12 replies [Last post]
Offline
Location: Somewhere Up There
Joined: 01/06/2007
Posts: 217
7mm 08 Anyone?

Anyone have one of these? I've just scraped up all of my nickels for a new rifle and this cartridge makes a lot of sense. It's no dog in a ballistic sense with light recoil and good accuracy at least from everything I've read but I've only ever met one person who actually has one. I was wondering what others thought. I'd also mulled over the 260 Remington as well although it didn't fit my needs - but still a nice cartridge.

Offline
Moderator
Location: Wa.
Joined: 03/31/2004
Posts: 1300
7mm 08 Anyone?

You won't go wrong with any of the cartridges built on the 308 win case. 243 win, 260 rem, 7-08 rem, 308 win, 338 win, 358 win. The 22-250 is built on a shortened 308 case. Depends on the use as to which one to get.
Depending on use. They are excellent rounds out to 300 yds with the exception of the 338 and 358. They perform best within 250 yds.

Offline
Location: Misouri
Joined: 11/30/2005
Posts: 365
7mm 08 Anyone?
fuzzybear wrote:
The 22-250 is built on a shortened 308 case. .

Ah, no that would be the 250-3000 aka 250 Savage case not the 308.

Offline
Moderator
Location: Wa.
Joined: 03/31/2004
Posts: 1300
7mm 08 Anyone?

Thanks, after I thought about it. I realized what I had stated but it's close enough for dimensions sake.
And that would also be the 338-08 not the 338 win. Thanks again. Big smile Big smile Big smile

Don Fischer's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3183
7mm 08 Anyone?

While the 22-250 is based on the 250-3000 case I seem to remember seeing some 22-250 cases made on 308 cases.

As for the 260 and the 7-08, six of one half a dozen of the other. Two of my very favorite cartridges are the 6.5x55 and the 7x57, both do about the same thing as the American versions. The advantage must go to the 7-08 though if you don't handload. 6.5's don't seem to do well in this country and that 260 is in my opinion the best one ever introduced here.

Offline
Location: Somewhere Up There
Joined: 01/06/2007
Posts: 217
7mm 08 Anyone?

Truthfully if the 260 had a better bullet selection on the heavy end I'd be a lot more tempted by it. And definitely if I lived out West and were looking for a pure deer and antelope rifle I think it would be the winner. Maybe someday it will catch on when they can't think of anymore magnums to create. But like you said, one is probably as good as the other.

DLH
Offline
Joined: 12/29/2008
Posts: 2
7mm 08 Anyone?

Thumbs up I have one! it's in a Weatherby MK V. I wanted a short Light rifle for eastern US. I shortened the barrel from 26" to 20". It shoots exclent!!! and kills deer like the HAMMER OF THOR!!!

You will love it!

Joined: 01/03/2009
Posts: 18
7mm 08 Anyone?

i dont know much about the 7mm-08, but i do know for a fact that a .243 or .25-06 are awesome performers in the same class as the 7mm-08. The 7 and the .243 share a .308 cartridge base, which is very dependable. The .25-06's parent case is the .30-06. Both of these cartridges will perform just as well, if not better than a 7mm-08. Keep these in mind when you decide on a rifle.

Joined: 01/03/2009
Posts: 18
7mm 08 Anyone?

i dont know much about the 7mm-08, but i do know for a fact that a .243 or .25-06 are awesome performers in the same class as the 7mm-08. The 7 and the .243 share a .308 cartridge base, which is very dependable. The .25-06's parent case is the .30-06. Both of these cartridges will perform just as well, if not better than a 7mm-08. Keep these in mind when you decide on a rifle.

Joined: 01/03/2009
Posts: 18
7mm 08 Anyone?

i dont know much about the 7mm-08, but i do know for a fact that a .243 or .25-06 are awesome performers in the same class as the 7mm-08. The 7 and the .243 share a .308 cartridge base, which is very dependable. The .25-06's parent case is the .30-06. Both of these cartridges will perform just as well, if not better than a 7mm-08. Keep these in mind when you decide on a rifle.

Offline
Location: new brunswick
Joined: 03/09/2007
Posts: 164
7mm 08 Anyone?

If you were looking for a varmint/deer setup for varmint hunting primarily then the .25-06 or .243 would have an advantage over the 7mm-08. As far as a deer and biggame rifle goes I'd have to say the 7mm-08 seems to be an awesome weapon, it has easily managed recoil on par with the .243 and achieves excellent preformance from shorter barrels unlike the .25-06. I would gladly use it against all but the biggest bears or moose and elk past 250 yards.