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Postby nobucks » Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:35 pm

Guys I gots me a new NE single shot 7mm-08 topped with a 3-9 nikon the other day.SWEET!!!! :) :wink: We got a knife and gun show in batesville this weekend guys. :)
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Postby gtk » Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:40 pm

Congrats on the gun. Do you plan on getting any more barrels for it ?
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Postby nobucks » Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:43 pm

Yes I am bro and they got a good price on them too. :wink:
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Postby cooper » Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:41 pm

Nobucks, I bought a Encore in 7mm-08 this spring, put a nice leupold 3.5X50 Var-X III, I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got it grouping at less than 1 inch with about 1/2 box of ammo. What are you shooting in it, I have been shooting Federal Premier Ballistic Tip 140 grain, and they shoot well....
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Postby hungryhuntergirl » Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:05 pm

I have a remington model 700 youth 7/08 topped with a leupold vxIII, that is a dang good combo!! We reload so I shoot a 140 gr nosler bt with 44 grains of powder and it groups an inch at 100 yards. Gotta get to reloadin soon too, not too far from opening sooo i gotta get some range time in!!
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Postby Roebuck » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:28 am

Welcome to the site Hungryhuntergirl. I hope you enjoy it and make plenty posts. Interesting to hear yours and others' comments on the 7mm-08. My next acquisition will be a Kimber (or maybe a Remington) in 7mm-08. There is a Kimber on my Riflesmiths wall, lovely wood and light as a feather. He is on pain of death to call me before he lets it go. I'd very much appreciate hearing of everyone's experiences with this round.

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Postby cooper » Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:37 pm

This will be my first season hunting with my Encore in 7mm-08, anybody that has experience with this caliber? What is the knock-down capability of this round????
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Postby nobucks » Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:00 pm

Cooper,my hunting buddy has one and I can tell you it will do the job.I think its pretty stout out to 200 yds from what I read but I think 300 would be pushing it .I shoot at the range out to 300 but I dont like to take that long of a shot at a deer with it. :)
Federal:140 nosler bal.Tip 0 100 200 300 400
0 +1.8 -7.7 -22.3 drop.
vel fps-2800 2610 2430 2260 2100
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Postby hungryhuntergirl » Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:46 pm

Thank you roe, I shot 4 with mine last year and had very clean quik kills. The only problem i had shot a buck and hit him through the lungs and he took off over around and across a few ridges, but he was in rut and full of adrenaline. He weighed out at 215 so I suppose at that weight it is areliable round. I am very pleased with it. I have hunted with a weatherby 7 mag, and I like the 7/08 much better!!
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Postby Roebuck » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:48 am

Thank you all for the feedback. I appreciate it. Looks like I will have to have one!! :lol:

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Postby ufgators68 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:21 am

A guy I used to work with bought a 7mm/08 youth rifle for his wife, he regretted it. He got to kill one deer the first year because she was filling up the freezer too quickly. She's a very petite woman, 5' 100lbs, and the recoil didn't bother her at all. He thinks that's why should couldn't hit anything with the 270 she was using, too much recoil.
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Postby gtk » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:09 am

Sounds like he created some trouble for himself :)
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Postby nobucks » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:19 am

I shot my 7mm-08 yesterday and I realy like it.Im shooting the 140gr fed bal tip.I shot it in the backyard but when I go to the range I'll let you guys and gal's know how she's doing. :) :wink:
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Postby Stinger » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:45 pm

I looked at one many years a go and still regret not getting it. :roll: It always seemed like a real sweet round... :D
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Postby Rajun cajun » Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:26 pm

Well gang.the "little" 7mm.08 is a great round!

I know many a person shooting it and it does the job......even out to 300 meters........

It is just a 7mm bullet in the good ol reliable .308 casing......

Cant go wrong with it as deer rifle............

me...I like my old familiar .44 magnum (slow, fat and deadly) or my 30.06 as I can find bullets in my grain size just about anywhere on the contental U.S. of A.
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Postby cooper » Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:11 pm

Nobucks, I shot a 2 inch group at 300 yards today, I love my new rifle....cooper
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Postby nobucks » Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:11 pm

Im glad you like it and I cant wait to go to the range with mine.I shot here at the house but I want to get to the range with it. :)
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Postby hungryhuntergirl » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:28 pm

That is a sweet round to shoot and it is very accurate too!! There is more and more that is coming out on reloading it also. When i started reloading last year, there wasn't that much stuff out there.
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Postby nobucks » Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:18 pm

hhg,let us know how the reloads are shooting when you can. :)
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