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Old 09-25-2021, 06:20 PM   #1
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Leaving on a spike/mgmt type elk tag in a few, pick my caliber.

7mm-08 our of a Tikka SL T3
6.5 CM out of a X-Bolt

Both are deadly accurate, just donít know what I want to in the mountains for a few days
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Old 09-25-2021, 06:29 PM   #2
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7-08 just in case ya lost ammo ...ya might be able to buy off shelf..other than that flipa coin
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:10 PM   #3
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Iíd go with the 7MM-08


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Old 09-25-2021, 07:16 PM   #4
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Take both, leave one in the case when you go hunt, I never go to camp with just 1 rifle.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:17 PM   #5
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Take both, leave one in the case when you go hunt, I never go to camp with just 1 rifle.

Heís right!

Both can be equally effective given proper ammo
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:19 PM   #6
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Take both, leave one in the case when you go hunt, I never go to camp with just 1 rifle.
X2, but carry the 7mm-08 first choice, and good luck.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:31 PM   #7
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Thatís easy! Buy another rifle, 308 or 3006, then youíll have 3 elk killers!
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:43 PM   #8
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Take both, leave one in the case when you go hunt, I never go to camp with just 1 rifle.
This. Always have a backup.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:58 PM   #9
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Always take a 2nd rifle. Stuff happens.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:59 PM   #10
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I don't travel 2 hours with one rifle much less 2 states

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Old 09-25-2021, 08:09 PM   #11
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I would take the 7-08. It’s an impressive round that I have seen kill big stuff!
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Old 09-25-2021, 09:39 PM   #12
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Out of those two rifles I’d pick whichever had a better suited optic for your needs.
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Old 09-25-2021, 09:44 PM   #13
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Splitting hairs, I agree with taking them both.
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:37 PM   #14
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7-08 for elk 6.5 for shooting flies in camp.
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Old 09-25-2021, 11:44 PM   #15
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Do you have any big game calibers?
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Old 09-25-2021, 11:50 PM   #16
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I liked my Brothers Tikka 7mm-08 so much I had a reason to buy a new rifle.
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Old 09-26-2021, 12:13 AM   #17
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Good excuse for 338 federal

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Old 09-26-2021, 12:35 AM   #18
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Old 09-26-2021, 12:38 AM   #19
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Keep both home and borrow two 300 win mags, 180 gr CoreLokt
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Old 09-26-2021, 12:42 AM   #20
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As others have said, splitting hairs. I did a bit of research (admittedly I am a novice however) for my next rifle which I want to be a Tikka. I came down to 6.5 PRC or 7mm-08.

Both are great from what I gathered and for what my needs are. The conclusion I came to was that 6.5 PRC is for ringing steel, and 708 is for killing.

With that said, they were both great rounds and both would be a good selection for me. The PRC and CM seemed to be very similar as well, so I thought what I concluded may still be beneficial. Bring both, but go out with the 708 if you can.
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Old 09-26-2021, 01:01 AM   #21
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As others have said, splitting hairs. I did a bit of research (admittedly I am a novice however) for my next rifle which I want to be a Tikka. I came down to 6.5 PRC or 7mm-08.

Both are great from what I gathered and for what my needs are. The conclusion I came to was that 6.5 PRC is for ringing steel, and 708 is for killing.

With that said, they were both great rounds and both would be a good selection for me. The PRC and CM seemed to be very similar as well, so I thought what I concluded may still be beneficial. Bring both, but go out with the 708 if you can.
PRC offers quite a bit more punch than the creed.

7-08 can run a large range of bullets from light to heavy and do it well.

PRC is no doubt a serious hunting rifle. Far more than shooting steel. I’m running a 140 accubond and knocked a REALLY big bodied aoudad ram straight down with mine. I was impressed. Time will tell but it was an excellent start.


OP I’m partial to the .284 stuff so I say roll the 7-08 but both will do the job. Really comes down to Bullet choice. Accubond in that 7-08 is bad medicine
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Old 09-26-2021, 01:04 AM   #22
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PRC offers quite a bit more punch than the creed.

7-08 can run a large range of bullets from light to heavy and do it well.

PRC is no doubt a serious hunting rifle. Far more than shooting steel. Iím running a 140 accubond and knocked a REALLY big bodied aoudad ram straight down with mine. I was impressed. Time will tell but it was an excellent start.


OP Iím partial to the .284 stuff so I say roll the 7-08 but both will do the job. Really comes down to Bullet choice. Accubond in that 7-08 is bad medicine
I don't disagree with this. I was impressed from what I read on the prc. I think it has advantages for hitting targets waaaaaaaay out there. I probably didn't do the prc justice in my summation. It is a good round too!
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Old 09-26-2021, 08:43 PM   #23
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Truth!

Out of the two listed, Iíd take the 7-08 and throw the Creedmoor in the trash on the way out the door.
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Old 09-26-2021, 08:54 PM   #24
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7-08……that way you don’t have to carry your pin on man bun as well
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Old 09-26-2021, 08:59 PM   #25
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7mm-08
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:19 PM   #26
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7mm08,, simple choice to me
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:54 PM   #27
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No one is giving detailed reasons of the 7-08 over the 6.5 other than emotions or bias. Realistically, both rounds have NEAR IDENTICAL energy with the long-range ballistics going to the Creedmoor. With proper bullet makeup, either will do the job just fine. Bring both and use the one that gives you confidence. Don't let 2, one-hundreths of an inch scare you; apparently it does other "men"
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Old 09-26-2021, 09:58 PM   #28
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2 is one, one is none. Take both with you so you have a back up.

Make your primary the one you shoot the most accurate with using field shooting positions.


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Old 09-28-2021, 09:35 AM   #29
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Go to federals website and do the ballistics comparison between the two. I think with this information the selection will be pretty clear.
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