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    7mm08 150gr

    Any one tried 150gr scenar in 7mm, I know their a target round but used them in 308 before changing to 7mm08 after reading an article about a pro who used them on sika, they defiantly work, if so any reload data for 7mm08.

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    I personally wouldn't use ANY scenar on live targets, the new manufacturing process leaves them far too hard to expand at all. You'll just zip through like a knitting needle. Now, the older type, they were ok, ish. But even those have been known to zip through both shoulders of a big red and only create caliber sized holes.

    Stick with an amax if you are going to insist on using target bullets.
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    I don't shoot scenars but I'd think that any 150 grain starting load will work. Seems like a lot of bullet for a couple of hundred yards.~Muir

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    I did a lot of roe with them in 308 and may be a dozen reds and fallow never had any thing get away and not much meat damage which was the main reason for them bot maybe they have changed.

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    Not meaning to be contentious, but if scenar are a target round are they legal for use on deer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    I don't shoot scenars but I'd think that any 150 grain starting load will work. Seems like a lot of bullet for a couple of hundred yards.~Muir
    I agree. Why not still with the 139/140 grain bullets, unless you are going for big deer or boar, close enough to have the energy? The 150-gr bullets are generally going to be a bit stouter, because they are loaded for the .280 Remington, 7x64, and 7mm magnums. A Nosler Partition, BT, or 154-gr SST is going to open up better at 7x57 or 7mm-08 speeds.

    In fact, the 120-gr Nosler BT is a tougher bullet than the 140-gr BT - same jacket thickness around less lead. It is a great round in the 7mm-08, whether loaded for closer range like a .257 Roberts at 2,650 fps, or flat out at 3,000 fps for deer out to 300 yards.
    Last edited by Southern; 09-12-2014 at 22:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern View Post
    I agree. Why not still with the 139/140 grain bullets, unless you are going for big deer or boar, close enough to have the energy? The 150-gr bullets are generally going to be a bit stouter, because they are loaded for the .280 Remington, 7x64, and 7mm magnums. A Nosler Partition, BT, or 154-gr SST is going to open up better at 7x57 or 7mm-08 speeds.

    In fact, the 120-gr Nosler BT is a tougher bullet than the 140-gr BT - same jacket thickness around less lead. It is a great round in the 7mm-08, whether loaded for closer range like a .257 Roberts at 2,650 fps, or flat out at 3,000 fps for deer out to 300 yards.
    Yup! What he said.~Muir

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    A 120 grain Game Pro all but took this boy's head off with a shot to the neck at 60-ish yards after a 30 cal, 165 grain SST creased the back and went between the shoulder blade and the rib cage and, seemingly, blew up. The initial shot was 100 yards downhill with a 30-06. (see the displaced hair by my leg?)The deer went down in heap but them got up and lurched off into the draw. I cut him off and shot him in the neck with the Tikka 7-08. That settled that.
    ~Muir


    Freaking cold! -10F and 20 mph winds.

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    My friend also has very good results with the 120 pro hunter from his 19" 7-08. He claims the 7-08 kills as well as his 270win with less fuss.
    edi

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    Have you got a good hard round in 7mm with minimum expansion in your experience Muir?

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