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Old 01-27-2013, 03:38 AM   #21
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That shows a difference, but is it that noticeable in the field?

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I used these loads to compare on the above charts.

.284 Remington 140gr Premier AccuTip BT

.308 Remington 165gr Premier AccuTip BT

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I wouldn't push it that far for hunting really, but I've heard that its a deer stopper. So a heavier bullet would make it more accurate?
it will depend on many different things. the rifle, the loads you work up, ect.,,, you are just going to have to try out different loads and see what the rifle likes. then fine tune it from there.

if you are considering buying a rifle in 7mm-08, then go ahead and get one. i really don't think you will be disappointed. mine has been very enjoyable to shoot. i can honestly say that cartridge is one of my favorites.

for many years, i pretty much stuck with the more common American calibers in the rifles i owned. that trend is somewhat changed in the last several years. i have found that i really like the 7mm calibers. currently i own three rifles chambered in 7mm. the 7mm-08 in a Marlin XS7, a 7mm Rem. Mag in a Remington M700 and a 280 Rem. ( 30-06 necked down to 7mm) in an older (1978) Ruger M77V. all of them are very accurate and some of my favorites.
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So your saying with a heavier grain the 308 does pretty good against the 7mm-08 in a lighter grain?

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it will depend on many different things. the rifle, the loads you work up, ect.,,, you are just going to have to try out different loads and see what the rifle likes. then fine tune it from there.

if you are considering buying a rifle in 7mm-08, then go ahead and get one. i really don't think you will be disappointed. mine has been very enjoyable to shoot. i can honestly say that cartridge is one of my favorites.

for many years, i pretty much stuck with the more common American calibers in the rifles i owned. that trend is somewhat changed in the last several years. i have found that i really like the 7mm calibers. currently i own three rifles chambered in 7mm. the 7mm-08 in a Marlin XS7, a 7mm Rem. Mag in a Remington M700 and a 280 Rem. ( 30-06 necked down to 7mm) in an older (1978) Ruger M77V. all of them are very accurate and some of my favorites.
I think I am going to get one in 7mm-08 and 308 eventually. I like a variety of different guns.
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I think I am going to get one in 7mm-08 and 308 eventually. I like a variety of different guns.
check out the Marlin XS7 in 7mm-08 and 308. they are a very accurate rifle, built very well and decently priced. most people who buy a Marlin X7 series usually fall in love with them. i currently have three. the 7mm-08 and a XS7VH in 308 and a XL7C in 25-06. in comparison, they are every bit equal to Remington M700's with synthetic stocks and i own several of those and have always liked the M700's. i have owned many M700's over the years in many different calibers, but these Marlins are definately one of the best values in bolt action rifles there is IMO.
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check out the Marlin XS7 in 7mm-08 and 308. they are a very accurate rifle, built very well and decently priced. most people who buy a Marlin X7 series usually fall in love with them. i currently have three. the 7mm-08 and a XS7VH in 308 and a XL7C in 25-06. in comparison, they are every bit equal to Remington M700's with synthetic stocks and i own several of those and have always liked the M700's. i have owned many M700's over the years in many different calibers, but these Marlins are definately one of the best values in bolt action rifles there is IMO.
I have heard allot of good things about the marlin x7s, I need to check them out but I havent seen many around.
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a few times i have been able to get out to two hundred yards and got very good groups. generaly when i shoot here at the house working up loads, my backyard range is only one hundred yards in length. i have to drive about 35 miles to shoot at the range my LGS owns that i am a member of. so i don't go as often as i would like.



Greydog, those results are not skewed. they were taken directly from Hornady's website. please reference it for yourself. the 7mm-08 load is hot and the 308 load isn't? both are factory loaded ammo using the same type of bullets. how do you know whether one is hot and one isn't?
I'm only interested in comparisons I can verify. I don't do comparisons based on what it says on Hornady's website or in someone's program. I only go by what I see over the chronograph and in the field. I know it is pretty tough to break 2900 with a 140 in a 7mm/08 because that has been my experience in over thirty years of shooting them. At the same time, I know it isn't too tough to break 2900 with 155's out of a 308.
Having said this, there are some combinations with which the 7mm-08 is a real overachiever. I am always amazed that it can push heavy bullets as fast as it does.
In truth the 308, with a good 155 shoots slightly flatter out to 500 meters and at 1000 it's pretty well a wash if the 7-08 is shooting a 150. With 168s, the 7mm-08 enjoys a much better BC but the higher velocity the 308 can achieve almost makes up for it and the 1 moa difference in drop is insignificant at 1000yd.
In the end, the choice of one over the other is as much a matter of perception as reality. I like the 7mm-08 and I like the 7x57. In fact, I have another 7mm barrel (a Benchmark HV taper) I'm fitting to my open "F" class gun for this year as we speak (write). Maybe this will be the one that finally beats the 308. It will be the first. GD
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