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#7168279 - 05/12/18 09:52 PM Which 7mm-08 bullet
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Wondering which ammo I should get from Chad for my tikka 7mm-08. The barrel is cut down to 18 inches and I do hunt with a suppressor. I will be using it mostly for deer and hogs out to 200 yards. I will do some target shooting as well out to 500 or 600 yards.

I am thinking 150 eld x, 162 a max or 162 eld x

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#7168427 - 05/13/18 08:05 AM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Out to 200 yards, anything he produces will work great on deer and hogs. Probably not the answer you are looking for.
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#7168488 - 05/13/18 09:27 AM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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162 ELD-X
162 A-Max

Flip a coin.
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#7168553 - 05/13/18 11:47 AM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
162 ELD-X
162 A-Max
Flip a coin.

Hunting at 200 and in wouldn't the 150 do well and give more speed in that 18" barrel?

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#7168554 - 05/13/18 11:51 AM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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I'd lean more towards the 150 ELD-X for closer in shots on a shorter barrel. It will get your speeds up some, and the 150 has a great BC. The 162 is also fine. They do hit a little harder, with the heavier weight. But it's a toss up. All are good choices.
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#7168555 - 05/13/18 11:51 AM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: garyrapp55]
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Originally Posted By: garyrapp55
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
162 ELD-X
162 A-Max
Flip a coin.

Hunting at 200 and in wouldn't the 150 do well and give more speed in that 18" barrel?


It'll make more speed, yes. The payload and BC of the 162 will deliver as much energy on animals at those distances, but it will do better for the long range target shooting he also wants to do. One load will do it all. I have shot 162's a ton, and 150's for 100 bullets just to see what I thought. I am going back to 162's in my 17" 7mm-08 A.I.
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#7168556 - 05/13/18 11:52 AM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I'd lean more towards the 150 ELD-X for closer in shots on a shorter barrel.


This is fake news. peep
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#7168596 - 05/13/18 01:28 PM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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140 Accubond.

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#7168608 - 05/13/18 01:52 PM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: Jgraider]
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Originally Posted By: aggiegolfer09
I will do some target shooting as well out to 500 or 600 yards.


Originally Posted By: Jgraider
140 Accubond.


The two don't go together as well as the 150 or 162 gr.
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#7168692 - 05/13/18 04:36 PM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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Hitting steel at 5-600 is no trick with a 140 AB, and for hunting ranges of out to 200 yds as the OP said, I'd take an accubond over any ELD or AMAX made.

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#7168806 - 05/13/18 06:59 PM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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162 eld-m or amax would be my choice.
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#7168890 - 05/13/18 08:24 PM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: aggiegolfer09]
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At 7mm-08 velocities with the 160 class bullets you are not going to be pushing them so fast to worry about bullet integrity and holding together on deer and hogs.

Inside 350 yards I like the 140s that I have been using since 1982 with the 7mm-08 though have taken Nosler 140gr Ballistic Tips to a little over 500 yards. Now if I were seriously going to shoot it out to 600 yards or beyond it would be with the 162 class bullets for the higher BC. elevation is not the problem but the higher BC will help on the wind calls
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#7168902 - 05/13/18 08:33 PM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: Jgraider]
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Originally Posted By: Jgraider
Hitting steel at 5-600 is no trick with a 140 AB, and for hunting ranges of out to 200 yds as the OP said, I'd take an accubond over any ELD or AMAX made.


Does the wind not blow where you are? Yes, yes it does, ferociously.

You're wrong.

Some of us have over-full freezers at the end of 7mm A-Max and ELD-X bullets.
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#7168903 - 05/13/18 08:34 PM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
At 7mm-08 velocities with the 160 class bullets you are not going to be pushing them so fast to worry about bullet integrity and holding together on deer and hogs.


up

24" barrel, a topped out load will be making ~2700 fps MV
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#7168904 - 05/13/18 08:35 PM Re: Which 7mm-08 bullet [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
162 eld-m or amax would be my choice.


^^Has more time behind a 7mm-08 than all of us.
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