View Full Version : 7mm-08 factory fodder?

March 15, 2006, 05:09 PM
best factory 7mm-08 round.
im thinking 140 gr around 2900-3000 fps. 22" BBL. i only will use it on SE whitetail.
any suggestions. i am shooting a 6 pound rifle so ill stay away from the hornady light mag stuff, i think.

March 15, 2006, 06:39 PM
Perfect cartridge for your purpose. Any of the 140s will do, I don't know that you'll get more than 2850 but you don't need more .

March 15, 2006, 06:56 PM
I've had great luck with Federal's 140 Nosler Balistic tip. It usually drops them right where they are :D And my rifle shoots under 1/2" with them.

I decided on them by making a trip to the local range with a half a dozen boxes of premium ammunition and sticking with the one that shot best, but there is no bad answer. The worst shot about 1 1/4". 2850 fps is about all they'll give you though. The deer don't seem to notice the lack of velocity. :)

Art Eatman
March 16, 2006, 08:29 AM
I get the same point of impact with factory stuff as with my handloads, with the 139/140-grain bullets. Happy dance!

My 700 Ti totals 6.5 pounds. Recoil from the bench isn't bad at all, and non-noticeable from offhand.

Plenty good for any deer.