7mm08 M48, 150gr LRAB and Coues deer hunt

beartrackerbeartracker Senior MemberPosts: 3,116 Senior Member
Will be going on a Coues deer hunt this Oct.

My Nosler M48 Custom 7mm08, with an FX-3 6x42mm Leupold scope shooting a 150gr Nosler Long Range Accubond at around 2810fps. I use this for ranges out to 650yds with 700yds being my extreme max. I use this setup for taking Blackbear, Whitetail deer, Mule deer, Coues deer, Elk, Hogs, Coyote and Cobcat.

Its total weight including scope and mounts is 7.8 pounds. Just a perfect all around rifle and cartridge for so many things and a great mountain rifle to boot because of the light weight and perfect balance. This is my favorite set up.


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In the final stages of the testing process working with W760 for three reasons with this bullet. 1. Being ball powder it will be easier on my throat than extruded. 2. It gives me velocities at 2800fps up to 2830fps and I am not at max or over max. 3. Good accuracy. As soon as I get a chance due to job obligations I will be back at the range and then will post my final velocity findings and accuracy.

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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,100 Senior Member
    Personally I wouldn't worry about throat use the way you shoot your hunting rifles.
    Accuracy?
    How many (3, 4, or 5) shot groups at 100 yards?
    Beautiful looking rig
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    I usually do four five shot groups at 100 when tweaking a load once I have located the charges that are giving the best results so as to confirm and make sure they are consistent. I am at this point at the moment but rain and my job has been in the way and it will be toward the end of this week or first part of next week before I can go again and hopefully finish or at worst have two more times at the range. I am close. Need to be consistently under 1/2" with four groups before I sign off on a load.
  • KENFU1911KENFU1911 Senior Member Posts: 1,052 Senior Member
    Nice lookin' rig...where are you hunting these Coors beer deer?????????????
    My idea of a warning shot is when the 2nd bad guy watches his 1st buddy go down....
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    KENFU1911 wrote: »
    Nice lookin' rig...where are you hunting these Coors beer deer?????????????

    :) I will be hunting south of Tucson Arizona
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    7mm 150gr Nosler Long Range Accubond bullet for my hunting load in my 7mm08 Nosler M48 Custom and should be done testing loads the end of next week.



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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,140 Senior Member
    7mm 150gr Nosler Long Range Accubond bullet for my hunting load in my 7mm08 Nosler M48 Custom and should be done testing loads the end of next week.



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    I know it's referred to as loading a bullet OVER the powder, but I think you've misunderstood. :tooth:

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    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    :that::that::that:
  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    7mm08 150gr Long Range Accubond - My Hunting Load


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  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    It is ready to hunt! My 7mm08 M48 and Leupold FX-3 6x42mm and my 150gr Long Range Accubond are ready for this fall. :) BC .611, velocity 2778fps, extreme spread 11 deviation 8 (will move a tad closer to the lands and tighten this group up just a bit). Really looking forward to my Coues hunt this year.

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