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#457697 - 10/19/07 11:36 AM 7mm-08 loads for deer
fishboy1
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Santy clause told me that I was gonna get a 7-mm08 Handi rifle for Christmas. What is a good load for deer? Not looking to push the limits, just a good solid combo.
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#457757 - 10/19/07 12:31 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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I've killed em with winchester 140 grain ballistics silvertips, Federal premium 140 grain nosler partitions or accubonds, or now im using federal premium 140 grains barnes. See what ur gun shoots the best and go with that.
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#457826 - 10/19/07 02:06 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: muddyboots]
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Stuff a 140 or 150gr ballistic tip over any reasonable charge of powder and you're good to go.
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#458420 - 10/19/07 09:55 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: megalomaniac]
fishboy1
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I would have guessed that the 7mm-08 would like lighter bullets. Say 130's or 140's.

Does that caliber lend itself toward a certain grain bullet?
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#458434 - 10/19/07 10:04 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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140 is the standard and probably the most widely used.

I shoot Remington factory ammo out of mine, but with groups hovering at just under an inch at 100 yards I can't stand the thought of changing.

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#458435 - 10/19/07 10:05 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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Just loaded a few more of these 120 GR. Barnes X Varget 45.0 3117 49,900 CUP 2.800" but in no way start with this.
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#458683 - 10/20/07 10:21 AM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: Worm]
muddyboots
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Yea i would like to try some of those 120 grain barnes X.
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#461260 - 10/22/07 04:21 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: ]
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Thanks for the replies.
Anyone have a favorite recipe for a NON barnes x bullet?
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#461284 - 10/22/07 04:42 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: fishboy1]
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44 grains of RL15 and the 120 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip/Sierra Pro Hunter/Nosler Solid Base.
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#461331 - 10/22/07 05:05 PM Re: 7mm-08 loads for deer [Re: TiminTN]
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43 grains of Varget, 140 NBT/NAB, wlr primer
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