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    Quote Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post
    You are spoiled for choice, bush hunting any cup n core in 140-160 gn will work fine, the 145 gn Speer Hotcore are very good match with 7mm08 and cheap as chips. If you want to reach out further then 150 NBTs, 150 ELDX, 154SSTs, 160 TMKs or 162 AMAX or ELDMs are all good options
    Yup been pretty impressed with 150 ELD-X +RL17. A lot of performance for a small case.

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    I use 140gr acubonds with RL17. Very accurate in the kimber (18" barrel)
    Also do 180 gr lead subs for shooting over the dogs and have shot a few deer at close range with them too.

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    I use 120 grain Barnes TTSX in a Kimber Montana cut down to 16". Has a Hardy can and a March 1-10x24 on it. Great combo. But the coolest accessory is the SnipePod - a little lightweight removable bipod that enables sitting shots. (In a lot of tussock country its hard to find a prone rest) https://kramerdesignscorp.com/V2SnipePod.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    And how have these been working out for you @25/08IMP ?

    I've just started using the 140gr Nosler B Tips at about 2750 fps but I'm not yet fully convinced. I was expecting them to mushroom but they seem to shatter. I need to do a bit more hunting with them yet but they're certainly accurate enough.
    They are excellent. The 120 grn has a heavier jacket for weight than the 140 NBT does. For the sake of boredom killing, here's a pic of a stag I shot using them at 420 yards. One shot into the shoulder and it was all over. The knife is stuck into the entry hole in his ribs after it had gone through the shoulder (a bit gory but Im a bit over the facebook sort of pc).

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    Have a tikka and 150eldx been running 08 and seems to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    And how have these been working out for you @25/08IMP ?

    I've just started using the 140gr Nosler B Tips at about 2750 fps but I'm not yet fully convinced. I was expecting them to mushroom but they seem to shatter. I need to do a bit more hunting with them yet but they're certainly accurate enough.
    They hold together sometime never recover many a young fella I load them for shit a very nice 14 pointer at 250 yards a couple of weeks back dropped on the spot my son has used them for a number of years no issues. They do make afair amount if damage but they aren't an accubond.
    A mate uses the 140 BTip which work well also.

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    I have a 7mm08 Howa that I turned into a bushpig (16" barrel + suppressor). The aim was to have something that I could shoot out to 300yd or so, but nice and small for a lot of the bush hunting I do near Dunedin, and also relatively quiet for shooting over the dog.

    I settled on 139g Hornady Interlock with some AR2206H pushing them at 2690 fps. That has been running pretty well, consistently grouping under an inch at 100yd.

    But yesterday I tried out some Barnes 120g TTSX. I did this because that's what Duley recommended when they were doing bushpigs (unsure if they still are), and because a friend who has used the TTSX in a 223 WSM has been very impressed with stopping ability on smaller game, up to fallow deer.

    I was quietly hoping they would not perform and I could stick with my usual load. However, the results are below and they are quite good. The group below was repeatable at three different powder charges (all above max recommended) and it was only at the highest charge I went to that the group opened up again.

    So, now I'm in the situation where my standard load shoots quite well, and I know it kills well, and this new load shoots very well (so far) and supposedly kills well too. Any thoughts appreciated.

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    So whats with this 7mm08 carry on - FFS, you can't kill big animals with that stuff! they often just bounce back off, and jeeze, even the Wallabies take ages to tip over, have you even seen the ballistics on that cartridge - I can run faster and throw a medicine ball flatter. Just get a better cartridge will ya!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Edunn View Post
    I have a 7mm08 Howa that I turned into a bushpig (16" barrel + suppressor). The aim was to have something that I could shoot out to 300yd or so, but nice and small for a lot of the bush hunting I do near Dunedin, and also relatively quiet for shooting over the dog.

    I settled on 139g Hornady Interlock with some AR2206H pushing them at 2690 fps. That has been running pretty well, consistently grouping under an inch at 100yd.

    But yesterday I tried out some Barnes 120g TTSX. I did this because that's what Duley recommended when they were doing bushpigs (unsure if they still are), and because a friend who has used the TTSX in a 223 WSM has been very impressed with stopping ability on smaller game, up to fallow deer.

    I was quietly hoping they would not perform and I could stick with my usual load. However, the results are below and they are quite good. The group below was repeatable at three different powder charges (all above max recommended) and it was only at the highest charge I went to that the group opened up again.

    So, now I'm in the situation where my standard load shoots quite well, and I know it kills well, and this new load shoots very well (so far) and supposedly kills well too. Any thoughts appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocky View Post
    Whats the velocity with the tsxs
    Haven't measured it mate. Chrony is not in my bubble unfortunately. "Should" be around 2900 or more but who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocky View Post
    Whats the velocity with the tsxs
    I was pushing 3000fps when I was running the 120gr with CFE223

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    I've got a tikka that I had AI'd and long throated.
    My current load is 180gr eldm, 2209 in lapua brass doing 2650fps

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    Havnt had a chance to take any animals but having used amaxes in standard 7mm08 and 300wsm I'm confident they'll work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wsm junkie View Post
    I've got a tikka that I had AI'd and long throated.
    My current load is 180gr eldm, 2209 in lapua brass doing 2650fps

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    Havnt had a chance to take any animals but having used amaxes in standard 7mm08 and 300wsm I'm confident they'll work fine.
    Fuck yes. Whats your coal? and you still using the 1 in 9.5? I was going to buy a barret fieldcraft to run these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocky View Post
    Fuck yes. Whats your coal? and you still using the 1 in 9.5? I was going to buy a barret fieldcraft to run these
    Hey @Stocky yup its the original tikka barrel 1-9.5 twist.
    COAL is 3.096in
    BTO is 2.370 which gives me a 15thou jump

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    I was pushing 3000fps when I was running the 120gr with CFE223

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    Were you running the 120g TTSX, @HNTMAD? How did you find them?

 

 

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