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7mm-08 with 150 gr Nosler Partitions #14041331 08/10/19
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I recently purchased a Remington 700 Classic in 7mm-08 with some Kampfeld upgrades that shoots 150 gr Nosler Partitions very well. I really like the rifle, the weight, the mild recoil and the way it shoots.
Here is my dilema. I have a wilderness horseback elk hunt (probably my last) scheduled for the fall of 2020 in Wyoming. I also have rifles in 6.5 CM, 7x57, 280ai, 30-06 and 300WM that I like and are very accurate. I have a self imposed shot limit of 300 yards. I am not a turret twister. My last two hunts there have produced 6x6 bulls at 160 and 27 yards.
Is the 700 in 7-08 up to the task?
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Re: 7mm-08 with 150 gr Nosler Partitions [Re: donsm70] #14041346 08/10/19
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The debate I am having is between 140 grn Accubond or 140 grn Trophy Copper for my elk hunt.

Bottom line, the 7mm-08 is up to the task.

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I’d load it with either 150 gr 160 gr Partitions And not think twice about it.


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Re: 7mm-08 with 150 gr Nosler Partitions [Re: donsm70] #14041769 08/11/19
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First, good luck with your hunt! Secondly, it's absolutely up to the task. Thirdly, I thought you'd be shootin' a ULA or NULA???????????? LOL

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I've killed a bunch of elk with a 270 using 150 gr bullets of various types, including PT's. There isn't a lot of difference. Use it and enjoy.


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Gunwriter John Haviland and his family like and use 7mm-08s for much of their hunting, including elk hunting. I think one of the sons uses a Remington Model Seven with 18-1/2" barrel in 7mm-08. Why don't you write him a letter?


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Re: 7mm-08 with 150 gr Nosler Partitions [Re: Razorhog] #14042094 08/11/19
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Originally Posted by Razorhog
donsm70

First, good luck with your hunt! Secondly, it's absolutely up to the task. Thirdly, I thought you'd be shootin' a ULA or NULA???????????? LOL


Thanks for the help, guys.

RazorHog,
The 7x57 that I mentioned is a NULA, as well as one in 260 Rem. I'm not sure the 260 would handle a heavier bullet. I normally shoot 120 gr with the 260.

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Re: 7mm-08 with 150 gr Nosler Partitions [Re: donsm70] #14042309 08/11/19
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Any of the rifles you mentioned are absolutely capable of elk, especially at the ranges you mention. I have taken numerous elk over the years & my favorite is one of the 6.5's. I like the mild recoil & flat trajectory. Any reasonable cartridge with a stout deep penetrating bullet properly placed will get the job done. I prefer the Barnes mono's. They have proved 100% reliable with complete penetration from any angle even thru heavy bone.

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The 7-08 is up to the task. Probably couldn't find a better bullet than the Nosler Partition. Good luck.

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I'm seriously considering using my 7x57 with 150 gr. Nosler Partitions loaded to 7-08 velocities. I can easily do 2700+ FPS and do have a load that does 2800+ FPS so should work for the elk hunt I'm doing this coming December.
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All of the rifles chamberings that you listed are up to the task with good bullets.

Pick whatever you want and practice with it.

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Originally Posted by donsm70
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Is the 700 in 7-08 up to the task?
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Easily up to the task.


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Re: 7mm-08 with 150 gr Nosler Partitions [Re: Sako76] #14043524 08/11/19
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Originally Posted by Sako76
The 7-08 is up to the task. Probably couldn't find a better bullet than the Nosler Partition. Good luck.


This!

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if my 708 shot 150 PT's well, that's what I'd be loading!!

instead, I run the 150 AB.

inside 300, I'd not lose sleep over the load.


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Re: 7mm-08 with 150 gr Nosler Partitions [Re: donsm70] #14044291 08/12/19
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The 150 ABLR might eat into powder capacity a bit. To 300 yds, I'd run the following:

150 PT
140 AB
150 NBT

One other option, the 120 Barnes, but at modest speeds, the above 3 will give you solid performance.

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Yes.

And I’m not posting any more dead elk 7mm-08 pictures.




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Re: 7mm-08 with 150 gr Nosler Partitions [Re: donsm70] #14044822 08/12/19
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I'm struggling to understand how this is even a question...


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Because so many hunters think elk won't die unless they're shot with a .300 or .338 magnum. Or they've heard that from somebody....


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Re: 7mm-08 with 150 gr Nosler Partitions [Re: 65BR] #14045000 08/12/19
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Originally Posted by 65BR
The 150 ABLR might eat into powder capacity a bit. To 300 yds, I'd run the following:

150 PT
140 AB
150 NBT

One other option, the 120 Barnes, but at modest speeds, the above 3 will give you solid performance.


That's a good looking bullet but in my three 7x57s and a .280 Remington it's about useless. I'd originally on using that one in the 7x57 as a means of getting a little more range but accuracy has not been good. I keep trying different seating depths but the best I've gotten in any of my rifles is three inches. Guess I'll just have to go with the Partition.
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