This followed me home yesterday. 7mm08 ammo suggestions

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  1. turkeyhunter91

    turkeyhunter91 10 pointer

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    20201017_203444_copy_554x976.jpg I found a stainless/walnut ruger mark 2 7mm08 at a gun shop yesterday. I put a Leopold vx3i 3.5x10 scope and put on it. My wife had a youth howa 7mm08 but it was super picky about ammo I'm hoping the ruger won't be. I would like to shoot nosler 140 grain accubonds if I can find the powder. If anyone has a good load worked up in 7mm08 I would appreciate any suggestions, if I can find it nosler recommends ramshot big game.
     
  2. rcb216

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    Oh my! I’m in love with that rifle!! Beautiful. And I just bought a VX3i Leupold. It’s a 4.5x14x40. Has that twilight max glass. You will love it!! Hope it holds a good load for ya. If you want get on Reloaders forum. You can get a good load off there I’m sure.
     
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  3. CRFmxracer

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    Beautiful rifle
     
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  4. model70

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  5. bowhunter269

    bowhunter269 12 pointer

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    I don't even rifle hunt and I'm jealous !! Beautiful piece !
     
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  6. bluegrassDan

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    I was shooting 175gr Speer Grand Slams over Varget or IMR 4064 if I remember right. I will check my load data. Its a great round for sure.
     
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  7. RLWEBB

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    Beautiful Ruger.
     
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  8. turkeyhunter91

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    Thanks everyone.I loaded some 140 accubonds with varget and h414. This pic is the varget, a few of the shot was off because of me and I knew as soon as I shot but I was happy with it. That is 1 of the bullets after going through some ruff sawed poplar scraps I had. It went through a 2x4 and 4 1 inch boards and it busted the back of it out putting a dent in the 5th board. I loaded up 15 more tonight and I'm hoping to get all the adjustments made before long. I sighted it in with 140 grain fusions and it shot a triangle measureing 7/8 on all 3 sides so i was happy with factory ammo also.
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  9. Zebulon Pike

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    The Fusions group really well from my Encore 7mm-08 and I used them to get zeroed for load development.
    In regard to powder, Big Game has produced excellent groups and high velocities.
    I settled on 120gr Barnes T•TSX for deer and have been very happy with the on game results.
     
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  10. cdalle6

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    I shoot the Fusion 120 grain orange box and get good results out of them, but haven’t been able to find them recently besides on Federals website for 40 bucks! Last year they were 28.99
     
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  11. RLWEBB

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    That might end up being a bargain.
     
  12. cdalle6

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    I almost pulled the trigger on 4 boxes today off their website because I have the same thought in the back of my head. I’m down to my last 20 and cannot find it local ANYWHERE. All the more reason I need to start reloading.
     
  13. 1wildcatfan

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    51 gr W760, 120 gr ballistic tip for deer for us. 3100 fps.
    140 gr accubond for elk for us. 2875 fps, will have to check on load data. We only use winchester brass, a fraction more capacity.
     
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  14. turkeyhunter91

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    I really like the fusion ammo it is what I use in most of my rifles. that is what I sighted this rifle in with and they shot good. I did find out federal is selling just the fusion bullets for reloaders now. I'm thinking of picking up a box to try.
     

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