7mm08 for elk

Also, I'd avoid those new bonded types from Federal and Winchester. 7mm-08 Remington Even though there are a lot of factors that come into play and have an influence over how the precision is in the field, the Remington cartridge basically is known as giving a good reputation for itself. I would rather pay for a high end bullet that will work than skimp on ammo. Yes, the 7mm-08 Remington is A GOOD CHOICE for elk hunting, under average conditions, from a mid-range distance, with a medium grain expanding bullet, and with correct shot placement. I would imagine I would have to take shots closer than 300 yards and probably closer to 200 yards with proper shot placement. For use on game under 200# be serious... At 7-08 velocities you cannot hurt that bullet. Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards. What I found interesting were numbers four and five on the list above. Post Cancel. I窶况e gone back to 窶徭tandard窶� cartridges like the .284 and 7-08 I currently hunt with. Whew I hate long windy posts! Hey gang, I have been reading your forum for a while but this is my first post. It pretty much flew under the radar for years, with a few rifles and loads offered and an occasional mention in the shooting and hunting media. That is plenty of speed and energy for deer at any distance.It’s also a comparatively light-kicking round. FWIW, Guy That being said, when I do my elk hunt one day, I will more than likely reload my ammo with a more controlled expanding bullet such as the accubonds ot the barnes triple shock. At 100 yards I can shoot the teeth off a plastic fork one at a time. A few members here were strongly opposed to my opinion. will take an Elk even out beyond 300 Meters. The 12 Best Cartridges for Elk Hunting. These animals all expired less than 60 steps from where struck, most without another shot fired. If you hand load you can tailor make a load that your rifle will love, it doesn't matter if it is a 7mm-08 or a 300 magnum. It's plenty of bullet. Try a 7mm mag, or even a 300 RUM. I`d say, pick the rifle you happen to like the best and live with whichever of the two cartridges comes with it. If you handload the 7mm-08 it can be very effective. figure of 0.287, and the 7mm an S.D. However, our research suggests that Remington would be the better choice if you are after the bigger ones: moose, elk, and black bears alike. The low recoil of the 7/08 gave the youngsters quite a bit more confidence in shooting the rifle (just ask the steel sillouette shooters why the have a love affair with the 7/08). It may not display this or other websites correctly. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. 7mm-08 vs. 308 Winchester – Stopping Power Last but not least, let’s talk about the stopping power differences between the 7mm and the .308. The only thing separating these calibers from the four top calibers is use on moose and elk. I will be taking my 12-yr-old grandson along as a mentored youth hunter. Warbird2006...."please read what I stated" I was clear if the ELDM is moving at moderate velocities 2600-2700+ fps it is capable of point blank range kills and out to distances most can't fathom. The 12 Best Cartridges for Elk Hunting. Use a 140gr. Comment. Magnums extend our range by a few to several hundred yards but the capability of cartridges like our subject 7-08 greatly exceed the ability of probably over 90% of hunters. I guess all I can say about the 7mm 08 with the right bullet and bullet weight - used in the right manner it can kill HUMANELY a lot further then given credit. Use the right bullet (something that has excellent controlled expansion) and I would say that a 350yd and in shot is quite doable and ethical. So I guess if you have the right juju it can be done. He proved this in his 20s by filling a cow elk tag with the animal quartering away from him. But, I understand external and terminal ballistics. Of course, the magnum crowds had their flame throwers pointed at the advocates of the non magnum crowds. I was in favor of it on a previous lengthy and warm discussion a few months ago. Here are a couple of details that you should remember about 7mm-08 Remington and 6.5 Creedmoor. I don't understand how a bullet could break a bone in the back leg, go through the chest and exit thru the opposite back leg? Not that many years ago, the .308 was the standard silhouette cartridge. are not surprising. Obviously, it depends on what you want to do. Jester896 I think the 120 PH is even better. I have drawn a 2016 cow elk tag for the Grizzly Unit in central Oregon. bullet faster. The 7mm-08 is plenty with 140 grain bullets for good shots into the boiler room under 300 yds. The 7/08 is a little flatter shooting, while the 308 offers a more versatile bullet weight selection from 110gr to 220 gr. (within reason). Let’s look at those assumptions a bit closer in the following table. For most of the hunting I do with a 7mm-08 or 7x57—always at reasonable ranges —I’m pretty happy with how modern 140-grain hunting bullets perform, including on elk and on the general run of African plains game. I guess no one here shoots bergers since target bullets shouldnt be used on game. In the above comparison, the 162-grain Hornady ELD-Match wins because its more ballistically efficient AND lighter weight. of energy, although many newer factory loads such Hornady’s Superformance produce around 2950 fps for 2650 ME. On the downside, 7mm-08 Remington bullets only come in a limited number of configurations. Hawkeye Compact/Black Laminate Stock. That big bull elk was a whole lot bigger than any deer I've ever shot, and took a lot more work to take care of after the shot. It could bust your butt if you weren’t ready for it. The 7mm-08 is good for hunting just about any game in North America up to and including moose and elk. The 7mm-08 is a fine rifle round for elk. I had a cute little model 7 in 308. Updated: May 10, 2019. film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. Check this out. Likes: Bowyer29, SakoL61R, mossyoakpro and 7 others. You are using an out of date browser. Sarah Arrington gives you a first hand look at her favorite gun, a Howa Model 1500 in 7mm.08 shooting 139gr. 7mm Rem Mag Big Game Hunting Rifle. One needs to shoot well and not take the questionable shots. 1 pick for a pure whitetail rifle, and here’s why. Dec 6, 2019 #16. This cartridge is also great for hunting with other outdoor gears like a handy police flashlight or a useful otf knife. We could back up each other in case of a miss or have one as a backup incase one malfuntions or dropped and scope breaks. I think the little 7mm-08 can do it. My only warning is watch building a really light 308 , sticking a full throttle 180 grain load in it and handing it to a kid! The 7-08 loaded with a 175-grain SBT at 2600 fps has the minimum energy for elk out to 450 yards, adequate to 200 yards, and preferred at the muzzle. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. It is kind of like using a 243 it works, but it isn't the best option. shots out to 300 yards shouldn't stop you. Robert D. Jones Author "Winchester One of One Thousand" btw my 17 yr old daughter would take offense to your prima donna statement of .... "its his niece your comment is irrelevant" since she and her girlfriends are totally capable of baking a cake or crushing a bull from 300 or 1200 yards at will. Find a tough cartridge for one of the most prized and toughest hooved big game animals around. good luck and hope to see pictures. After all the bullet is the final connection between you and the animal. The 7mm-08 is good for hunting just about any game in North America up to and including moose and elk. The top four cartridges (.30-06, .308, .270 and 7mm Rem. Again. I still love my magnums but for cross canyon shots and long range marmots. 308 vs 30/06, 280 ai vs 7mm/08 , all you really give up is a 100-150 yards at the far end of their range. They are cheap electrochemically plated bonds designed for deer hunting. Barnes TSX 140gr I can't do this with my 7 mag. Nevertheless, the 7mm08 retains a number of fans, many having hunted with this cartridge for most of their hunting careers. Always. Anytime a fellow is using a deer cartridge on elk, I'd think he ought to make sure he's using a good bullet and placing his shots well. Shooting from about 150 yards, he put one Trophy Bonded Bear Claw 140-grain SP behind the ribcage on the left flank. And of course, keep my shots at the 350yd max distance. In comparison, the 7mm-08 Remington gives an impressive advantage during big-game hunting. The 7mm-08 matches or exceeds it AND is an inherently accurate round with 140 grain bullets. Find a tough cartridge for one of the most prized and toughest hooved big game animals around. It is hard to compare a tailor made hand load with a factory offering no matter what the caliber. Notice the 7-08 vel and energy @ 1,000yds is very similar to the 7mmRM @ 1,200yds, and the same for the 800/1,000 yds. When I was a kid we were all country boys around here and most used 30-30, .300 Savage, and 270窶冱. 20 inch pencil thin barrel. The 7mm-08 with a good 140 gr bullet (Nosler Partition, TTSX, Accubond, similar) when placed properly will take down any moose or elk you care to have a crack at. For most of the hunting I do with a 7mm-08 or 7x57—always at reasonable ranges —I’m pretty happy with how modern 140-grain hunting bullets perform, including on elk and on the general run of African plains game. Love my 7mm-08, I rarely carry the .300 WM or 7mm RM any more, unless one of my kids is along and claims the -08 from me. Likes: Bowyer29, SakoL61R, mossyoakpro and 7 others. I am having trouble justifying the purchase of a 300wsm for this coming elk season. In my opinion, it is a very good round for elk. It will probably be a short action. After the Great War, cupro-nickel, of 60 percent copper and 40 percent nickel, became the jacket of choice. I do my own reloading and was looking for suggestions on bullets. Anyone following this ELK story (Updated), Hunting Tip: Attracting Bucks During the Rut. I had a cute little model 7 in 308. Remington R25 7mm-08 20" Fluted, Mossy Oak Treestand Camo. When trained hunters use it, the 7mm-08 Remington can easily hit a … 1. I have a friend that's taken over 20 Elk using one rifle a .308. 28 Nosler,,,,300WSM,,,,338-378 Wby,,,,375 Ruger. It’s my No. I however use a .270 Win for elk these days, in factt for all my biggame hunts, deer, pronghorn, etc. Then a Montana guide came chimed in with his experience with elk and the 7/08. My only warning is watch building a really light 308 , sticking a full throttle 180 grain load in it and handing it to a kid! 7mm-08 RemingtonSometime in 1958, a certain 7mm/308 Winchester wildcat round was developed and as the name suggests, people made it simply by necking down a standa… Post Cancel. The 7mm-08 rifle he’d shot since his preteen years did all he needed. I wouldn't suggest using a 7mm-08 for elk. I have been thinking of purchasing a very lightweight rifle for elk hunting. Wind drift for the 7mm-08 load is 2.4 inches less at 400 yards than it is for the.308, too. The 6.5 Creedmoor is built for long-range shooting and is compatible with short-action firearms. But Western Cartridge Company’s Lubaloy jacket, comprising 90 percent copper, 8 percent zinc and 2 percen… .243 is usually under 100. Always better to be safe than sorry. Nothing personal against the 308 Winchester. The main difference between 6.5 and 7mm-08 ammunition revolves around velocity, penetration power, and target type. When trained hunters use it, the 7mm-08 Remington can easily hit … IC … 308 vs 30/06, 280 ai vs 7mm/08 , all you really give up is a 100-150 yards at the far end of their range. The 7mm-08 is plenty with 140 grain bullets for good shots into the boiler room under 300 yds. A year later, a 7mm-08 got me an elk in that same canyon. The 7mm-08 Remington is based on the .308 Winchester case necked down to 7mm and was loaded with a 140-grain bullet at 2860 fps. My .300, 338, and .358 magnums would shoot through an elk end to end with the right bullets, but I was taught not to take those shots. which is not that much harder-hitting than the 7mm/08. I have used it on elk and it is a fine bullet. It also features a trigger that is adjustable and releases at 3.6 to 4 pounds. 7mm-08 is a fine round for elk. No real need for magnums until you窶决e getting past 5-600 yards. 20 inch pencil thin barrel. Try a 7mm mag, or even a 300 RUM. Dec 6, 2019 #16. I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. Shot placement is more important than the bullet. That is unless you are hunting parrie dogs or ground squirls but then you don't need all that power. Yes, the 7mm-08 defeats 308. A century ago, bullets were just getting used to high speed. The 7mm-08 case is just the 308 case necked down to hold the narrower bullet. Opening day of deer season comes only once a year. In his little article he says " I can shoot up 3 boxes at the range with no blue shoulder. Will the 7mm-08 with the proper bullet do the job? by William Elkins (St. Pete, FL USA) I purchased a Browning 7mm Rem Mag A-Bolt Stalker 2, will this be a capable elk gun?I also equipped it with talley rings & mounts and the Zeiss Conquest 4.5 x 14 x 50mm AO MC AND #20z-plex reticle with target turret. With 140-grain Nosler Partitions, if you aim your 7mm-08 at an elk's vitals correctly and pull the trigger, you can be confident that the least of your worries will be the performance of the bullet on the terminal end! Please don't be the guy who says hey you didn't listen to the OP - I most certainly did. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. On another site, there was quite a long flaming thread about the 7/08 being used on elk. I use the 7mm-08 year around shooting varmints, pronghorns, deer, elk, and anything in season. I'm just surprised to see so many now in favor of the 7mm-08 for elk. I think it's a grood cartridge. I wouldn't suggest using a 7mm-08 for elk. The 7mm-08 Remington is based on the .308 Winchester case necked down to 7mm and was loaded with a 140-grain bullet at 2860 fps. The top four cartridges (.30-06, .308, .270 and 7mm Rem. If you窶况e never been to his site I highly recommend it. Avoid the 140 grain Ballistic Tip. But, if you want to hunt bigger and/or tougher species like elk, moose, big-bodied black bears, and the like, I feel the 7mm-08 Remington has a bit more versatility than does the Creedmoor design. thanks for your suggestions.-Vmax/Madras, Oregon You can get the 7mm-08 in 120,140, and 150 grain bullets. He will be shooting a Ruger American in 7mm-08. Layne used a Nosler Model 48 Liberty in 7mm-08 and Nosler factory ammo with the 140-grain Ballistic Tip bullet to take this mule deer in northern Utah. The 7mm-08 is a fine rifle The 7mm-08 is a fine rifle round for elk. Academically, the 7mm-08 fires a 140-grain, .284-inch diameter pill at 2800 fps, resulting in 2,400 ft.-lbs. I have only seen a couple of hunters that fire more than a couple of rounds to get their animal and as far as accuracy you are talking about a target the size of a basket ball. I proved that to myself several times including in my post titled 162 ELDM performance in a separate thread a few days ago. Practically all were one shot boiler room shots, and very few made it to 50yds. Gilding metal (90 percent copper, 10 percent zinc) was first thought too soft for the friction generated by 150-grain bullets in .30-06 service ammunition. I would think that with the proper bullet and shot placement, the It’s also a comparatively light-kicking round. It can't help but win. I believe this was the first elk taken with it. For target practice you can reduce the power in the loads to where you can practice a lot more and then when it comes to hunting you can put in that full power load for that extra range and knock down when you need it. I'm getting a new 7mm-08 soon and am wondering what the conventional wisdom here is saying about a good bullet to shoot for elk. Still, I’ve killed elk with pretty ordinary bullets from the .30-30 and .32 Special, the 6.5×55 and 6.5 Creedmoor, the .260 and 7mm-08. Here’s a golden rule to follow for big game hunting : you will want your caliber to generate a minimum of one thousand feet per pounds of force sin order to bring down deer, elk, moose, and bear. The nice thing about the magnum cartridges is that you don't need to shoot magnum rounds in them. of energy, although many newer factory loads such Hornady’s Superformance produce around 2950 … KellyTimoffee, Jun 2, 2008. I've killed elk with a 30-30. I have a 7mm-08 but wanted to get something larger for elk. Academically, the 7mm-08 fires a 140-grain,.284-inch diameter pill at 2800 fps, resulting in 2,400 ft.-lbs. Like the rest here I think the 7mm-08 is an OK round for elk. Would a 7mm-08 used on elk be comparable to a .22-250 on deer? But that must be taken with a grain of salt, as not each situation will be the same, and an elk or moose will be best handled by the heavier 160 or 175-grain 7mm bullet better than it will … Updated: May 10, 2019. on 200- to 300-pound wild boars on my land in Oklahoma, and as long as the bullet is a premium, controlled expansion type, I have no problem dropping them where they stand, including when shot through their armored shoulders. Well, I once had one of our hunters tell us the deer he shot was behind a tree and he had to bend the bullet around it to make the shot. Mag.) Or you can steal your girlfriend's .270. If you're tempted by a cheap bullet, go for the 150 grain Speer Hot Core loaded by federal. Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. I use 42 grains of VarGet with the 140s. Best Elk hunting caliber Why the 7mm-08 Remington is a top short-action choice: A direct copy of the 7mm/.308 wildcat dating back to 1958 and earlier. It is a bolt- action rifle, it is chambered in short action 7mm-08 REM, 243 win. Another stubby powerhouse, the .300 Remington Short Action Ultra Mag, also came my way before I’d heard of it dropping an elk. After 38 years of guiding and outfitting elk hunters in western Colorado I long ago came to this same conclusion. If you shoot elk with Texas heart shots (NOT ADVISED) then man up and use a 338 Win MAG. A missed shot is a missed shot no matter how big the gun is. Who cares? Still. I shoot the 150gr SBT in my 7/08 and would not have any quams about sending one into a muley at 500 and under. I have seen quite a few hunters use it for both deer and elk and as you said if you keep the … One of the best elk guns is KIMBER MODEL 84M CLASSIC. And you've got lots of choices in factory loads. I've had a .243 and a 7mm-08. Jester896 The one thing I would do which I am sure you already now...is preactice practice practice.....while the caliber is not the 300 a well placed bukllet will put a cow or bull down with no problems. I managed to find one more bull there when the .270 WSM came to market. Layne used a Nosler Model 48 Liberty in 7mm-08 and Nosler factory ammo with the 140-grain Ballistic Tip bullet to take this mule deer in northern Utah. Its all about the shooter. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm On his last hunt he was drawn for a Cow tag, and hit her in the heart; she reared up on her hind legs like a horse and crumpled down right there not taking a step. In my opinion it all boils down to penetrating the tougher bone mass of such a big animal. My son uses the Federal Premium in the 140gr Nosler Partition for his Elk hunts with his 7mm-08. Well, I can do the same thing with a 340 Weatherby or my 7mm mag with reduced loads. I'll start something now, I've taken Elk with a .243, .270, 7mm-08, 7mm Mag, 30-06, and a 300 H&H. http://sed88.tripod.com/rem7/compare.html. As for power, I’ve routinely used a 20-inch-barreled Remington Model Seven in 7mm-08 Rem. Commercialized in 1980, the 7mm-08 did not garner the hype lavished on many new cartridges. Keeping in line with this I see many posts claiming you must have a magnum to even consider hunting elk. 308 for elk is a good caliber for this type of gun. just practice! By Joseph von Benedikt. It was a thread changing post. 7mm-08 is alot flatter shooting and is a great cartridge for any thin skinned game If you shoot elk with Texas heart shots (NOT ADVISED) then man up and use a 338 Win MAG. In terms of cheap factory loads, I'd avoid the Remington 140 Core-Lokt 140 Power Point and 140 Balllistic Silvertip, but would consider the Federal 150 grain loaded with the Speer Hot Core. This is just my opinion and we will all shoot whatever we want, even if it窶冱 way more than is needed. You can purchase either a 140 or 150 grain premium bullets for it and be set for the hunt. My son uses the Federal Premium in the 140gr Nosler Partition for his Elk hunts with his 7mm-08. of 0.248, and though the 7mm-08 offers a velocity advantage of 115 fps or so, the penetration advantage would still go to the 6.5 Creedmoor. The 7mm-08 Rem., despite its metric-system name, was made in 1980 by the Remington Arms Co. by necking down .308 brass. I figure having 2 rifles will be better. The 7mm-08 and .25-06 are hardly ever mentioned as all-around calibers, yet here they are. I have never lost an Elk that I've shot at, some were at close range others at yardage I won't even mention. The 7mm-08 and .25-06 are hardly ever mentioned as all-around calibers, yet here they are. Elk hunting cartridges and calibers, at least in Randy Newberg's opinion, does not require super magnums. My Dad and brother used 250's in the western part of your state for over 30 years and never lost a single deer. They make a terrible mess of an animal and ruin too much meat. I have a lot more experience with the 154 Hornady which I prefer but the 140 PH is a good bullet nonetheless. I killed my first elk with a .280, you're only 100 fps behind that with a 7mm-08. It’s important to remember what the main use of the 7—08 is—rifle silhouette competition. This has made me a better shooter and hunter." I have never lost an Elk that I've shot at, some were at close range others at yardage I won't even mention. A few used 窶�06窶冱 and a very few used magnums, mostly the city guys that came out and most of them couldn窶冲 hit a bull in the butt with a hand full of rice. I like the 7mm-08 a lot better. Why the 7mm-08 Remington is a top short-action choice: A direct copy of the 7mm/.308 wildcat dating back to 1958 and earlier. It could bust your butt if you weren窶冲 ready for it. In closing the ELDM is capable of killing up to Elk size game from point blank 100 yards out to 1100 AS LONG AS it is not moving too fast out of the Muzzle. Assuming reasonable accuracy and velocity (say, 2,750 fps for a 139-140gr and up near 3,000 fps for the 120gr), what would you run for elk out to 300 yards (maximum, shots would normally be much closer)? accubond and you should be fine. I'll start something now, I've taken Elk with a .243, .270, 7mm-08, 7mm Mag, 30-06, and a 300 H&H. What I found interesting were numbers four and five on the list above. 7mm-08 for Elk with a quality 140gr bullet loaded to approx 2800ft/sec muzzle vel. He'll be using the same again this fall on a … It's just that the 7mm-08 Remington a more ballistically efficient cartridge.Perhaps I should apologize for pointing this out so often (like in this blog. Comment. By Joseph von Benedikt. So the decision has been made, and Paula is already stopping in at our local club’s indoor .22 range on Wednesday evenings, looking forward to spring when she takes it outside with the 7mm-08 and starts extending her shooting range out to 200 and then 300 yards (she’s already pretty darn good at … It is kind of like using a 243 it works, but it isn't the best option. For the premiums, your best selection is from Federal in 140 grain weights: Barnes TSX, Trophy Bonded and or Nosler Partition. .30-06. You can purchase either a 140 or 150 grain premium bullets for it and be set for the hunt. While assessing different cartridges, you could have a general idea about their characteristics if you carefully research their development history. I've killed (dropped in his tracks) elk out to 340 yards with a .280 Rem. Mag.) He informed all of us that he has on several occasions, taken youths out on elk hunts and his number one caliber for them is the 7/08. Obviously, it depends on what you want to do. Nathan has complied real world data on killing of game with all manners of bullets and provides some good insight. I have used .338 250 IL spire points at 2700 fps on 3 elk, seen what 7mm 175 gr IL do to elk at 2700 fps and 2900 fps,and 30 cal 180 gr IL in round nose and spire points at 2700 and 3000 fps. 7mm-08 Remington for Elk. Academically, the 7mm-08 fires a 140-grain, .284-inch diameter pill at 2800 fps, resulting in 2,400 ft.-lbs. So the decision has been made, and Paula is already stopping in at our local club’s indoor .22 range on Wednesday evenings, looking forward to spring when she takes it outside with the 7mm-08 and starts extending her shooting range out to 200 and … First let me say that I have never been elk hunting let alone shot one. In comparison, the 7mm-08 Remington gives an … I have seen quite a few hunters use it for both deer and elk and as you said if you keep the range within reason there should be no problem. 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