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#620929 - 02/18/08 08:19 PM Re: Who shoots a 7mm-08 [Re: Tikkabuck]
Model70Man
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You are comparing apples to oranges. BC has alot to do with your numbers. Granted, the 7mm-08 is a good cartridge, BT bullets from the other listed calibers would have significantly different and better numbers, especially if they were handloaded as well.

The only really bad thing, if you want to call it that, about the 7mm-08 is stores generally only carry 2 to 3 different types of bullets and they are generally in the 140 gr. range. The same goes for the 260.
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#620953 - 02/18/08 08:32 PM Re: Who shoots a 7mm-08 [Re: Model70Man]
Blue5
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Makes me want to try one!
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#620955 - 02/18/08 08:34 PM Re: Who shoots a 7mm-08 [Re: Blue5]
pety221
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gonna try one tommorow \:\)
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#621111 - 02/18/08 09:29 PM Re: Who shoots a 7mm-08 [Re: pety221]
XMAN
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Here's my 7-08,I have 06,300,270.Browning and i love them.
But i believe this little rem. shoots a tad better.No kick either

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#621264 - 02/18/08 10:36 PM Re: Who shoots a 7mm-08 [Re: XMAN]
fourwheeler431
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That's a beautiful gun XMAN.
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#621440 - 02/19/08 07:13 AM Re: Who shoots a 7mm-08 [Re: fourwheeler431]
Whelen Man
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They should be a great gun. They're basically a twin to the 7x57 Mauser which has had great success over the years as both a big game and military rifle. I'm found of that cartridge as it was one of my first high powered rifles. The 7-08 has a lot more brass available being a member of the 308, 30-06 family.
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#621479 - 02/19/08 07:51 AM Re: Who shoots a 7mm-08 [Re: Whelen Man]
muddyboots
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I have two. A model 7 and an encore. Ive never had a cartridge perform like it does on whitetail deer. Ive never shot any other animal with so i dont know about that. Needless to say im a fan.
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#622268 - 02/19/08 04:12 PM Re: Who shoots a 7mm-08 [Re: muddyboots]
stik
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our younger son has been shooting a 7mm-08(savage mod. 11) since he was 12 or 13. it has accounted for alot of deer. it's the best light recoil youth caliber made( my opinion)for deer.
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