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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Lopez, Sullivan County
The gun shot great. Not the best trigger, but still good enough to shoot 1.25" groups at 100 yards. I tried 140 grain factory core-lokts, 140 grain factory Hornady Interocks and handloaded 140 grain Barnes Triple Shocks and 150 grain Banres Tipped Tripple Shocks. The two 140 grain factory loads and the 140 grain Barnes hand loads hit in the same spot. Which is good. I love the 150 grain Barnes in a higher velocity round but feel like I want a little more than the 7mm-08 can push it to get maximum expansion. The 140 grain X bullets are moving faster, so they are perfect. The only problem is that I only had a few left. But, since they print the same as the factory, I will load Barnes X bullets in the magazine and have a few factory 140 grains in my pocket in case I need them.
Anyway, gun feels great to shoot. Fits well, points easy, and recoil is mild. Took it out bear hunting in the deep snow and it was an easy carry.