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7mm-08 effectivness?

Ha - Don and I had a good "debate" going awhile back over the effectiveness of the .243. As many deer and antelope as I've downed with that caliber, you shouldn't have any problem at all with a 7mm-08, PROVIDED you become proficient with it as so many have already mentioned.

You can burn powder all day long, but until you connect the bullet with the vital, you're looking at an empty freezer.

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7mm-08 effectivness?

Sound's like I lost! Big smile

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Hey Doghouse I just went back and looked at that again. Would you give me a tie? It was a good discussion and I think we really feel about the same. Thumbs up

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7mm-08 effectivness?

I would hunt deer with a 7mm'08, but would not with a .243

That is due to the fact that I hunt in the big woods and the chance of a 40 yard shot near brush - thick stuff is just as likely as a 200 yard shot through the trees - openings between trees.

A 243 is very accurate in the hands of a experienced hunter - but should not be given to the novice hunter.

We shot over 100 rounds out of my neighbors 7mm08 and felt that it provided good accuaracy with a good amount of energy and a large enough bullet to get the job done.

It's not any better than a 308 Win but is better than a 243 Win for deer.

Just my opinion.

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7mm-08 effectivness?

Considering that .243 Win, .250 Savage, and .30-30 have been widely used with very great success on deer for years, then trust me that a 7mm-08 is plenty good to kill deer with.