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    7mm-08

    Couple weeks ago I got a Remington model 7 in 7mm-08 in a trade. I've owned a lot of rifles in my day but never a 7mm-08, anybody hunt with one ?

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    Never hunted with one but it is a great cartridge worth keeping.

    Also, welcome to the forum!

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    My Daughter dropped her first deer with one. He sure was good eating. Hit him from the side at about 70 to 80 yards. Bullet went through both lungs and out. Rifle was a H&R single shot. IMHO the 7mm-08 is a fine deer cartridge for under 150 yards.. This is the case in every woods we would hunt in around here. I say try it you may like it. Good luck..
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    Have a Tikka 595 chambered in it. Very effective round IMHO.
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    I have hunted with this caliber quite extensively, and owned several rifles in 708.
    This caliber is quite capable of longer range shots in open country, well past 150yds.
    Bullet choices are usually in 120 or 140gr.
    It has a slightly milder recoil than a 308.
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    I have a model sevin in 7 08. It has the synthetic stock. Havent killed a deer with it yet, but it is accurate, and very easy to carry all day. If you do a little searching on the internet you will find the cartrige is favored by alot of hunters. I would like to have a CDL stock (wood) for it though
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    One of my dental assistants tells me she has killed a number of deer with her 7mm-08. I have never owned one but love the parent cartridge and have owned other variants including .243 and .260 bolt actions. Sounds like a winner, I would like to see photos!
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    Hunted with a BLR 7mm-08 for two years. Found the 150gr Ballisitic Tip to be a very agressive load with a max load of H414. Muzzle velocity was only about 2550fps from that short barrel, very accurate, and at woods ranges hit very hard for its size. Preffered it the 140gr. Had another, a Model 70 feather weight with the 120gr Barnes X bullet, was very effective on deer thru 400 yds. Close to perfection for medium game.
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    You might be interested in this post concerning the 7mm-08 where many Marlin Owners including myself posted out support for that caliber!


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    I will go out on a limb and say that there are a lot of calibers that burn a lot of powder and shoot flat but the 308 win is just about perfect for whitetails and the 7-08 and 260 are next to perfect. I have known quite a few old timers who really enjoy their deer hunting and lots of them use the 7-08 and will be quick to tell you that it is a just about perfect deer calber. I guess the key to the 7-08 is short action, good bullet selection superb accuracy and moderate recoil. I perfer at least a 22 inch barrel for my taste but the 18 and 20 inch barrels do a very good job also. I like all kinds of rifles but have a addiction for the short action rifles.


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