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I'm looking at getting a new rifle for deer hunting and am having a hard time choosing. I will be hand loading and am looking at maybe a Cooper M54 Excalibur. I have a Kahles CL 3x10x50 Multizero scope to put on it.
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Both are great cartridges. You can't go wrong with either. Package sounds nice.
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7mm Winkle! 
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Unless you want ready made match or cheap 4 MOA plus blasting ammo, 7mm08 is the stuff. Well, except .260 is better       
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

7mm Winkle! 


Some things in life are so self-evident, I'm surprised this even requires any deliberation!
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The 7mm08 is a good all around cartridge with reasonable recoil and the ability to take large game.   The 6.5 Creedmore is also an interesting choice with a flat shooting bullet.  The .308 used to have a lot going for it when reloading components were in easy supply Lapul brass Varget and 190SMk with Fed Premium primers (good luck finding all of those now). I have .308s but dont have a 7m08 or a 6.5.  I tend not to be sensitive to recoil and would consider 300 WSM my favorite, but I believe you would be well advised to go 7mm08. 
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Originally posted by urbaneruralite urbaneruralite wrote:

Unless you want ready made match or cheap 4 MOA plus blasting ammo, 7mm08 is the stuff. Well, except .260 is better       


Pa-leeeeze


Another vote for the 7mm-08
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7-08. It is the "best" "all around" round. Its nothing fancy but dose the job and dose it well. Its a fairly easy round to load for. The ones I have done have not been picky on the loads.
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7mm-Winkle + Nosler factory + Cooper 54 = guaranteed accuracy !

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WOWzers!! Great shooting and super sexy rifle, Kevin.   
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7mm-08 IS the bugs nuts! 


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Nice Kevin super nice!! The rig and the target.
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

The .308 used to have a lot going for it when reloading components were in easy supply Lapul brass...

It still does. It's excellent fodder for running into a 7-08 sizing die and necking down to a superior cartridge.Cool
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I knew that was on the horizon, was just waiting for our favorite son to show the sun rise on the 7m.08 " Dude "

Ted " you da man "!

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Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

I knew that was on the horizon, was just waiting for our favorite son to show the sun rise on the 7m.08 " Dude "

Ted " you da man "!

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He's more than a pretty face. Wink 
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Mark, indeed he is.
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The 7-08 and 7mm Rem Mag are my two favorite cartridges.

The 308 is fine, but the 7-08 is ... well ... better.
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I think we have the makings of what's known as a consensus!

...on all points raised in this thread!Wink

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My 7-08 is sticking out of that backpack:


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Don't seem to be any love for my Creedmoor or my " Bob "!!!

Ric, where are ya?
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

The 7-08 and 7mm Rem Mag are my two favorite cartridges.

The 308 is fine, but the 7-08 is ... well ... better.


My two favorites as well.  I've never had a finicky 7-08.  
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Originally posted by Peddler Peddler wrote:

Don't seem to be any love for my Creedmoor or my " Bob "!!!

Ric, where are ya?


Easy Brother! I'm "All-in" on the Creed



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308, no question.
More ammo availability.
And the military uses it.
'Nuf said!

I have several 308s, doubt there will ever be a day I do not. Yes, 7-08 is a great caliber, but 308...
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Any specific purposes for new rifle?
Distances?  (I always have to ask this question)Bandito
I can do a lot with either cartridge, or the Creed for that matter.
I have killed a lot of deer, antelope and even elk with 7-08 performance.
Could have done the same with a 3-O-Late for that matter.
Get the one you want, or one of each!Excellent

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Originally posted by Rancid Coolaid Rancid Coolaid wrote:

308, no question.
More ammo availability.
And the military uses it.
'Nuf said!

I have several 308s, doubt there will ever be a day I do not. Yes, 7-08 is a great caliber, but 308...

I believe our friend is being a bit facetious....
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