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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Hey Mike, I found you the perfect 7mm-08.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2880890#Post2880890


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Why would anyone spend all that money on 7mm08?  Doesn't make sense to me...
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Hey Mike, I found you the perfect 7mm-08.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2880890#Post2880890
 
That is an awesome setup.
Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Why would anyone spend all that money on 7mm08?  Doesn't make sense to me...
 
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Hey Mike, I found you the perfect 7mm-08.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2880890#Post2880890
 
That is an awesome setup.
Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Why would anyone spend all that money on 7mm08?  Doesn't make sense to me...
 
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Take all the pokes you want at those O'Connor worshippin' 270 huggers out there, but leave the little gem 7-08 out of it!
 
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I like 7mm08, think it is a great hunting round.  But $7000.00??? My 338 Custom with Hensoldt cost quite a bit less than that, and I've got all the "tricks".  I could see spending $3k on one with some really nice wood (African Tigerwood or something like that), but $7k??? for a "tactical" 7mm08???  Can't see it.  
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Why would anyone spend all that money on 7mm08?  Doesn't make sense to me...
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where is Pyro? He's a BIG 270 fan.
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I think the (now) $6200 price includes the Premier 5-25 along with a few goodies like the Alpha mags and the rail, which is maybe $200 total new. So maybe he spent $3K on the rifle. I'm not saying he should expect to get all his money out of it, but the Surgeon action alone even @ gunsmith prices runs $1291 from Brownells or $1295 from Surgeon. It sounds like about what you'd expect to pay for a really nice custom short-action.
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I have (3) 270s.
I have (12) 308s.

It is a lot easier to hit a deer at 500 yards with a 270.
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Originally posted by Clark Clark wrote:

I have (3) 270s.
I have (12) 308s.

It is a lot easier to hit a deer at 500 yards with a 270.


Good night.  I don't even have 12 rifles.  Bucky


Edited by supertool73 - November/08/2011 at 12:28
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Well as many rifles as you have, I'd say its the best bet that you have better luck hitting them with a rifle than with either round hahahaEvil Laugh out Load
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Maybe it's because it's so difficult to pick which .308 to use.  Big Smile

I've never shot an animal out that far because I just don't. But I have put 7 out of 8 rounds into an X ring @ 600 yards with a .308 in a light wind so it is not a question of capability, just one of what one is comfortable with when it comes to animals. It takes 2/3 of a second or more for a really good high-power round to travel 500 yards. Some animals will stay still while others will start. There's no way they can hear the shot but I wouldn't be surprised if an antelope that is already eying you suspiciously with its 8X vision might see the muzzle flash or some other movement.
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Originally posted by jonoMT jonoMT wrote:

I wouldn't be surprised if an antelope that is already eying you suspiciously with its 8X vision might see the muzzle flash or some other movement.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kickboxer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/08/2011 at 16:38
Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Originally posted by Clark Clark wrote:

I have (3) 270s.
I have (12) 308s.

It is a lot easier to hit a deer at 500 yards with a 270.


Good night.  I don't even have 12 rifles.  Bucky
I have 12 rifles, but NONE of them are .270...  Is that even a rifle caliber??
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The best use for 30-06 brass is necking it to 270!!
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Originally posted by Johnny Johnny wrote:

The best use for 30-06 brass is necking it to 270!!

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The best use for 30-06 brass is necking it to 270!!
Yup. See page 3.. where I said..... "The .270 is the only good thing ever to come out of the -06 case.

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The 30-06 is a great cartridge, if you have nothing else to use!!YippeeExcellent
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The 30-'06 has probably stopped more hearts than all other rifle cartridges lumped together...It can't be all that bad. Mine has killed an elk, bison, and several other lesser creatures. And that is just in my hands, it is a early serial 1903 Springfield barrel-stamped 1916.
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Now THAT was an entertaining thread right there lmao  just get a 280 and that's all you ever lead.
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