Can you tell me about 7mm-08?

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    Can you tell me about 7mm-08?

    I admit, I'd never even heard of the cartridge until my brother told me he wanted to by a rifle chambered for it. (Don't know the model; think it is a Marlin.)

    So, what's the skinny on the 7mm-08?
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    It's a 308 brass casing necked down to accept a 7mm bullet. Very flat shooting, with lighter recoil than the 308. That's all I know about it. My brother has one, it's supposed to be fairly equal to a 270, but in a short action.
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    Exellent cartridge that is very popular for woman and kids for deer rifles.

    Great accuracy,low recoil, gets the job done,great deer killer.

    Chambered in short action rifles, which makes them a bit smaller and lighter to carry.

    Ammo is easy to find and it seems to be more effective on deer than a .243, which is also popular for the same reasons.
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    20 and some years ago we used 7mm Laser in a Remington XP-100 single shot pistol for 'Handgun Silhouette Shooting" (IHMSA).
    A 308 case shortened and necked down to 7mm; very flat trajectory, very accurate, and manageable recoil - my 115 lbs wife would shoot the 40 shots of a match with no problem.
    Did my first "40" with that pistol ...
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