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Old 12-10-2012, 03:53 AM   #1
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I bought a rem 7mm-08 for my Son. Attempted to sight in with 140 grn Winchester Silver Tips. The gun was bore sited, and it refuses to group at all. At 100 yards, it's all over the place. Different scope, same results.

My friend bought two 7mm-08 Wheatherby Vanguards for his boys. I gave him 5 rounds left over from one box and another full box of the Silver Tips. The first rifle sighted in dead nuts, second rifle was all over the place just like my Remington was.
On the second box, a case split and scared the hell out of both of us.
I have lost all faith in the Winchester ammo.
Before I go spend 50 or 60 bucks on ammo again, what Ammo are you guys shooting?

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:54 AM   #2
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For my 7mm-08, I like the Hornady Nosler 139 grain.
Truth of the matter is, you may have to shoot ammo from different manufacturers to see which one groups the best in that particular gun.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:30 AM   #3
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I am loading a 140 gr Nosler Ballistic tip. You have to see what your gun likes though.
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I have 2 7mm08 and both shoot fine with hornady 139gr
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I am one that will try every sub $25 box of ammo to see what works for my guns. I recently had to go through a few different brands till I found that the Federal Fusions work best in one of my rifles.

Just have to find what it likes. You can have two rifles that are identical in make/model shoot differently with the same ammo.

Also try different bullet weights as well in the same brand. My 30-06 loves some cheap 180 Core Lokt bullets. But the groups get a little worse when I go down to 165's or 150's. I can put them through the same hole at 100 yards with the 180gr rounds.

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I have a bolt action remington, and a Thompson Prohunter in 7-08 they both like 140gr fusions.....
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I have a bolt action remington, and a Thompson Prohunter in 7-08 they both like 140gr fusions.....
+1 140gr fusions
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #8
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I have 2. Both shoot Fusions well. One shoots Hornady's version of the balistic tips OK. the other will not put them in the same zip code. Both shoot the Barnes TTSX extremely well. Those are 50 a box, and hard to find in 7-08. I am re-loading 3 boxes of them now (by my nephew), and will see how they do. He is doing two boxes at factory specs and 1 a little up. I shoot the fusions when I just want to shoot, but the barnes are the ticket on a deer. I was told federal was loading that bullet in one of their rounds this year, but dont know how it compares the Barnes full factory load.
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Just found the Barnes TTSX on ammo to go for 39.95 a box. Not sure how much shipping is, but that is a good price on the ammo.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/index....mm08-remington
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