After looking into the history of the 7-08 cartridge, I am dubious about the calibre being designed by Remington,in 1980 as a wildcat of the .308.
It seems there's an undeniable likleyhood this design came first from the similar .276 Pedersen & then Britain, in an attempt to sway NATO away from a .30cal choice onto the ballistically superior, lower recoiling & more easily portable .280/7mm.
The .280 "compromise" was a cartridge based on the 7.62 necked down to 7mm by the British & the Belgians (instead of the previous 43mm case)
The original .280 43mm case length is spookily similar to the 6.8spc & the 6.5 Grendel, so nothing's new.
So I put it to you - that in fact it is not 7-08rem, it is in fact .280 British, or to be exact 7mm Compromise
I rest my case m'lud