Welcome to both you guys. The 7mm-08 is not a lot unlike the 7x57. I used to shoot 154 gr bullets in my 7x57's because they shot so well. But I think if I could have got the 139/140 gr bullets to shoot better, I'd have used them more.
I'd stick with whatever you are shooting now. The 7mm - 08 is plenty of rifle for antelope with any hunting bullet. Accuracy and knowing the rifle and how it shoots are far more important than anything.
Federal Premium 140 grain with Nosler Balistic Tips or Winchester Supreme with 140 grain Balistic Silvertips. Either one of these should be very accurate, give you great long range performance, and be just the right type of bullet to take down your 'lope. Have a great hunt!
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...