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7-08 pet load? #13573541 02/17/19
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Anybody have a pet whitetail load that has been accurate in several different 7-08's? Premium bullets not required because I'm a cheap skate. smile

My shots are mostly under 100 yards and the absolute furthest I can shoot where I usually hunt is around 450 yards.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13573557 02/17/19
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My goto load has been 46 grains of RL-17 and a 140 NBT. This has worked in every 7-08 I've loaded it for, well over 6 rifles at this point.

I've also had success in several rifles of 51.5 grains of Big Game using a 120 NBT. I've only loaded this in 2-3, but also worked very well.

Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13574134 02/17/19
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Originally Posted by dave284
Anybody have a pet whitetail load that has been accurate in several different 7-08's? Premium bullets not required because I'm a cheap skate. smile

My shots are mostly under 100 yards and the absolute furthest I can shoot where I usually hunt is around 450 yards.


For years the ol’ Campfire load was RL 15 or Big Game with 120 BT or TTSX. I settled on 49.0 of Big Game & the 120 BT


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13574142 02/17/19
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Have used a case full of Big Game or H4350 with a 139-140 in several with excellent results.


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The only load I found shot MOA in the wife's Model 7 was 47.7g IMR4350 with a Sierra 140g Gameking.

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42.5 gr of IMR 4064 or 43.0 Varget behind a 139 gr Hornady bullet has been my go to load for the 7mm/08. I've shot it with good results in 4 different rifles.

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A friend turned me on to this load years ago and it’s the best I’ve ever shot in my 7/08’s in 30 or so years.

Nosler BT, 41.0 grains of IMR-4064. Its always shot itty bitty bug holes, low recoil comparatively speaking and it drops deer. Wonderful little combination.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13574527 02/17/19
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41g Varget, 140 BT's and/or AB's.


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JG, do you know the velocity? powdr

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Book max load of Varget under 140 Sierra PH works well in my Win M70 Fwt.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13574942 02/17/19
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Check Pharmseller’s previous posts, he might have listed a few...

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45gn R-15 120 TSX/V-Max Swap. 3050fps from 22", 3K from 20". Shoots good in Kimber MT, Win 70 Fwt, Win 70 Ranger, Vanguard, Rem Mt Rifle, Rem Model 7 off the top of my head.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13575267 02/18/19
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47.5 GR of CFE223 with either a 120gr ttsx or a Nosler 120bt. Under an inch and 3150fps. The ttxs works good on elk.


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Not a gun writer, but the 120 gr. BT/Barnes TTSX and Big Game is a great combination. The quantity of BG depends on the brass used for maximum loads. I shoot Lapua brass; my load is 48.5 gr. Of BG, CCI 200 primer for a hair over 3100 fps. Both bullets mentioned shoot into less than an inch at 100 yards.

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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13575483 02/18/19
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A Sierra Pro-Hunter 120 gr. #1900 over 42.5 grs. of Varget has been my deer load for several years.....very accurate and never fails to put meat in the freezer.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: powdr] #13575744 02/18/19
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Originally Posted by powdr
JG, do you know the velocity? powdr


All mine have been in the 2800' range.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13578887 02/18/19
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Thanks everybody. From what is posted here and a couple p.m.'s, sounds like I'll start with 120 and 140 B-tips and Varget, RL-15, and 4064. I have some Big Game left but am hesitant to even try it because finding it locally can be a chore. Got to finish cleaning up the bedding in the stock, figure out which mounts I'm going to use and pick up some B-tips. Hopefully I'll get to play with it either this weekend or next at the latest.


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Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13579168 02/18/19
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49 gr H414 120 B-Tip at 3024 fps. Shoots well in 2 rifles.


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Short range here of 300 and less

130g Speer BTsp
42g of IMR 4895
Rem 9 1/2
Rem case
3000
Puts deer on the grounds right now

Re: 7-08 pet load? [Re: dave284] #13581741 02/19/19
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I load for 2
1 likes 120 gr bullets and 42 gr. of varget but its not finicky on powder
1- is very finicky and 43 gr. of 4064 was the cure with 139 gr. hornady's

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