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    Quote Originally Posted by sambnz View Post
    Whats your 308 specs Gibo? My 308 is 17" running 125gr accubonds at 3k. Have run out of those projectiles so interested to see what others are using.
    mod 7, 16" bbl, 165 Nosler BTs doing 2650. Went away from the light pills, hence you getting my 125s
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    Quote Originally Posted by keenbloke View Post
    Definitely prefer to make the current rifle work for me. First rifle so shes got a sentimental attachment hahaha
    I think you can do that quite easily, grab some dies etc and you will be away
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    Hahaha this is making me much more animated than my statistics lecture
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    That's fine, we will teach you how to gather and use the statistics of your new 708 loads in due course
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    I went down a similar route a bit before Christmas and got keen on a 6.5 Grendel as well but ended up with a 2nd hand Rem 700 adl in 7.08 mm and like yours it shoots really well.
    The Grendel is a cool little cartridge and I think would make a good 300 mtr rifle but it really starts to lose it's energy out further hence my choice on the 7.08 mm
    I think you just need to get out with the 7 mil, you know it likes the white tail ammo and do some distance shooting and get a drop sheet worked out or run a ballistic app and dial up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    mod 7, 16" bbl, 165 Nosler BTs doing 2650. Went away from the light pills, hence you getting my 125s
    Shit thats a good memory. Are you running 2206H or H335? Have you tried the new 168gr ELDs??

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    Shoot the 7mm08. Nosler nbts, 140 Berger, or the new 150 eldx would all be good options at 7mm08 speeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambnz View Post
    Shit thats a good memory. Are you running 2206H or H335? Have you tried the new 168gr ELDs??
    2206h. Nah havnt strayed from the 165s yet
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    If you intend having a bolt action, I wouldn't bother with the Grendel unless it's going to be youth rifle.
    I have an AR15 upper in the calibre, as it's far better than hunting with a .223 AR for knockdown.
    Not so good for losing the brass though.

    I'm using 123gn SSTs, CFE223 powder and Hornady brass, which I can handle losing more than Lapua.
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    Have you dropped some deer with it @dogmatix ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    If you intend having a bolt action, I wouldn't bother with the Grendel unless it's going to be youth rifle.
    I have an AR15 upper in the calibre, as it's far better than hunting with a .223 AR for knockdown.
    Not so good for losing the brass though.

    I'm using 123gn SSTs, CFE223 powder and Hornady brass, which I can handle losing more than Lapua.
    Yeah the lads have pinted that the 7mm08 should get there with some work so thats the direction i'm gonna now take

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    The 7mm 08 burns 50% more powder than the Grendel So will always have better knockdown.

    The advantage of the Grendel it that you can use a smaller shorter lighter action . But you compromise On maximum range for a given Kinetic energy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagheera View Post
    The 7mm 08 burns 50% more powder than the Grendel So will always have better knockdown.

    The advantage of the Grendel it that you can use a smaller shorter lighter action . But you compromise On maximum range for a given Kinetic energy.
    The advantage of the Grendel is it turns an AR15 into a hunting rifle, an extremely accurate one at that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    The advantage of the Grendel is it turns an AR15 into a hunting rifle, an extremely accurate one at that
    Hahaha I know. I've seen that beauty you put together. It's what first attracted me to the caliber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Have you dropped some deer with it @dogmatix ?
    Still waiting, last trip away was when I picked up the barrel.
    No hunting for me at the mo sadly, munted my right elbow ligaments.
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