140 AB from a 7-08 rem

rmarshall

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Mar 10, 2010
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My boy busted some jugs a few days ago, oh what fun it is! Especially to see him nail them. He's 11 and shot his first deer this last year, cut the heart right in half! He's pretty good with his 7-08. We shot the 140 ab at 30 yards, velocity 2800 fps. Busted 5 jugs, weight retention of 77% and expanded diameter of .480", just a nice pretty AB mushroom, I think a real keeper in the 7-08 rem
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That looks to be about the ideal bullet for that cartridge. I know that in the 280, the 140 weight bullets have served me very well over the years.
 
The ideal deer cartridge/bullet combo in my eyes. Thank your son for the effort and the upload. Sounds like he's set for some time with that combo. Well, until he can start buying his own rifles and then he'll be woefully equipped and must buy several more rifles!! :grin:
 
Load about 1K AB's, and never look back for the rest of your life. (Just remember to have 2K 140BT's on hand.... they just HAVE to be in the equation)

Just soz ya noz...here's the list of N.America big game you'll be somewhat under gunned for:

Grizzlies/Brownies
Polar bears

uuuuhhh, yeah, that's about it...............
 
140 NAB at 225 yards, one shot, mv around 2840 fps, Tikka 7mm-08.

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Not bad for 77.



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pharmseller":1e7oq8no said:
140 NAB at 225 yards, one shot, mv around 2840 fps, Tikka 7mm-08.

image_zpsxnaeqkin.jpeg


Not bad for 77.



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Pharmseller, would you mind sharing what powder you use? I am looking at trying reloader 17 . Same setup. Thank

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jspickar":43zsfsr7 said:
pharmseller":43zsfsr7 said:
140 NAB at 225 yards, one shot, mv around 2840 fps, Tikka 7mm-08.

image_zpsxnaeqkin.jpeg


Not bad for 77.



P
Pharmseller, would you mind sharing what powder you use? I am looking at trying reloader 17 . Same setup. Thank

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Big Game. Max charge per Nosler. Start low, go slow.
 
pharmseller":8cjnqc0v said:
jspickar":8cjnqc0v said:
pharmseller":8cjnqc0v said:
140 NAB at 225 yards, one shot, mv around 2840 fps, Tikka 7mm-08.

image_zpsxnaeqkin.jpeg


Not bad for 77.



P
Pharmseller, would you mind sharing what powder you use? I am looking at trying reloader 17 . Same setup. Thank

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Big Game. Max charge per Nosler. Start low, go slow.
Thank you

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pharmseller":6zkrg8z8 said:
140 NAB at 225 yards, one shot, mv around 2840 fps, Tikka 7mm-08.

image_zpsxnaeqkin.jpeg


Not bad for 77.



P


Great bull, great pic and great cartridge! Congrats!
 
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