I'm considering rebarreling my Sako 85 .243 Win in 7mm08 so that I have one rifle that is legal for all species of Deer and also Boar throughout the UK. Also hoping to shoot in France in the near future and 7mm08 seems to be legal there for Boar?
I'm thinking of using 120gr Nosler BTs for Fox and head/neck shooting Deer and then using 140/150gr Nosler Partitions or Accubonds for Boar. Is anyone else shooting similar loads for these applications? This also brings me onto my next question.
What twist rate/barrel length will be best suited to this range of bullets? Going by the latest Nosler reloading manual they list a 1:9 as being able to handle everything from 120gr - 175gr, but with a 26" barrel. Ideally looking for a barrel no longer that 24" as will have a 5" mod for UK use.