Why is it called 7mm-08?

Why is it called 7mm-08?

The 7mm-08 Remington, like the . 308 Winchester, gives an excellent balance of flat trajectory, minimal report and recoil, and effective killing power. Rifles for the 7mm-08 are usually short, light and handy, and the cartridge makes a great choice for a mountain rifle.

What’s the difference between 7mm and 7mm08?

Both use the same bullets, but the 7mm-08 has much less powder capacity, and falls under the Short Action label for hi-power rifles. Whereas the 7mm Rem. Mag. is a belted magnum cartridge requiring a long action, and obtains much higher velocities due to increased powder capacity.

Is 270 better than 7mm08?

270 Win round carries about 200 more fps than the 7mm-08 rounds. We would expect this given the increased recoil, and increased case capacity of the . 270 cartridge probably means they have a greater amount of propellant than the 7mm-08 rounds. And with similar bullet weights, it’s going to mean increased velocity.

What is the difference between 308 and 7mm08?

7mm-08 vs 308 The 7mm-08 Remington shoots lighter, smaller diameter, and more aerodynamic bullets with a higher sectional density faster than bullets used by the . 308 Winchester. Therefore, the 7mm-08 has less recoil, a flatter trajectory, penetrates better, and has less wind drift at typical hunting ranges.

Which is better 7mm or 7mm-08?

Which is better 7mm-08 or 308?

308 is the more popular of the two cartridges, based on the availability of surplus ammunition, and its military background. The 7mm-08 gives better ballistic coefficient and sectional density values when comparing bullets of the same weight, the . 308 will offer a greater frontal diameter.

What is a 7mm-08 comparable to?

The 7mm-08 Remington is a rifle cartridge that is almost a direct copy of a wildcat cartridge developed around 1958 known as the 7mm/308. As these names would suggest, it is the . 308 Winchester case necked down to accept 7 mm (. 284) bullets with a small increase in case length.

Is 7mm-08 good for moose?

The 7mm-08 is just fine for moose. A well placed shot with this cartridge is much better than a poorly placed shot with a larger one.

What is the 7mm-08 comparable to?

What is the difference between a 7 mm and a 7mm 08?

A 7mm 08 is a 7mm projectile in a .308 case. Short version is your question can’t be answered. 7mm-08 is a cartridge. 7mm by itself is a rifle bore diameter. There are a lot of cartridges that use a 7mm bullet.

When did the Remington 7mm 08 come out?

Released in 1980, the 7mm-08 Remington would go on to be considered not only an excellent target cartridge, but one of the best deer cartridges ever conceived. The 7mm-08 uses the same shoulder angle as its parent cartridge (20 degrees) to assure both smooth feeding and good headspacing from the rimless cartridge.

Is the 7mm 08 a good hunting cartridge?

Nonetheless, the 7mm-08 remains an excellent choice as a hunting cartridge, and a decent choice for a target cartridge for those who stay inside of 1,000 yards, maybe a bit more.

What’s the PSI of a 7mm 08 REM?

As a newer cartridge factory-chambered in modern actions, the 7mm-08 Rem has always been loaded to the gills. “Standard” is a 140-grain bullet at 2860 fps (some loads are faster), with SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute) spec of 61,000 psi.