 [Re: megalomaniac]
XMAN
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The shine was not my reason for buying a 7-08. I own 5 "deer rifles" 1 rem.30-06,1- browning 30-06,browning 243, and 1 browning 300 mag.
Where i hunt is never easy to walk,bluffs and side of mtn.very seldom hunt the top.I've been carrying the 300 for about 15 years and love it but i'ts getting too heavy and has always been to long,this model 7 is about 3 lbs lighter and 6.5 inches shorter.If it wasn't so thick where i hunt i may have bought another 243.But i like the heavier bullet in the brush.Those 26inch barrels get very aggravating even on the 4 wheeler,bounceing around your neck when your trying to get through some rough places so i wanted something short but still with some knockdown.My farthest shots are about 80 yards.Now it will be hard to leave the 300 at home, best all around rifle ever made in my book.

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