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#7093749 - 02/26/18 01:13 PM 7/08 powders.
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What powders should I be looking for?
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#7093765 - 02/26/18 01:25 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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150 or 162 grain bullets.

Which weight would yíall recommend for elk at extended ranges?
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#7093767 - 02/26/18 01:26 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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Varget has been working for me since it came out but I mostly shoot 140 or 140gr bullets in the Remington 788. Before Varget came along was loading IMR4350 a lot. Anything in those burn should work well, but those are the powder I have used in 35+ years with the 7mm-08
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#7093796 - 02/26/18 02:10 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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Varget is the powder I was thinking was so popular. They had some, so I got it.

Thank you!
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#7093798 - 02/26/18 02:11 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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Varget-4350..... That being said I'm going to give 8208 a run soon.
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#7093801 - 02/26/18 02:15 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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I have spent a good bit of time with 7-08's.

There may be some dissension here on the forum but on game I think the sweet spot is a 140.
Long range targets a 160.
Your bullet selection is up to you and your primary purpose.
Here are some powders that have worked well for me.
Varget
IMR 4350
IMR 4451
IMR 4064
H 380
Varget is where I would start


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#7093817 - 02/26/18 02:33 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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Another Varget fan here....

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#7093822 - 02/26/18 02:39 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Southtexas36]
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Originally Posted By: Southtexas36
Another Varget fan here....

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#7093829 - 02/26/18 02:42 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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On bullets, I was thinking either the150 or 162 ELD-X. Iíll run the numbers, but Iím open to suggestions.
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#7093832 - 02/26/18 02:49 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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I ran Hornady 154gr interlocks for a while, liked on game performance of the 140gr partitions better so switched back yo them.
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#7093837 - 02/26/18 02:56 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
On bullets, I was thinking either the150 or 162 ELD-X. Iíll run the numbers, but Iím open to suggestions.


Made a load with 150's in the 7mm-08 A.I. on virgin brass yesterday, just because I wanted to know. I can't give an opinion yet until I work up a fire formed load. There's a fair chance I go back to the 162's. I know them well in the standard 7mm-08, and have shot 100 of them in the A.I. version. Those bullets and H-Varget just work. Ease up to 41.0 gr of H-Varget for 162's.
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#7093858 - 02/26/18 03:14 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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IMR 4350.........

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#7093920 - 02/26/18 04:09 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
On bullets, I was thinking either the150 or 162 ELD-X. Iíll run the numbers, but Iím open to suggestions.


Made a load with 150's in the 7mm-08 A.I. on virgin brass yesterday, just because I wanted to know. I can't give an opinion yet until I work up a fire formed load. There's a fair chance I go back to the 162's. I know them well in the standard 7mm-08, and have shot 100 of them in the A.I. version. Those bullets and H-Varget just work. Ease up to 41.0 gr of H-Varget for 162's.


Sounds perfect. Thank you.
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#7093951 - 02/26/18 04:40 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
On bullets, I was thinking either the150 or 162 ELD-X. Iíll run the numbers, but Iím open to suggestions.

I am really interested on how things work out for you on those two bullets.
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#7093959 - 02/26/18 04:47 PM Re: 7/08 powders. [Re: Sneaky]
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Varget and 162 Amax worked very well for me at range. Very consistent. Speed was moderate from a 21Ē barrel but the rifle would bust clays at 300 and 600 on command. Consistently rang the gong at 1000 as well but I didnít have enough skill or glass to make good groups at that distance. Best group was 1.5Ē at 600. Varget. Ymmv.

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