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7MM-08 REM.

anyone know how this caliber performs and what is its competition? any info would be appreciated...thanks Thumbs up

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Extreamly good caliber, especially if you reload. Lays the smackdown on deer and with the right load, I wouldnt be afraid at all to take it out for elk out to 200 yards.

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Re: 7MM-08 REM.
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anyone know how this caliber performs and what is its competition? any info would be appreciated...thanks Thumbs up

There is no competation. It's no more than a 7mm on the 308 case and gets velocities similar to the 7x57. It will preform as well as you and the bullet's you choose. I've never used the 7-08 but have had three 7x57's. A hair splitter could make a case for the 7x57 or even the 280 Rem over the 7-08 but it would be an awfully fine hair! My preference in the 7x57 was the 150 to 160gr bullet's. I suspect that the 140gr class would work well also but never shot anything with them.

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I purchased a Savage in 7mm-08 to use while I worked on my 30-06. I really like the caliber. I hunt pigs in very hilly conditions. The rifle is lighter and the felt recoil significantly less. Shot 5 pigs with it last spring. All dropped with one shot.

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I love the 7.08. I was in the hunt for one for years and finally got one about four years ago. 16 deer and 8 hogs later, I couldn't be happier. Very little recoil and comparable ballistics to much bigger, hotter rounds make it a great choice for all varietys of medium game. I'm kicking around the idea of doing a North American antlered slam with mine as it will even take elk and moose if the shot is right.

If you get one I don't believe you will be dissapointed. Good luck.

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What is a North American Antlered Slam?

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It is a .308 Winchester necked down to .284 caliber. It is ideal for virtually all types of deer hunting, as well as antelope, mountain goat, caribou, and mountain sheep. It also works well as a varmint round. The closest competition are the 270 Winchester, 260 Remington, and 280 Remington, which deliver similar, but not significantly better, performance on the same animals.

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Don I am assuming he is talking about taking one of every antlered big game species in North America.

Safari Club International has neverending slams of one kind or another. Besides the ovious Grand Slam of sheep which started the whole 'slam' concept way back, SCI has big cat cat slams, caribou slams, moose slams, wild oxen slams, world slams of sheep and antlered game.......the list goes on and on.

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I wonder if they have a North American Rodent Slam?

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The 7-08 is to the 280 as the 308 is to the 30-06. All four work extremely well as North American hunting rounds.
The 7-08 is capable to perform as well with a bit less recoil than the other three. It really reaches it capability when hand loaded. 150gr spitzer bullets are very capable and not to long for the short case.

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It is funny isn't how we come up with a "slam" for everything. The North American Antlered Slam as I have heard it described is as some of you have said all the antlered species in NA. That includes whitetail, mule deer, blacktail (some debate on whether it whould be included with mulie), elk, moose, and caribou. Antelope doesn't make the list because it is not a true horned species. I have also heard it called a NA deer slam since all of those included are in the deer family, but that gets confusing with the whitetail deer slam which is all the whitetail or whitetail and mule deer subspecies in NA.

When will it ever end! I don't really care about the acolades of the slam, I would just like to take all of those species. I don't mean to hijack the thread, just wanted to respond to the question.