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    What about the T/C Venture in 7-08! I have a venture in 30.06 and love it.. Not stainless, but with the weather guard coating, should be good in weather, and also won't break the bank at around $500(price here in PA)

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    I hadn't considered that one. I just looked and the only drawback I see is the trigger. The lowest setting is 3.5 lbs. It does come in all the calibers I was considering though.

    What does everyone like about the 7mm-08? What are the advantages? Same for the .270wsm?

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    The advantages of the 7-08 are:

    1. Efficiency.
    2. Wide range of bullets/powders available.
    3. Relatively flat trajectory and good power with low recoil.
    4. Works well in a short action with shorter barrels.
    5. Excellent barrel life.

    The advantages of the 270 WSM are:

    1. Super flat trajectory.
    2. More power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alabama View Post
    I hadn't considered that one. I just looked and the only drawback I see is the trigger. The lowest setting is 3.5 lbs. It does come in all the calibers I was considering though.

    What does everyone like about the 7mm-08? What are the advantages? Same for the .270wsm?
    Alabama, you may want to check-out a Savage lightweight Hunter in 7mm/08, at 5 1/2 lbs. it may be just what you're looking for, I'm still debating on one in either the 7mm/08 or in 6.5 Creedmoor. Coupled with a Leupold ultralight scope & rings it'd come in at between 6 & 6 1/2 lbs. empty. You could be in it for right around your $1,000.00 budget, complete. If you shop around some. Bud's Guns has them listed for $695.00 & free shipping.

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    Agreed on the 7mm/08. I am a huge 280 Remington junkie, but I just bought a Winchester 70 Featherweight in 7mm/08 for my son and was very surprised by the ballistics of the 7mm/08 compared to the 280. Not much of a difference. Anyway, hard to beat that little cartridge, very efficient, little recoil, very accurate too boot.

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    Go with the savage and don't look back

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaska2go View Post
    I have a kimber montana in a 7-08 .. 22" barrel.. I reload for it using varget powder. Burris ballistic plex scope 6 pounds 8oz. Deadly accurate out to 700 yards and have harvested all the critters listed above plus caribou, a 7' black bear, & a 7' grizz. The longest shot @ 362 yards caribou traveled maybe 30 yards. My 12 year old also shoots this rifle with no complants about recoil.
    What he said.

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    I would go with the cartridge you had in mind in the beginning- the 308. While I agree with others that the 7/08 is a great cartridge, it really offers nothing of significance over it's older brother the 308 Winchester. I like the fact that you can buy 308 cartridges anywhere, and for less money than the 7/08. With a good 150 grain bullet the 308 is hard to beat.

    The only thing better would be a Browning A bolt in 270 Winchester. (Because that's what I shoot)

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    I consider the ole .270win as well. esp in that tikka since it only comes in a long action receiver.

    with 130grs it's not much of a kick at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdan68 View Post
    I would go with the cartridge you had in mind in the beginning- the 308. While I agree with others that the 7/08 is a great cartridge, it really offers nothing of significance over it's older brother the 308 Winchester. I like the fact that you can buy 308 cartridges anywhere, and for less money than the 7/08. With a good 150 grain bullet the 308 is hard to beat.

    The only thing better would be a Browning A bolt in 270 Winchester. (Because that's what I shoot)
    The only thing the 7mm/08 offers over the .308 is downrange ballistics. The .308 dia. bullet sheds it's velocity and energy pretty quickly after 300 yds. And actually the 6.5 creedmoor delivers more energy at the target at over 400yds. than either the .308 or the 7.

 

 

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