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new encore barrel 7-08

Postby msbigdawg1234 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:35 am

for those shooting 7-08 .. what factory round do yall like the best
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby cwink » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:05 pm

Look into the Rem 120 Grain HP. Wicked on whitetail.
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby stang67 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:14 pm

Lotta folks rave about 120 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. Word is that they hold together much better than what you'd expect from that bullet, and I've seen cutaways that indeed show a much thicker jacket than other weight ballistic tips. With that said, for my one and only experience, the bullet didn't hold together well. But the deer died quickly.

Im trying to find a load using 120 TTSXs that shoot well now.

Check out 24hourcampfire. Tons and tons of 7-08 fans there. The ballistic tip and ttsx are favorites.
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby Wildfowler » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:19 pm

If they make a factory round with the Hornady SST, I would suggest that one. I think they should hold together perfectly at 708 velocities. I use them in my 280 Remington and have no complaints.

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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby CW » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:08 pm

Nosler 140 accubond. Shoots and performs very well.
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby peewee » Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:29 pm

Rick where and what barrrl did you get. I'm thinking of getting a 7mm-08 for my encore.
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby Weatherby5 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:58 pm

nosler 140 gr accubond
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby merlebo05 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:41 am

I have found my gun shoots the Hornady 139 gr SST the best.. It does not like the federal ammo at all
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby ScottyLee » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:55 pm

echoing whats already been said. the hornady 139 gr superformance in SST or GMX are amazing.
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby Deltaquack » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:44 pm

peewee wrote:Rick where and what barrrl did you get. I'm thinking of getting a 7mm-08 for my encore.

I'm thinking the same thing. i thought i had one and a 25-06 in the corner in my safe....and now can't find the 7-08. I was trying to figure out which one my 10 year old would prefer. It's time for him to move up from the 6.8 spc.
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby Deltaquack » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:46 pm

stang67 wrote:Lotta folks rave about 120 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. Word is that they hold together much better than what you'd expect from that bullet, and I've seen cutaways that indeed show a much thicker jacket than other weight ballistic tips. With that said, for my one and only experience, the bullet didn't hold together well. But the deer died quickly.

Im trying to find a load using 120 TTSXs that shoot well now.

Check out 24hourcampfire. Tons and tons of 7-08 fans there. The ballistic tip and ttsx are favorites.

I have several different bullets in the Nosler Ballistic Tips. One of the issues i always found, was that if the bullet didn't hit bone, the bullet would stay together. I didn't get the devastation that everyone talks about.
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby DanP » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:51 pm

merlebo05 wrote:I have found my gun shoots the Hornady 139 gr SST the best.. It does not like the federal ammo at all


Ditto
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby msbigdawg1234 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:55 am

I picked up a blued pro hunter still in package for $100 from guy that didn't need it.. been busy and deer season was so slow haven't sighted it in yet
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby stang67 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:28 am

Deltaquack wrote:I have several different bullets in the Nosler Ballistic Tips. One of the issues i always found, was that if the bullet didn't hit bone, the bullet would stay together. I didn't get the devastation that everyone talks about.

I killed my second buck with the 120 BTs Friday. Bullet hit the front shoulder and lodged just beneath the skin on the off side. Perfect copper mushroom, and it was one of only a couple deer I've killed that dropped on the spot. The first buck I killed with that bullet, the bullet did not stay together. And if I hit bone, it was only a rib. Go figure.
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Re: new encore barrel 7-08

Postby peewee » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:14 am

msbigdawg1234 wrote:I picked up a blued pro hunter still in package for $100 from guy that didn't need it.. been busy and deer season was so slow haven't sighted it in yet


Dang you got a smoking deal.
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