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    What to do with a 7mm08 remington

    As per the title id like something with a bit gas , Though about 284 but with the longer 7mm bullets it hasn't the mag length . Would 7mm WSM or Saum be a better option ? Or should i just sell it and look for a 280. Your thought please .

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    What rifle? Action length will dictate your viable choices to a degree. A t3 with it's long action is pretty versatile.

    That said my 7mm08 isn't that far behind my 280 either.... RL17+150 ELDX @ 2820fps.... worth playing around with loads to scratch the tinkering itch?
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    AI it
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    How far you going to be shooting ? the one you got will do most within reason easily gas aint everything

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    Its a remington 700 short action . Most place i hunt the range can be from 10 to out past 500 yards quite often.

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    Do you reload? @wayno
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    @Pop Shot might chime in here, he added a long bolt stop and long action magazine with162gr Amax seated right out. Was getting around 2650fps and that load kills very well.

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    Sell it and buy the Tikka 284 for sale in the buy/sell section. Sweet little setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayno View Post
    Its a remington 700 short action . Most place i hunt the range can be from 10 to out past 500 yards quite often.
    The first thing you need to do is to figure out your parameters , distance and ability ( include ability gained by experience ) , a rifle for short distances is not really suitable for long distance . Calibre then suppress / muzzle brake and weight , and then support ( bipod etc ) then reload ? all end up being a compromise. Nothing does everything perfectly its all about what you want ! .

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    My 19" 284 tikka will deck game at those ranges and further depending on the shooter. All the work is done including load development(150sgk and 154ssts). Check in the buy sell section
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    Quote Originally Posted by mawzer308 View Post
    @Pop Shot might chime in here, he added a long bolt stop and long action magazine with162gr Amax seated right out. Was getting around 2650fps and that load kills very well.
    Yeah mate, can't complain at all. It's never let me down when I do my part. I looked at going .284 (have a spare 7/08 barrel), but gave up on that idea... for now.

    Current load holds 1000ft lbs and still 1700fps odd at well over 700 yards 😅
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    If you want a twiddly bit more power then you can fiddle around with a new powder like RL of Vihtavouri or maybe minor case tweak like AI or a bolt stop stretch .

    If you want significantly more power then you need a bigger fatter case like the WSM or RemMag. In which case you need a new action and can choose what you like.

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    I have seen .284 Win done on Remington short actions, but it’s limited as you say.
    7-08 AI is said to be a pretty good solution.

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    I went from 7mm08 to 280 in a tikka I have. I was stepping down in length and recoil from 7RM

    there is no better or worse just pick a bullet weight and the speed you want to push it

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    The 7mm-08 is a versatile calibre. I donít have a lot of experience with it yet but for years I shot a 7x57 which has the same ballistics & that served me well.

    As for 7mm-08 I load for two mates where they shoot 120 gr Sierras which is easy recoil & certainly drops big central north island red stags no problems.

    So an option is to drop down in weight of projectile. The 120 gr Sierra has been awesome. Also look at the 120 gr Speer

    The 120 gr BT has a thicker copper cup than the 140 gr BT

    As mentioned above you could ream out to AI the chamber but you need to think how much additional fps that will give as the cost & hassle can outweigh the result.

    Itíll give you a unique rifle but if you sell it... that can make things harder!
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