Any info on 7mm-08?
Hey guys, I was looking for some info on the 7mm-08. My wife was asking me about some Christmas gift ideas and for some time I have been wanting an inexpensive bolt action that I could carry for deer and bear that I wouldn't have to constantly worry about scratching. I did some research on the Marlin X7 and many reviews show a very accurate, good trigger, and overall solid gun for the price tag. My local gun shop has these at $309. I can't decide between the 30-06 and the 7mm-08. I have never owned or shot an 08, so I don't know much about them. Are they comparable ballistically? What about at 100, 200, or even 300 yards? Would the 08 be an adequate gun for bear? Would there be any noticable difference in recoil, as my wife would also be using this gun for deer, and the gun is only 6.25 lbs? Any info would really help. I currently have a 760 in 270, but would like to have the bolt action. I don't want to get another 270 just for a little variety I guess. Thanks.