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The 7mm-08 rifle cartridge was originally developed by Remington in 1980 and is almost identical to the Wildcat Cartridge of the late 1950’s. A 7mm-08 round is a 308 Winchester case necked down to accept 7mm bullets. The 7mm-08 rifle cartridge quickly became the most popular cousin of the 308 Winchester and gained more popularity when Remington began offering 7mm-08 as a chambering option for their Model 788 and Model 700 rifles.
7mm-08 Use and Performance
7mm-08 rifle cartridges are an excellent choice for hunting a variety of game and varmints. 7mm-08 ammo is also used for silhouette and long-range shooting as well. It has a flatter trajectory than the .308 Winchester because the smaller bullet diameter is less affected by drag and crosswind. The most comparable trajectory is the .270 Winchester.
The 7mm-08 is fairly popular and most major firearm manufacturers have guns for sale that are chambered for 7mm-08. Because of the cartridges performance in shorter barrels, manufactures have chambered both bolt-action rifles and carbines for 70mm-08 cartridges. Browning offers it in in their lever-action BLR (Browning Long Rifle) and their semi-automatic rifle, the BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle). Sako offers the 7mm-08 throughout their line of Tikka rifles, and Remington offers a version of the AR-10 that’s manufactured by DPMS.
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The 7mm-08 Remington is a rifle cartridge that is almost a direct copy of a wildcat cartridge developed around 1958 known as the 7mm/308. As these names would suggest, it is the .308 Winchester case necked down to accept 7 mm (.284) bullets with a small increase in case length. Of cartridges based upon the .308, it is the second most popular behind only the .243 Winchester. However, the .308 is more popular than both. In 1980, the Remington Arms company popularized the cartridge by applying its own name and offering it as a chambering for their Model 788 and Model 700 rifles, along with a limited-run series within their Model 7600 pump-action rifles during the early 2000s.
The popularity of the cartridge means there is a fairly wide selection of factory loads, making it a choice even for those who do not handload. Bullets weighing from 100 to 195 grains are available. Bullets in the 120 to 160 grain range will suit most hunting applications while long range shooters will opt for the heavier bullets to take advantage of their higher ballistic coefficients. Medium burning rifle powders usually work best in the 7mm-08.
With the wide range of bullet weights available, the 7mm-08 is suitable for “varminting, game-hunting, Metallic Silhouette, and long-range shooting.” It is also suitable for plains game.” For long-range target and metallic silhouette shooting, the “plastic-tipped 162-grain A-Max has proven to be very accurate with a 0.625 BC (G1). This A-Max bullet, and the 150-grain Sierra Match King, are popular with silhouette shooters.ammo seek 7mm 08
The 7mm-08 Remington works in most hunting environments, including dense forest areas and large open fields. It has a flatter trajectory than the .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield at similar bullet weights because the slightly smaller-diameter 7mm bullet generally has a better ballistic coefficient (BC), and is thus less affected by drag and crosswind while in flight. Its trajectory is comparable to the .270 Winchester.
The cartridge serves experienced shooters and hunters well. However, because its recoil is a bit more than a .243 Win. and less than most loads in a .308 Win., its mild recoil makes it suitable also for youth and adults who are new shooters.
Howard Brant of Shooting Industry magazine wrote: “the 7mm-08 is a real sleeper as far as the hunting field is concerned. It is a grand cartridge which packs more than sufficient wallop to efficiently down all medium-sized big-game animals found in North America and elsewhere.”
Wayne van Zwoll of Petersen’s Hunting magazine wrote: “Efficient case design and a bullet weight range suitable for most North American big game make the 7mm-08 a fine choice for all-around hunting. Civil in recoil, it’s a perfect match for lightweight, short-action rifles. It has also courted favor on metallic silhouette ranges, where its 140-grain bullets reach 500-yard targets faster and with as much energy as 150-grain .308s.” He also described it as “deadly” for elk.
David E. Petzal of Field & Stream, wrote, “The virtues of the 7mm/08 include very light recoil, not much muzzle blast, plenty of bullet weight to do the job, and gilt-edged accuracy.”
The 7mm-08, with appropriate loads, meets the required standards for moose hunting in Sweden, Finland, and Norway. Such loads allow it, for that purpose, to be compared favourably with the 6.5×55 SE, 7×57mm, 7×57mmR, 300 Savage, 303 British, and some .308 Winchester and .270 Winchester loads. With appropriately constructed bullets, the cartridge is usable on elk, black bears and hogs.7mm 08 ammo