7-08 for lefties

Wyobohunter

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162gr ELD-M
41.6gr Varget (41gr book max)
CCI 200
Lapua Brass
2.126” CBTO

I’m right at 2690 fps with a 20 shot ES 16 SD 4

This is above book max, so start safe and work up.
Those are excellent results. What is the rifle and barrel length?
 

Doc Holliday

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22.5" Tikka Superlite. I Waited until roughly 200 rounds down the barrel before starting load development. Verified this velocity out to 600 yards. Those 162 ELD-M's are deadly at 7-08 velocities.
I would think the 162 gr SSTs would be as well for soft targets like deer and sheep, yes?
 

ram94

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I would think the 162 gr SSTs would be as well for soft targets like deer and sheep, yes?
I've only shot the SST in a 7RM so I cant say for sure. It would probably do just fine as most cup/core bullets benefit from non-magnum velocity. The ELD-M just holds its speed a bit further out.

Sorry OP for the de-rail.
 

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I bought my son a Lefty Tikka superlite in 6.5 manbun that I am going to swap to a 7-08. Nothing against the 6.5 but I have a lot of bullets for the 7 as well as dies.
 

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I’m thoroughly annoyed that Tikka makes a 6.5 CM in LH but no 7mm-08 or 6.5 PRC. Or, my biggest wish they would is a LH .280 AI.
😠

7mm Rem Mag ballistics are great but homey don’t play with belted cases 🤮

If they make a 280AI lefty I'll order one day one.
 
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Well for after some research, i think christianson arms or maybe browning are the only companies offering what I am looking for in lefty without completely breaking the bank or buying super cheap. Thanks for the input.
 

sambo3006

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I have a left hand Sako 591 in 7mm-08. I love it. It feeds so smoothly that blindfolded you couldn’t tell if you were cycling the bolt empty or feeding a round. Accuracy is superb as well, well under an inch. It also holds 5 down in the mag plus one in the chamber.
You hardly ever see one come up for sale unfortunately. If you ever do, buy it!
 

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WELL since no one mentioned it & BTW I am also a lefty! I would look at the Browning BLR in 7mm-08 its slick as bear grease and light as a feather.... couple of tweaks and they shoot lights out! Not to mention it's a lever gun....and its cool as chit!
Just saying bro....

Cheers
 
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WELL since no one mentioned it & BTW I am also a lefty! I would look at the Browning BLR in 7mm-08 its slick as bear grease and light as a feather.... couple of tweaks and they shoot lights out! Not to mention it's a lever gun....and its cool as chit!
Just saying bro....

Cheers
Im open to thinking out of the box. What tweaks? How far can you accurately shoot with it?
 
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