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    swampy
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    new rifle aquisition

    Guys
    I am currently shooting a .243 win and a .30-06. I shoot 100gr bullets from the 243 and 150s from the .06. I am considering changing both to buy a 7mm 08 remmington. good velocity from a bullet with high sectional density at 140 grains or so. with good bc.

    Has anyone got one and what do you think of it?

    swampy

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    Can't help re:7mm 08 but i am after a nice .30-06 so if you are selling perhaps you might be intrested to know that!
    What is it and what condition is it in?
    Thanks
    Miles

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    swampy
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    my 30-06

    Miles,
    it is a parker hale 1200, in great condition. It's not light, it's not synthetic, it's not fashionable but it's a bloody good rifle! I am just toying with the idea at the minute.

    swampy

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    I swapped from a Brno .243 to a tikka 7mm08 the other year, I would not go back, the 7mm08 is so flat shooting with less recoil.

    I shot three deer recently 2 at 180 yds and one at 150 yds, all one shot (each) and down like a sack of spuds. no real meat damage (who eats the ribs?)

    if you zero for 200 yds it will be an inch high at 100yds and 2 inch low at 300yds.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by bobt
    if you zero for 200 yds it will be an inch high at 100yds and 2 inch low at 300yds.
    Bob I would check your data again mate don't mean to de-cry your 7-08 but it is not capable of that performance Irrespective of what bullet weight and how much powder you cram in it. May be it is a typo on your part, donít get me wrong I like 7mm rifles but itís not that flat shooting.

    Thar

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    My favorites have dissapeared last week so I cannot find the article I took that from,

    but personal experience would seem to stand up.

    The 7mm08 is far flatter shooting than my old 243 or my mates 308 for instance.

    edit found this you may have a point?
    still flat though
    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/resou.../7mm08rbal.htm

    abd 7mm-08 ballistics (using 140 grain bullet)

    100 yards +2.5
    200 yards +.8
    300 yards -6.9
    400 yards -21.9

    energy at the muzzle 2542 PFE (2860 FPS).

    308 ballistics ( 150 grain bullet)

    100 yards +2.5
    200 yards +.4
    300 yards -8.5
    400 yards -26.1

    energy at the muzzle 2648 PFE (2820 FPS).

    *Gun Digest 1999

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    swampy
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    shooting

    I have had a look on the federal website.
    of course it all depends on the bullet wieght that you are shooting. It seems that a .30-06 with 150 gr shoots very similar to a 243 with a 100 gr and that is very similar to a 7mm08 with 140 gr. all are pretty flat compared with some cartridges. up to 200 m not much much 3.6 inch. I would zero an inch high at 100 to get 2 inches bellow poa at 200 and just aim very slightly high or just dead on the same and the bullet will do the biz for me. the sectional density is higher. Not that penetration has ever been an issue at all with the .06

    In my world of relative reality i don't shoot over 200m so i am happy enough with them figures.

    swampy.

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    I had a gold medal in the sights at 300 yds the other week, if he had turned other than bum on, he would have been shot.

    normally as you say 200 yds max is the norm, but sometimes?

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    swampy
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    200 +

    I don't rate my range judging well enough when at 300 we are looking at a foot of drop. I wiould keep within my boundaries

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by bobt
    My favorites have dissapeared last week so I cannot find the article I took that from,

    but personal experience would seem to stand up.

    The 7mm08 is far flatter shooting than my old 243 or my mates 308 for instance.

    edit found this you may have a point?
    still flat though
    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/resou.../7mm08rbal.htm

    abd 7mm-08 ballistics (using 140 grain bullet)

    100 yards +2.5
    200 yards +.8
    300 yards -6.9
    400 yards -21.9

    energy at the muzzle 2542 PFE (2860 FPS).

    308 ballistics ( 150 grain bullet)

    100 yards +2.5
    200 yards +.4
    300 yards -8.5
    400 yards -26.1

    energy at the muzzle 2648 PFE (2820 FPS).

    *Gun Digest 1999
    Them figures look more like it Bob, Personally I use that "king of flat shooting non-magnum cartridges" the .270 win. With a 200yrd zero the bullet is never 1 ĹĒ above or below your point of aim between 50 and 250 yrds, so if it is in range I just aim for a heart shot and do not worry about it.

    Thar

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