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Old 02-25-2012, 09:18 AM   #1
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Default 7-08 vs. 308, what do you think for all around cartridge?

I would like your opinion on the debate between the 7-08 rem and the 308 win. I know brass for the 308 and loaded ammo is everywhere and it's been researched to death. I tend to favor the 7mm family so I would appreciate some knowledge from both sides. Thanks.



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There is no debate. That's like comparing a horse to a mule. They are slightly similar, yet way different. Now, if you compared the .308 to the .30-06 or the 7mm-08 to the 7x57 Mauser, then your comparison has merit. That being said, if I had to choose, I would pick the 7mm-08 over the .308. The 7mm-08 ammo might be a little more difficult to find, but if you reload, it is not a problem. Even if you don't, it is still available. The 7mm-08, w/ comparable weight bullets, hits about as hard and gets their a little quicker w/ less recoil. However, you would not go wrong w/ either cartridge.
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Hmmm... Redirecting. I'm thinking .270. Maybe 243 or .30-06 Ackley Improved.

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I would like your opinion on the debate between the 7-08 rem and the 308 win. I know brass for the 308 and loaded ammo is everywhere and it's been researched to death. I tend to favor the 7mm family so I would appreciate some knowledge from both sides. Thanks.
7, What would you hunt with a 7-08 that you wouldn't hunt with a 308?
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I just went through this, and decided to go with the .308. It delivers given bullet weights a bit faster and will shoot 180s which is a streach for the 7.
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i have both the 308 and the 7mm-08, i reload for both. if i had to make a choice, i am sure it wouldn't be an easy one. both could be interchangeable in use. the 308 has a slight edge in being able to use a little larger bullets more effectively. the 7mm-08 has a slight edge in lesser recoil. i enjoy shooting both and find that reloading allows me to shoot the 7mm-08 more than if i used factory ammo. so this would be my suggestion, if only using factory ammo available, the 308, because of more widely available and cheaper in cost. the 7mm-08 if you reload.

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i have both the 308 and the 7mm-08, i reload for both. if i had to make a choice, i am sure it wouldn't be an easy one. both could be interchangeable in use. the 308 has a slight edge in being able to use a little larger bullets more effectively. the 7mm-08 has a slight edge in lesser recoil. i enjoy shooting both and find that reloading allows me to shoot the 7mm-08 more than if i used factory ammo. so this would be my suggestion, if only using factory ammo available, the 308, because of more widely available and cheaper in cost. the 7mm-08 if you reload.
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Unless you reload go with the .308, which is ubiquitous and reasonably priced. In contrast, 7MM-08 ammunition is expensive if you can find it.

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Comparing projos of like weights and rifles of similar weights, one can not get there "faster" with "less" recoil

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Comparing projos of like weights and rifles of similar weights, one can not get there "faster" with "less" recoil
Actually they can


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