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    The 7mm-08 is a fine cartridge for varmint & (medium size) game hunting.
    A while back, I passed on the opportunity to buy a 7mm-08 rifle at a good price because I already have a .270 & .308.
    Looking back, I should have brought it.
    Half the fun is shopping for guns. So I guess I'll start looking for a 7mm-08. lol
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    Here is my 7mm-08 like the gun but I think I'll put a synthetic stock on it, got a buckmaster to go on it soon as my gun shop gets my rings in. Been reading reviews on midway on the 7mm-08 American whitetail in 139 grain, most of them was good reviews so I ordered 2 boxes.
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    Any of u guys use vortex scopes, been looking at them on eBay and they look good, have good reviews and have a good warranty

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    Killed a 150 lb. 7 pt. this year at 210 yards measured with a range finder. Shot through both lungs with a 139 gr. Hornady Interlock, over 42.5 grs. of IMR 4895. XS7 Marlin, shoots sweet, would highly recommend that round for deer!!! Good hunting. T Rex

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    I'm thinking about setting this model 7 up for my 12 year old son to deer hunt with. For his age he's big and strong do yall think the recoil will be manageable for him ?

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    I had one in 700 BDL it is a sweet round. it started life out as a wildcat round. as well as I remember, it was called 7mm SGLC gun writer Layne Simpson came up with it and named it "Simpsons good little cartridge"
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    The 7mm-08 and the 7x57 (7mm Mauser) are ballistic twins. The 7mm Mauser has a phenomenal reputation as a game getter from back before 1900. No reason to expect any different from the 7mm-08. It is a relatively light recoiling cartridge that can be extremely versatile with hand loading. It may not handle the heaviest bullets (175gr) as optimally as the 7x57, primarily because the barrel twist rate is not optimized for the heavier, longer, 175 gr bullets. However, for the lighter weight bullets, the 7mm-08 gives nothing up.

    If you are determined to use the 175gr bullets, you will lose some case capacity, since the longer bullet must be seated deeper into the case for the 7-08, and velocity may suffer a little. Accuracy may not be equal to the lighter weight bullets due to the above mentioned barrel twist being optimized for lighter bullets. For the 7x57, the 175s can protrude further from the cases, as the round was originally loaded, and will still chamber and feed reliably. The 7x57 is often commercially downloaded to be safe in the old 1893 Mauser (used by the Spanish in the Spanish American War, and against Teddy Roosevelt in his charge up San Juan Hill, Cuba). In more modern rifles, it can approach 7mm Rem Mag ballistics. My '98 Mauser receiver, stainless barreled 7x57 regularly shoots 165gr Nosler Partitions into less than 1" at 2900 fps through my chronograph. Recoil is much lighter than my neighbor's 30-06.

    No need to be apprehensive over the 7mm-08. It is a fine round.
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    I am the biggest fan there is!!!! I have been using the 708 since it came out. I have killed more deer and one bear then I can remember with it and have owned 10 different ones. I have 5 of them in my safe right now. I own barrel lengths from 18,20,22and 24 inches on top of that I bought one for my daughter and my girl friend and my dad uses one and all of them are Remingtons. I first used one to shoot metallic silhouette competitions and it was love at first trigger squeeze. I would use it to hunt moose,elk, deer,bear and any other non dangerious game. After trying most I prefer IMR 4064 behind a 140 grain bullet my preferred brand is Nosler partition or accubond. The 708 is very efficient it gives and does more then it should for its size I just can not say enough good about it. Widow
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    great cal. and a good rifle!
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    I'm thinking about setting this model 7 up for my 12 year old son to deer hunt with. For his age he's big and strong do yall think the recoil will be manageable for him ?


    You've just acquired the perfect womens/kids rifle. I bought my wife one years ago in 260, and it seems every kid in the neighborhood has killed either a deer or hog with it.
    It's not so much the recoil that's the issue, it's the upper body strength required to support the rifle. The shorter, lighter model 7 just works better for them.
    I'd load it down for him a little at first, something like a medium powder charge behind a 120gr Sierra Pro hunter would be where I'd start.


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