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Originally Posted by dennisinaz
I get 3400 with 168s in my 7-08 with 19" barrel

Sure, but it's hell on scopes.

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Originally Posted by Whttail_in_MT
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I get 3400 with 168s in my 7-08 with 19" barrel

Sure, but it's hell on scopes.

That's the barrel fragment velocity.

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Don't want to be anywhere near that me thinks.


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I am using with a 150gr ELD-X and it is a solid selection for elk

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Originally Posted by winfw01
I am using with a 150gr ELD-X and it is a solid selection for elk



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120 BT's work.

It'd be much easier to list the 7mm bullets I wouldn't want to use for elk than list all of the ones that work well.


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Bullets over brass.......they say over on ExpertNation.com.

A 7mm bullet does just fine, just so long as it ain't no VLD.

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What are your thoughts on a 7mm-08 with 140 gr Accubonds at 2960 fps and an elk out at 500yds. .



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I've got a 20" 7mm-08. I was thinking about trying 140 NAB or NPT, 139 LRX, or 150/162 ELDX.

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Originally Posted by ElkSnort
I've got a 20" 7mm-08. I was thinking about trying 140 NAB or NPT, 139 LRX, or 150/162 ELDX.


140 NAB/PT, whichever shoots better, or 150 ELDX, I have elk experience with all three from the Mighty -08. I’d think the 162 would be too slow, especially out of a 20” barrel.

I’ve kilt a couple or three elk with the 162, but out of a 7mm Rem Mag. It’s my go-to bullet for that cartridge.




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I get well over 2700 fps with the 162 out of my 22” 7-08.... wouldn’t have thunk it, but she does it. Short bearing surface?

I used 150 NPT’s from a 20” 7-08 Model 7 for a half-dozen deer, because that was a finicky rifle and it at least “liked” the 150’s. It certainly went right through them! Just based what I saw, I would expect it to penetrate well in elk while not being a particularly “stunning” load if that makes sense. I’ve also killed deer with 150 NBT’s and 140 NAB’s from 7-08.

Lots of ways to go with the Mighty 7-08. smile It’s in that velocity window where it hard to go too wrong. If I were taking my (22”) 7-08 elk hunting tomorrow I’d zero it with 162’s but have an Accubond or Partition or a mono in the spout in case one jumped up in front of me.


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There’s lots of good bullets pick one and go with it. You don’t want to be hunting with a mag full of different weights and brands of bullets trying to remember which shoots to where. IMHO

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22.5” barrel.
47.5 grains Big Game
R-P brass
Fed GM210M
140 Accubond

2,890 fps.



I might have to give this a try…


Well, to be fair it was out of one of Oregonmuley’s original rifles….

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22.5” barrel.
47.5 grains Big Game
R-P brass
Fed GM210M
140 Accubond

2,890 fps.



I might have to give this a try…


Well, to be fair it was out of one of Oregonmuley’s original rifles….



That’s funny.


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Originally Posted by Pharmseller



That’s funny.


Yeah, he might not think so.. lol

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Originally Posted by Kimber7man
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That’s funny.


Yeah, he might not think so.. lol



Ask him where he got the load.


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That’s funny.


Yeah, he might not think so.. lol



Ask him where he got the load.

The allmighty Pharmy?


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And almighty makes me nervous.

I prefer puissant.





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Originally Posted by rdd
What are your thoughts on a 7mm-08 with 140 gr Accubonds at 2960 fps and an elk out at 500yds. .



Cut the distance back to 300 yds and it will work wonders.








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Originally Posted by Pharmseller
Originally Posted by Kimber7man
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That’s funny.


Yeah, he might not think so.. lol



Ask him where he got the load.


He didn’t, he shoots factory ammo….

However, I likely got the load here at the Campfire…


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