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Old 12-24-2019, 12:57 PM   #1
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Anybody have any experience with any of the managed or low recoil option for the 7mm08? How was performance
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Old 12-24-2019, 01:25 PM   #2
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We used the Remington stuff when my son was younger, if I remember correctly we never had a pass through.
It did work, but wasnít ideal.
When he got a little older I would have him practice with the manger recoil, then slip in the real thing for the hunt. He never noticed until I showed him the brass. (I had the managed stuff marked with a black sharpie since they look identical out of the box.)


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Old 12-24-2019, 01:29 PM   #3
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We used the Remington stuff when my son was younger, if I remember correctly we never had a pass through.
It did work, but wasnít ideal.
When he got a little older I would have him practice with the manger recoil, then slip in the real thing for the hunt. He never noticed until I showed him the brass. (I had the managed stuff marked with a black sharpie since they look identical out of the box.)


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Iím looking at once they are proficient enough to take a deer that 100yd Max rule will be adhered to anyway. Main thing is donít want to create a flinch early on as this will be 4 and 6yr olds with a youth rifle.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:01 PM   #4
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Thats what my daughter uses in her 08. Hornady 120gr. She's knocked down a couple deer and pigs with it at 100yds. Doesn't have much kick at all.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:04 PM   #5
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Thats what my daughter uses in her 08. Hornady 120gr. She's knocked down a couple deer and pigs with it at 100yds. Doesn't have much kick at all.
Perfect
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:15 PM   #6
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You know your kids better than I do, but shooting a 7mm-08 is asking a lot from a 4 and 6 yr old. What are you using for a rest? Mine are similar age and I'd like to get them going soon.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:18 PM   #7
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Get a supressor if you can, kids are more scared of the noise than the recoil from my experience.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:28 PM   #8
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You know your kids better than I do, but shooting a 7mm-08 is asking a lot from a 4 and 6 yr old. What are you using for a rest? Mine are similar age and I'd like to get them going soon.
Theyíll be off bags for a while

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Get a supressor if you can, kids are more scared of the noise than the recoil from my experience.
Honestly I wonít spend the money on a suppressor. I would never use one due to length and weight. My kids are good with their muffs for the noise. Theyíve been next to me lots shooting my rifles.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:31 PM   #9
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Any of them ought to do great within 100 yards. I grew up shooting down loaded hand loads in a 7mm-08. Great kid gun.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:42 PM   #10
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They work ok. Sister use to run them and have seen them used our of a .270 with good success. But if going to be having a 4-6 year old use it and if going to buy a rifle for them have you thought about running a .22-250 with a good bullet? Be much tamer on recoil and noise and kill any deer in Texas stone cold dead if using a good bullet.

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Old 12-24-2019, 02:45 PM   #11
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They work ok. Sister use to run them and have seen them used our of a .270 with good success. But if going to be having a 4-6 year old use it and if going to buy a rifle for them have you thought about running a .22-250 with a good bullet? Be much tamer on recoil and noise and kill any deer in Texas stone cold dead if using a good bullet.

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When the OP mentioned the kids were 4 and 6 this was my first thought.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:55 PM   #12
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It's great. My son has killed veral animals with it. We used the Hornady Custom Lite 120gr SST. Did the number on several pigs and deer out to about 120yds.

Your info shows you're in San Angelo. I'll be in Eldorado starting the day after Christmas. I could bring it and meet up with you and give it to you if you can't find any by then.
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:01 PM   #13
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Here's just a few.
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:07 PM   #14
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Here's just a few.
Nice. I can get that ammo and theyíre getting the rifle for Christmas just curious on performance.

22-250 is out there is only a 4ft lb difference in 22-250 and reduced 7mm08 recoil. If recoil is still too much we have a youth .223 that can be used longer. The 7mm08 has a spacer to add as they get older for longer LOP and ammo can go way up and be used on true big game. This will be a do all for them until they get older and buy their own guns
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:27 PM   #15
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The Hornady custom lite is what my son took his first deer with at 5 years old from a 7mm-08. Was followed up by a ram at 6 and 2 more deer at 7. Never once bothered by the recoil. He’s 12 now and shoots a lightweight 308 with Nosler Accubonds so was not a recoil shy fellow.
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:39 PM   #16
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My 7 year old shoots hornady 139 grain the recoil isn’t bad. He uses a lead sled on the bench then sand bags when hunting. He doesn’t even notice the recoil when hunting. But it puts deer and hogs in the dirt.
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:51 PM   #17
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My 6 year old grand daughter shot her first deer this year with Hornady reduced 150 gr. 308. I strapped the rifle in a Caldwell field rest. I donít think she noticed the recoil at all.
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:52 PM   #18
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Get subsonic rounds to practice with that way you have less noise and recoil. Use real ammo for hunting.


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Old 12-24-2019, 07:13 PM   #19
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The Hornady custom lite is what my son took his first deer with at 5 years old from a 7mm-08. Was followed up by a ram at 6 and 2 more deer at 7. Never once bothered by the recoil. Heís 12 now and shoots a lightweight 308 with Nosler Accubonds so was not a recoil shy fellow.
Nice!

My youngest isnít even the one I worry about.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:04 AM   #20
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My son killed a pile of deer and hogs out of his 7-08 using reduced handloads. Used 120 ballistic tips in front of H4895 pushing them about 2450 fps. That combination was wicked on game with most animals not taking a step and only 1 running out of sight. Felt recoil was less than full load 243. He’s now shooting full power loads.
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Old 12-25-2019, 07:24 AM   #21
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My son is getting one this morning and I’m planning to just load it with real bullets after he practices with the reduced recoil.
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Old 12-25-2019, 08:41 AM   #22
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Ready to try it out!




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Old 12-25-2019, 03:13 PM   #23
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Thats awesome man!
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:43 PM   #24
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Bphillips, Hunt with confidence with low recoil 7-08s. Plenty enough power to kill any whitetail on the planet.
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:31 PM   #25
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Great smiles, awesome!

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Old 12-28-2019, 08:27 PM   #26
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My son killed a bunch of deer and hogs with the Remington Managed Recoil loads in his 7mm-08. We never had an issue. It killed them well. Mostly bang flops but the ones that did run were dead quick. He got some pass thrus but quite a few didn't pass thru. Didn't matter they all died. The bullets mushroomed beautifully and we didn't have much bloodshot meat at all. I really liked how they performed on deer. Now, all his were shot from 30-100 yards and I always made him wait until he had a perfect broadside shot, except on hogs.
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Old 12-28-2019, 11:36 PM   #27
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Someone at a range had an extra Hornady reduced recoil round and I shot it. I was about an inch lower than 139 grain Hornady at 200 yards. The published data has the 200 yard energy around 1,200. I wouldn’t hesitate shooting it to that point. Kids may not want to takes shot at that distance.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:57 PM   #28
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my wife and both sons used the 120 grain custom lite ammo in their 7mm-08's.

for deer, its fine for 100-150 yard shots. you have to read the ballistics for each caliber as some are watered WAY down but some aren't bad at all, the above load being one of them.

we didn't always get a pass thru but did recover all the deer shot with them, numbering around 6-8 deer and about as many pigs I am guessing.

Also makes a good trainer/practice round
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:32 PM   #29
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Any feedback on the Remington Core Lok version? Also shows similar POI at 100 yards with the 140 gr managed recoil and full charge load
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Well he smoke this old bruiser at 130 yards with the full power Core Lokt 140 gr. Never said a word about the recoil! Heís nine and this is his second deer.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:25 AM   #31
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Well he smoke this old bruiser at 130 yards with the full power Core Lokt 140 gr. Never said a word about the recoil! Heís nine and this is his second deer.


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Duplicate sorry

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