I have shot all three owned and still own the 7-08 and 280. No you can't argue with those results Max. I wouldn't argue with you over your opinion either. My drooling over 7 bore rifles started in 89 with my first 7 Mag which until I got serious with my current 280 I thought was the Alpha and Omega of the 7 bore. Now I don't think so. Of the 3 you listed their are however 2 I will never be without 7-08 and 280. 7 bore is a disease and I don't want the cure.
Edited by PJSTUART, 2 years ago
Yes with a strong modern action you can load for better performanc
Edited by Hacker54, 2 years ago
Hacker: I know that most reloading manuals go light for the poor old 7mm. I have an older Hodgon manual which has loads specific to Ruger which bring the 7X57 to life . Hodgon has given their blessing to the continued use,I do check regularly.
Edited by max, 2 years ago
Okay before everyone panics, holy cow did I receive a bunch of reactions (email). I should have explained a bit more about this comparison tool.
A. The calibers are compared based on their “nominal” ballistics and data. This means that the displayed data is based only with data that the “original / fist” cartridge is developed for (first came out with), and are currently used by the SAAMI as a “guideline”.
B. Only these 4 parameters are (can be) used for comparison.
C. There is nothing wrong with other calibers or with one of these 3, it’s “just” a comparison of these 3.
D. Change only one (reloading) component, for instance the bullet weight and you have completely different chart. Again this comparison is based on the “nominal” composition of these “particular” rounds.
E. One can use up to 8 calibers in one chart out of over the 845 calibers and 24000 loads! I just displayed the 3 calibers that came up in the discussion. Just theses3 calibers are good for over 925+ different load data and thus internal ballistics (not even included different rifles and atmospheric conditions).
F. No, unfortunately the average chamber pressure can not be displayed.
G. No I don’t hate the 7mm’s, quite the opposite I love to reload, shoot and own them. I use a 7x64 Brenneke at this time. If I for pure fun had added this round as well to this chart than the outcome was even more different.
I bought the "Rifle" mag you mentioned and read it last night. Very interestin
As for 7X57/7mm-0