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engles5 03-09-2012 01:26 PM

Remington 700cdl 7mm-08
I found this gun a my local cabelas it's in mint condition never shot 7mm-08 need some info it will be for whitetail in deep woods were my shots are 0 to 100 yards plus my son can shoot
this round I'm told because of light recoil I'm told

Txhillbilly 03-09-2012 02:00 PM

7mm-08 is a great deer hunting caliber,and it does have a very light recoil.You can shoot some really nice high B.C. bullets out of them also to reach on out there if you want.

hardluk1 03-09-2012 04:02 PM

Great cartidge with a good choice for factory loads from 120gr to 162gr. Check out ammoseekers for a list of loaded ammo for hunting. Great handloads cartidge too.

Axxe55 03-09-2012 04:42 PM

very good caliber for deer sized game. the recoil is light enough that many offer the caliber in youth models. like the 243, the 7mm-08 is a good caliber for a youth or a veteran shooter or hunter. i like my 7mm-08 and waited 20 years to own one. the biggest downside to the caliber is the selection of ammo available in many stores and the price of the ammo. if you plan on shooting a lot of this one, would be a time to consider reloading if you don't already. i have shot maybe one box of factory ammo in mine, everything else was handloads over the last three years.

engles5 03-09-2012 06:44 PM

Thanks for the help guys I went ahead and picked it up. I got som hornady sst 139gr to start and see if the gun likes them. I always wanted a cdl classic now I got one and it a good looking gun!!!!'

Axxe55 03-09-2012 08:28 PM

the CDL is a very nice Remington to own and one in 7mm-08 is really nice. what did you end up paying for it? the CDL is a step up from the BDL.

Thomas Carey 03-09-2012 08:34 PM

That's a great choice in my view. =)

engles5 03-09-2012 10:07 PM

I gave 699$ it also has a leupold rifleman

Axxe55 03-10-2012 04:56 AM


Originally Posted by engles5 (Post 734966)
I gave 699$ it also has a leupold rifleman

not bad for a scoped CDL rifle! MSRP is $1020 for that rifle, with out a scope and rings or bases. so i would say you done real good on that deal. enjoy it, i know i would! you will like the 7mm-08 caliber once you start shooting it. i would suggest that you consider maybe getting into reloading, as it will make it more cost effective to shoot that caliber. if i didn't reload for mine, it would put a serious crimp in the amount of shots fired through mine. the 7mm-08 is an easy one to reload for, and will give you another small gain in accuracy over the factory ammo.

7mmstw 03-10-2012 07:42 AM

Great choice!, great caliber!

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