Man that's cruising for a 140 out of a 7mm-08. But some barrels are just fast and I've come across a few Savage barrels that were really fast for whatever reason.I'm in CA so I shoot all copper out of my 7-08. My gun is a savage 110. I shoot the 140 grain Barnes TTSX. 47.5 grains of big game at 2965 fps. I think the spread was around 9 FPS. I have a Magento speed chrono and just measured it last week. I was a little surprised with the vehicle got.
Interesting that through my wife's 7-08, with a 2" shorter barrel, the same load shoots 2805 FPS.
We have four 7-08 rifles and one in 7-08 AI. They have all been fairly easy to devlope lands for and are appropriately sized for blacktail, black bear and pigs.
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They work just like and cup and core aka non bonded bullet. Complete separation on both moose we shot but they were under 100yrds and both hit ribAs im in the process of going to a 7-08 from 7 mag, im heavily considering the eldx. I shot the eldx in the 7mag and was only ever impressed by it. Id assume the same out of the 7-08.
Anyone have any catastrophic failures with the eldx? Ive heard stories of failures trying to shoot through a front shoulder. This would make sense depending on speed and due to the bullet construction.
140 Accubonds and RL-17 for me. Deadly and accurate combo, though I might experiment with a more temp stable powder and heavier bullet. Problem for me is max mag length restriction. May just experiment with Varget and H4350 with the Accubond.