AR in 7-08

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by bobbyb13, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. bobbyb13

    bobbyb13 New Member

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    My next brain fart, or has it been done. I like the 7-08 round. Wondering what I'm going to get in to trying to get one built. Or is it already out there? Remember I did say brain fart.
     
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  2. hunter Joe

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    Bobby, I whitetail hunt with the 7mm-08 and really enjoy it. As you know, not a lot of felt recoil, (good thing), but falls to the earth at 200 yds.(bad thing). I thought about this also and I just don't know. My dilemma today is I'm trying to decide between ordering a kit in .204 or .223. So many choices, so little money. If you have one, what's your opinion of the .204 in the AR format? HJ
     

  3. bobbyb13

    bobbyb13 New Member

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    Well

    I have shot 4 whitetails in excess of 300 yards with the 7-08. It just doesn't die at 200. I have witnessed on 640 yard one shot kill with one. Weatherby Vanguard 24 inch tube. As for the 223 (cheaper ammo) or 204 I would go with the 223 first, then pick up a 204 with 20 to 24 inch varmit barrel upper to use on my lower. Interchangeability is a great thing here. The 204 is a smoking hot little round.
     
  4. hunter Joe

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    Bobby, I have a Bushmaster V-Match in .223 but I'm going to do a build and not sure about what cal. I want to go with. I like the .204 probably because I don't reload for that cal. yet.
    I'm shooting a T/C Encore in 7mm-08 and can't get that kind of performance out of that round. I'm loading Nozler 140gr.ballistic tips, .008 of the lands with almost a max load of 4895.Two seasons ago I shot at a whitetail across an open field at 275 yds and saw the bullet hit the dirt through the scope right in front of the deer. That T/C shoots quarter size groups at 100 yards, what's your secret? HJ
     
  5. 60tbird

    60tbird New Member

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    Remington R25 comes in 7mm08 caliber as well as 308 caliber. I think they are made by Bushmaster but not sure of this.