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#525604 - 12/11/07 10:30 PM REM. 7mm-08
4 Point

Registered: 10/15/06
Posts: 185
Loc: The 'Boro

Does anybody have info on this caliber? I saw a youth model and had never heard of it but it caught my eye, because it had a heavier bullet than a .243. Are the ballistics any good? Just thought it would be a little more forgiving than the light bullet and the kids could grow into it.
#525608 - 12/11/07 10:35 PM Re: REM. 7mm-08 [Re: Traditional]
12 Point

Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 6877
Loc: Knoxville, TN

It's an excellent deer rifle.
Winchester Model 70 Stainless Left Hand .270 Win.
McMillan Edge
Talley Lightweights
Zeiss Victory Varipoint #60 Illuminated

#525609 - 12/11/07 10:36 PM Re: REM. 7mm-08 [Re: Model70Man]
Trapper John
TnDeer Old Timer
16 Point

Registered: 03/13/99
Posts: 11888
Loc: Murfreesboro,TN/Decaturville, ...

I've been shooting one for 12 years. Excellent caliber. Seriously, I don't shoot anything else.
#525620 - 12/11/07 10:49 PM Re: REM. 7mm-08 [Re: Trapper John]
16 Point

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16954
Loc: Allardt, TN

Excellent caliber. Its a .308Win case necked down to 7mm is what I understand. Great for kids or adults. They are my second pick for a low recoiling deer round that still has more than enough "punch" to it behind the .260 Rem. HOWEVER, if I shot only factory loads then the 7/08 would be #1 over the .260.
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#525724 - 12/12/07 06:49 AM Re: REM. 7mm-08 [Re: smstone22]
4 Point

Registered: 09/20/07
Posts: 268
Loc: lenoir city, Tn

excellent gun , ihave one in the model 7 me & the kids use it !!!
#525773 - 12/12/07 07:57 AM Re: REM. 7mm-08 [Re: crflash]
12 Point

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 7406
Loc: savannah, tn., usa

Ive had one for 10 years. Wouldnt trade it for a gold brick.
Let em go and let em grow!
There is a difference in a turkey killer and a turkey hunter!

#525986 - 12/12/07 10:44 AM Re: REM. 7mm-08 [Re: ]
Hillbilly Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 18075
Loc: Branchville

IMO, the best round for a kid for sure. It is an awesome round for anyone.
...they never call me by my name, just Hillbilly...

#526249 - 12/12/07 02:29 PM Re: REM. 7mm-08 [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
10 Point

Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 4027
Loc: Humphreys,Co

My 3 boys started with the 308 and boy if I had it to do over again it would be a 7mm-08. Silotte (sp?)shooters love the caliber for it's accuracy. Recoil is low and it gives a youngin' a little bit more energy than the .243. Biggest problem is you'll wind up using it to. Mine don't sit in the safe long during hunting season.
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My Heros my 3 Sons

#526350 - 12/12/07 03:47 PM Re: REM. 7mm-08 [Re: Tikkabuck]
Trapper John
TnDeer Old Timer
16 Point

Registered: 03/13/99
Posts: 11888
Loc: Murfreesboro,TN/Decaturville, ...

If you want to really get tricky with a 7mm-08 rifle put one of those Sims Laboratory recoil pads on it. The caliber has very light recoil to begin with and the recoil pad takes it down even further.

No flinch at all.

#526658 - 12/12/07 07:10 PM Re: REM. 7mm-08 [Re: Trapper John]
4 Point

Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 490
Loc: Ringgold, GA

Shot two with one so far, first dropped in his tracks and the second ran 20 yards.

Mine's a Model 7 and I feel like it kicks quite abit harder than my .243. It's not that it kicks all that hard, but just a good bit more than my .243. I'd question a young, new shooter handling one without developing some sort of 'fear' of it. After shooting a .243 or maybe a .260 some, then I'd think they'd be alright. I'm just leary of letting my soon to be 10yr old daughter shoot mine too soon.

She killed her first deer a month ago with a .243 and on her own and out of the blue said she "..didn't even feel it". This was several days after complaining about shooting a .223 off a bench at the range.

Otherwise it's my favorite cartridge to hunt with.

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