Im awere there is a thread about 7-08 vs ai version going on but I didnt want to mess around in that thread with this discussion if thats inappropriate?
I was thinking about how Norma made the 6mm BR Rem into a "new" cartridge by exceeding COL for heavier bullets.
Im thinking about the same thing but with the 7-08. Im sure several have tried before but there is not so much written, load data etc. You often read about the 7-08 suffering from that you have to seat bullets deep to fit magazine.
I have a Tikka M55 that allows 75mm cartridges in the mag. I wonder what you can get out of a 160 grain Accubond or a 162 Amax seating them to 75mm COL, and still maybe 1-2mm off the lands in the barrel. Say, 61cm barrel and using slower powder than in standard version. That would be interesting. I guess this one would also benefit being AI. Anyone running Quickload here?