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Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:39 pm
by White Oak 06
Hello, I'm new to deer net and was wanting to know if anyone has youngsters shooting 7mm08 s with rem. managed recoil for deer hunting ? Thanks !

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:49 pm
by terry08
Welcome White Oak 06,
I am sure someone will answer your question soon. I don't have youngsters anymore. But have heard positive things about it.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:59 pm
by jv
I too don't have little one's but I know that some on here that do might give there thoughts

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:01 pm
by White Oak 06
Thanks terry08, what are some of the positives if you don't mind.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:02 pm
by White Oak 06
jv wrote:I too don't have little one's but I know that some on here that do might give there thoughts


Thanks jv !

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:09 pm
by jv
I do have a friend that has a 11 year old daughter that shoots a 7mm08, I will try and see what ammo she shoots and see how they like it.

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:11 pm
by terry08
I have a friend, who has two daughters which both shoot that caliber. Ten & twelve I think both have taken deer and no complaints of recoil.

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:29 pm
by White Oak 06
Thanks guys, I'm real skeptical of this round. My boy is 10 and light framed, 60 lbs. He does well shooting , but I would like to know about terminal performance , shot placement and at what respectable yardage. Thanks again !

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:57 pm
by lugnutzz
I have shot a 7-08 for years with factory 140gr ammo and never had a problem.


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Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:42 am
by glenn
First, let me say, welcome to the site! it's a great place.

It's a very good round and just like Lugnutzz, many adults use them. Personally, I prefer to see young kids with something that is NOT a long range gun. To me it's like putting a 16 year old in a corvette for their first car. Very few of them, and many adults too, have any business shooting at a deer over 100 yards. I always start kids out with a 44 mag single shot. It's a great gun out to about 125 yards, light weight, easy to handle, very safe, has very little recoil, pokes a big hole and leaves a great blood trail for those less than perfect shots. We use them on handicapped hunts.

Ok, back on point, 7mm-08. Of all the "kids" guns, 7mm-08, 223, 243, etc. I would choose the 7mm-08. I have never shot the managed recoil bullets, but have hunted with one as an adult. The recoil on regular ammo is more than I expected for a "kid's gun", similar to me to a 270. However, it was a light weight gun designed where "kids could handle it", so that gave it more thump.

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:11 am
by leepurvis
Welcome to the forum White Oak! I have a friend that started his sons out on a 7mm-08 with managed recoil ammo. He limited them to 150 yds or less. Half way thru the season he went to full power after realizing they could handle it.

According to the Remington Ballistics charts, with the managed recoil ammo you're giving up about 500 fps velocity and about 800 ft-lbs of energy vs the regular rounds. They show a 100 yd zero has a 2' drop at 150 and 6" at 200. With the full power rounds they have a 150 yd zero with 2" drop at 200 and a 6" drop at 250.

Remington doesn't recommend using the managed recoil past 200 yds.

Hope this helps some.

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:25 am
by sidog
You might want to try shooting 120 grain instead of reduced recoil? 120 grain barnes TSX will wreck deer and they are pretty light on the shoulder! I also like 120 grain federal fusion for factory load bullets. The barnes I shoot are hand loads. 7mm-08 is a great round for deer!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:57 am
by brewer03
My granddaughter shoots 7mm-08 with the managed recoil ammo and I was very impressed the the results last year... She got her first deer while hunting with me and her shot was at 75 yards... One of the men at camp wanted the heart out of the deer, but there was nothing left to the heart... when she shot the deer she flipped it and where it landed it stayed.... in my opinon it is a very good round for a youngster

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:15 am
by White Oak 06
Thanks everyone for welcoming me to this site, it's a great forum !

He got his first deer with a borrowed .243 and a Hornady sst last year.

I moved him up to a Weatherby s2 youth 708 this year , it weighs around 7 lbs with glass and ammo.

We both have shot it with the managed recoil. I do have some Barnes ttsx 120 gr. and I think that's what I'm going to dial in his rifle with. Again thanks to everyone!

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:00 am
by White Oak 06
sidog wrote:You might want to try shooting 120 grain instead of reduced recoil? 120 grain barnes TSX will wreck deer and they are pretty light on the shoulder! I also like 120 grain federal fusion for factory load bullets. The barnes I shoot are hand loads. 7mm-08 is a great round for deer!


What velocities are you getting from your Barnes and what is the yardages you have been taking deer. ?

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:08 am
by White Oak 06
brewer03 wrote:My granddaughter shoots 7mm-08 with the managed recoil ammo and I was very impressed the the results last year... She got her first deer while hunting with me and her shot was at 75 yards... One of the men at camp wanted the heart out of the deer, but there was nothing left to the heart... when she shot the deer she flipped it and where it landed it stayed.... in my opinon it is a very good round for a youngster


Congratulations ! Was there an exit ?
On private land where I'm hunting I have it set up for 100 to 200 yards.

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:45 am
by jbullard1
Welcome WhiteOak
My grand daughter started with a .223 then moved to a 7mm08 when she was 12. first year I loaded her some 100 gr ammo that worked OK. Now that she is 17 she is using 140 gr and is deadly with it.
I'd rather watch her shoot a deer than shoot one myself

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:33 pm
by brewer03
yep there was an exit but there was no trailing needed as the deer went no where

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:30 am
by bigsteve
I shoot a 7mm08 browning a bolt love that gun use it on youth hunts my 7 year old grand son has been shooting it this summer and is ready for the hunt we shoot hornady 139 gr sst works great and will crush big deer even the big bodied delta bucks good round for kids

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:39 am
by White Oak 06
This will be our first experience with the 708. It seems I did good choosing this caliber. Hornady does real good !

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:29 am
by stickers
sidog wrote:You might want to try shooting 120 grain instead of reduced recoil? 120 grain barnes TSX will wreck deer and they are pretty light on the shoulder! I also like 120 grain federal fusion for factory load bullets. The barnes I shoot are hand loads. 7mm-08 is a great round for deer!



+10000 on the 120 Barnes TSX or TTSX in 7mm. That is what I load for my 280 Remmy for whitetail, and it is devastating. I couldnt believe the recoil difference once I stepped down from 140g, and I have those 120s running about 3200fps. I also would step down in bullet weight before going to a reduced recoil. I would think any kid could handle the 120s

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:39 am
by White Oak 06
Yeah , I'm going Barnes ttsx 120s
I want to be able to take different angles and I keep hearing about the devastation .

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:16 pm
by stickers
White Oak 06 wrote:Yeah , I'm going Barnes ttsx 120s
I want to be able to take different angles and I keep hearing about the devastation .


I believe you will be quite pleased. Good luck and let us know how it works out.

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:40 pm
by White Oak 06
Thank you , I definitely will.
Youth season is coming up quick and I haven't got my final sight in yet, hopefully work will slow down and I can get it done.

Thank you for the feedback !

God bless everyone on their 2014 - 2015 hunt this year !!!!!!!!!

Re: Managed recoil ammo for deer?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:30 am
by brewer03
shot with the 7mm08 managed recoil

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