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Offline daddyx2

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best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« on: Apr 23, 10, 05:04:25 PM »
i've had the rifle for 4 years and have yet to put a round in the chamber. whats the better grain and brand round for deer hunting?. most recent experience with firearms comes from the Army with ups and downs from a M16, to shoot it til its down with the .50 cal.  any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 23, 10, 08:31:45 PM »
I shoot 140 grain remington core lok out of my gun they shoot well, havent had a deer run away after gettin hit with it.

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 23, 10, 08:38:37 PM »
and with the 140 grain what distance to you have the rifle zeroed at? i was thinkin possibly 150 yrd...i'm more of the sit and wait style of hunter, well that is not inclucing the pheasant trips..thats where the exercise comes in :P

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 24, 10, 10:23:30 AM »
i go about an inch high at 100 yds. thats practical for me and where i hunt. I rarely would have a chance to shoot a deer much further than 200yds.

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 24, 10, 04:01:11 PM »
do you have a link or any input as to a trajectory path of a 7mm-08 round? straight with a gently down slope or does it go up and down?. the place where i've seen alot of deer tracks and plan to drop my first deer has about a 250-350 yrd range between the only two viable hide spots that would give me a crows nest look at the whole gravel pit. just curious what the round does

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 24, 10, 04:39:46 PM »
Daddyx2 check this site out www.udarrell.com/7mm08_140.HTML. Good luck on getting your first deer and welcome to the site.
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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #6 on: Apr 24, 10, 04:43:35 PM »
do you have a link or any input as to a trajectory path of a 7mm-08 round? straight with a gently down slope or does it go up and down?. the place where i've seen alot of deer tracks and plan to drop my first deer has about a 250-350 yrd range between the only two viable hide spots that would give me a crows nest look at the whole gravel pit. just curious what the round does


These may help you.

http://ballisticscalculator.winchester.com/

http://www.winchester.com/learning-center/Pages/Ballistics-Calculator.aspx

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #7 on: Apr 24, 10, 05:14:23 PM »
I would start with a 140gr. bullets and work up a load that shoots well, then try some other bullet weights???
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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #8 on: Apr 24, 10, 07:14:42 PM »
140 grn Barnes MRX

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #9 on: Apr 25, 10, 05:21:16 AM »
thanks for the help guys. looks like i'll be finding some dirt pit or somethin near the house to put some rounds through it when once i get the scope on her. 28 bucks for box of twenty is a little pricy hope i get it zeroed in 5 or less  :-\

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #10 on: Apr 25, 10, 11:29:34 AM »
28 bucks for box of twenty is a little pricy hope i get it zeroed in 5 or less  :-\
Yeah tell me about it. I hate that. Prices for ammo just keep going up, wonder if we'll ever see em come back down  :-\

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #11 on: Apr 25, 10, 02:27:17 PM »
i just got a sling and a bipod mounted to 'tonya', (thats what i call my 7mm08  :P), gotta wait for next week to get the scope on her tho. should be prime shootin shape by then...

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #12 on: Apr 25, 10, 05:22:03 PM »
The only way I can afford to shoot a lot is by reloading,I was lucky enough to buy primers before they became scarce....DD   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #13 on: Apr 25, 10, 08:50:40 PM »
are the principles of reloading rifle rounds the same as shot shells? cuz i've reloaded everything from .410-12's before

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Re: best round for a remington 7mm-08?
« Reply #14 on: Apr 26, 10, 02:42:35 PM »
i just got a sling and a bipod mounted to 'tonya', (thats what i call my 7mm08  :P), gotta wait for next week to get the scope on her tho. should be prime shootin shape by then...

Make sure to post some pics of Tonya once you get her all accessorized. ;D
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