Just moved back to NC. Didn't know squat about the area, but it was of the season so I ventured forward and found a comfortable fallen tree to rest my posterior upon, in a good looking area. Saw squat.
Next morning woke up with 40000 chiggers on my bewtox.....
My wife laughed her a$$ off, in...
When I checked the ballistics of your chosen two it was amazing that there was not that much difference to make any great concern. That said, the 7/08 uses a bunch less powder (and noise) to do the same thing.
Another vote for the 7/08.
But Y'all already know my preference toward it.......
Only the "News" has announced that this was a Republican lead insurrection. There are no facts to date.
But I will ask all of you, HOW/WHY was it soooooo easy, today, for ANYONE to storm into our Nations electoral process and try to usurp the laws of our Republic ????
I bought one as my pig/deer rifle when I was traversing the lowlands of mid Florida. Put an old Redfield 4X32 on it that I bought back in my college college days (early 70's).
My 1st note was that curved steel butt plate had to go bye-bye! It hurt to shoot more than a couple of rounds. Out in...
In the 7mm class of cartridges I personally feel that the 160's are better utilized in stronger cartridges. The 7/08 is at it's premium performance with 120-140's (close in 150's).
Black bears are not that hard to kill. A well constructed 140 will be plenty, with a properly placed shot.
Not tryin' to piss on anyone's Cherio's.....but, Why go through all the bother? From 'Yotes to Moose none will die any faster if you just use a 7/08. The money savings can be used to import some 'Lope to VA !! :)
If you're another of the XXX-million that are going to go visit your family anyway...... Here's another simple "OMG, This is SOO Good" recipe. Again, just 3 ingredients:
3 cups of Self rising flour
1 12oz can of room temp beer
1/3 cup sugar
Bake in a floured loaf pan for 30 min @ 350.
This still needs to be confirmed by a dependable source, but "Hear Say" is my nephew popped a 160#ish pig at about 6 inches. Story goes that Tim was sitting back against an Oak and the pig just was scarfing up acorns along it's way right up to him. 30/30 in the snout. I'm yet to be convinced.
Just a couple of whitetails; 7/08 140 BT's, 223 rows on a bean field, 44Mag 240 HP's, 40 yds, in the white oaks. Both Bang/Flops.
I think I'll either do bear (the 338 Fed needs some fresh air), or Lopes next year.....or both. WTH, I'm retired & got the $$, just need a tag.