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    My niece killed a bull elk 3 years ago with a 140gr Accubond in a 7mm-08 quartering slightly away @ 395 yds, took out both lungs and clipped the shoulder. Didn't go more than 50 yards before piling up and this was a bull that was rut crazed to boot. Just make the shot count with a bullet that EXPANDS, PENETRATES and retains some WEIGHT. Your far better off having her shoot a gun that is comfortable than making her shoot to big of a gun and risking a poor shot from flinching.
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    I'd go barnes all week long and twice on Sunday. I won't shoot anything bigger than a coyote (I've killed lots of coyotes with them as well) with anything but a barnes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 7stwluver View Post
    I'd go barnes all week long and twice on Sunday. I won't shoot anything bigger than a coyote (I've killed lots of coyotes with them as well) with anything but a barnes.
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    The daughter of a good friend of mine killed a nice 9'1" with a 26 7/16" skull with one shot with her 7mm-08 a week ago. Barnes TSX 140 grain. They put an insurance shot into it but it wasn't needed.

    That probably wouldn't be my first choice for a big brown bear but it's what my son will be carrying for moose this fall. He'll likely have Nosler partitions in it though. They are my favorites.

    I would imagine that it would be fine for elk too.

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    I'm going to buy wife a new gun and the 7mm-08 will be what I'm getting her. I would try the 140 accubonds with it. That 7-08 is a great cartridge for many different animal. Don't second guess yourself on that choice.

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    Hard to beat the 140 accubond out of the 7-08. I have shot several hogs and deer and never recovered a bullet. Good shot in the lungs will kill any elk out there. Stay away from the front shoulder and leg bones and she will do fine. Have a great hunt and post some pictures.

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    I don't think you could beat a 140 or 150 gr. Partition in that rifle for elk but then a 140 gr. or 150 gr. Accubond would work just as well. I've been really impressed with the Accubond. I had a 280 Remington which is just a bit faster than the 7mm-08, but not a lot and I never ever felt undergunned with that rifle. The 7mm-08 will work very well for you. The 243 would have too especially since your wife shoots it so well. A 95 or 100 gr. Partition, 90 gr. Accubond, or 90 gr. E-tip would have served you well.

    Too bad you didn't check out the Nosler Forum. If you would have thrown that question out you would have gotten a multitude of answers from some very knowledgeable and very friendly folks. It's a fantastic forum as is this one.
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    6mm Remington 90 gr. E-tip 350- yards - one shot!


    280 Remington 140 gr. Partition 250 yards



    280 Remington 140 gr. Partition 250 yards


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdan68 View Post
    The 150 Partition would definitely be a good choice as well. It's really just personal preference. Hard to go wrong with all the good bullets we have available to us nowadays. Just don't use a Core Lokt! Actually, with the velocity a 7/08 produces, even a Core Lokt may work just fine.
    Easy on the Core-Lokt's there buddy! All I use on big game is Core-Lokts's in my 270 and they have always got the job done and most are 1 shot kills! The Core-Lokt will standup to alot of alot more expensive bullets and preform just aswell, maybe better.
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    The 7mm-08 is a fantastic cartridge. When coupled with an Accubond, Interbond, or Partition you will do just fine with proper shot placement.

 

 

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