While I mainly handload for my 08s, I find a lot of 7mm-08s like Winchester loads. Good thing about this round is that its accurate with a lot of different brands of factory ammo. Handloads are usually 140 grain Balistic CTs or 120-140 grain Barnes tripleshocks. I wouldn't hesittate to take deer to elk with the latter load. As far as being more powerfull than a lot of other deer rounds?...the 7mm-08 in nothing more than a necked down .308 Win. It'll do almost everything the .308 will do with less recoil and a lot more than the .243 can do with only a llittle more recoil. Along with the .260, id put it in the category as one of the 3 best deer rounds ever made.
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