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7mm 08 Vs .260 Remington??

Currently my son hunts with a .260 Remington Model 7 rifle. I was looking to upgrade to a larger caliber and was looking at the Savage synthetic stock 7MM 08. What is the difference between the two calibers? Should I just upgrade the youth stock to a regular stock on the Remington?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 11:18 PM
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Re: 7mm 08 Vs .260 Remington??

i personally would keep the 260, i really like the 6.5mm for hunting.
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Let your son keep the 260 and buy a 7mm-08 for yourself..
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Virtually no difference other than cost of ammo. You want bigger go with a 270. Either are fine for deer if you can shoot them right.

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Re: 7mm 08 Vs .260 Remington??

How much difference is their between the .260 and .243 in performace and noise?
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Re: 7mm 08 Vs .260 Remington??

I love the 6.5 family and don't see much of an upgrade by going to the 7-08. A little better bullet weight selection maybe. If you are going to make the jump to the .284 family, I think the .280 Rem is a better choice than the 7-08

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Re: 7mm 08 Vs .260 Remington??

On the first two deer that my son killed with the .260 Remington, he was shooting Remington core lok 140 gr and within fifty yards the bullet went in like a pencil point and came out like a pencil point. No blood did recover both deer little damage. Then we change to .260 Federal Premium Vital Shock and the next year he shot a bear and the damage was incredible, I don't know is that what I can expect with the federal premium ammo or was that a fluke occurance? He not pulled the trigger in the last two years to confirm that this gun is capable of being a good deer and bear rifle.
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Re: 7mm 08 Vs .260 Remington??

I own both and like the .260 better but I hand load for both. Try some 100-120 grain nostler ballistic tips for whitetail deer. The 140 core-crap is too heavy for whitetail deer and your example proves it. They are designed for elk not whitetail and are too heavy a construction for deer. I lived in KS up until a few months ago and have killed some huge deer with a .260 or my 6.5/06 (Which will make a .270 look sick) from 40 to 450 yards and only had one go 10 yards the rest dropped in thier tracks. I have a 171 1/4 BC killed at 220 yards with the .260 and he dropped in his tracks. (100 grain bullet)

Both the .260 and the 7mm-08 are great rounds. I like them both over the .270 and yes I own one. As a reloader and an explosive expert I like the bullet selection of both and the better performance of the .264 and .284 bullets down range. (That is scientific facts not personal opinion) I own 2 .260 rifles and 2 7mm-08 rifles so I like them.

You would not benifit the cost of the new rifle to up grade. Kind of like 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other. If you really want to get 100% performance reload. Other wise you will get what the factory thinks is best and they almost always go worst case senerio and give you an elk bullet for whitetail. Yes they will kill a deer but its like dancing with an ugly girl when you could have had the prom queen just for asking. LOL

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what about blood trail from the 708 is it good

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Re: 7mm 08 Vs .260 Remington??

7-08 usually kicks harder. I wouldnt go from a .260 to a 7-08. You will have absolutely no idea you made a change. The .260, IMO is a super-performer. It holds onto its energy for a LOOOONGG ways. Do yourself a favor, use good ammo. Core Lokt is garbage. Most guys love it because they dont know any better, and its cheap. Yes, it has killed more deer than any other ammo out there. But, if over history, folks had only used a premium ammo, there would be WAY more deer killed. Im not knockin anyone that uses it. Ive used it myself. But premium bullets make a big difference. So if you dont mind spending the extra, use quality ammo out of that .260 and you will have a death machine on your hands.
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