7mm-08 vs 30-06 in trade

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by bigdaddy573, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    I'm thinking about trading my savage 110 in 30-06 for a savage axis in 7mm-08 think its worth it or keep the 06
     
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  3. Ranger-6

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    I just love them 7mm; they are a great sniper rifle...
     
  4. slim325

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    Trade you'll be happy
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    If you don't reload, nope. Bad trade. Even if you do, you should get some $$ out of the deal. The guy w/ the 7mm08 would be making out on the deal. Depending on your particular rifle it could be worth what his cost new. Just buy a new barrel in 7x57. The bolt face is the same as 06. Why do you want to trade yours?
     
  6. bigdaddy573

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    I've been looking at the 7mm-08 and I like the ballistic of it and I have two 06s and I've been wanting something different but a few people said it's not worth it cuz the 110 is a better made rifle then the axis and I have an axis in 22-250 and I feel a difference in them
     
  7. jpattersonnh

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    You answered your question. Get a 7x57 chambered barrel. It will do all the 7mm08 can plus.
     
  8. bigdaddy573

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    Lol guess I did I will look up 7x57 I might go and do that plus it will give me a project to work on;) thanks for your help jp p.s. how good is it at long range target shooting?
     
  9. jpattersonnh

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    In the Boer wars the South Africians beat the snot out of the Brits with it. They out ranged them by 100 yards w/ the '93 Mauser.
     
  10. jpattersonnh

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    As far as long range accuracy, it is excellent. 7mm has great qualities.
     
  11. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Alright cuz that's what I was turning this 06 in to was a long range light wight target/hunting rifle
     
  12. 7mmstw

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    Go with the 7-08, lovely caliber, just go with a regular model savage, not the axis. Granted they are light.
     
  13. Marlinman

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    I tried tellin him the axis is junk compared to the 110. I also told him he had a good base rifle as it stands. Didnt think to suggest the 7 mauser though. Its a good suggestion tyler

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  14. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    I know I've been looking at it and I like it
     
  15. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Don`t trade the 06, just get the 7mm-08 too............
     
  16. blucoondawg

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    My thought exactly, always keep your hands on what you have if you can afford to do so, I hate parting with guns unless they are pieces of crap. For hunting deer and such I prefer the larger 30 cal bullet to the 7mm also. Personally, my deer rifles are 30-30 from when I was a kid, 3006 gramps gave me for graduation, and a 308 carbine I just picked up last year.
     
  17. jpattersonnh

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    .284, .308 a difference of .024". Now I am in know way saying that one is better then the other, but w/ the High BC and SD of 7mm bullets, a lighter bullet can be equal to a heavier .308 bullet at a given velosity and distance.
    Keeping the rifle is the way to go.
     
  18. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    That's what I'm going to do is keep it and in the future switch the barrel to a 7x57
     
  19. blucoondawg

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    Were I hunt we are usually shooting through some degree of brush and what not, so that's why I like the bigger bullet, if I have the possibility of hitting a twig or something I'd rather do it with a 30 cal or larger than anything smaller. My dad has a 284win its a decent gun he likes what it does to deer
     
  20. bigdaddy573

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    Ya i just got a Browning bar in 30-06 Im going to use for hunting and I was turning this savage in to a long range light wight hunting/target rifle and I want something different and flatter shooting then a 06