Do you want to elaborate on the .280? just trying to create discussion and learn. I thought about a .260rem briefly but for the costs of going with a lesser known cartridge
7x57 is the most popular followed by 7x64. However the 270win which is slightly smaller is most likely the most popular of the three. It’s a question of horses for courses - I have all three calibers and use them for different applications. My personal first choice is the 7x64.So , A gunshop in Adelaide (Australia) said that the 7mm-08 is popular with African shooters living there.
Is it a common round in Africa?
What about the others?
I've read on the 7x57, sounds like a classic.
Yesterday i read about the ,284Winchester another 7mm bore, and the 7mm-08 AI
People I've met with 7mm rifles are pretty happy with performance
It seems that for hunting the 7x57 is well liked. The 7mm-08 equals it and the 7mmRm is fine but there are other 7mm magnums too.
do these others show any real world performance for hunters?
I have wanted a 7-08 for years too. Don’t have it yet. And I don’t care if the 7x57 has more history or not, I want the 7-08! The European cartridges are scarce as hen’s teeth around here anyway. I nearly bought one at a gun show in March, but the wife reminded me that I had to buy fence materials instead!Good info here. I camecto the consclusion long ago i wanted a 7-08 had it a couple of years.
Glaf i did.
The 7x57 ballistic twin has history and prestige but there is a cheap .280 on ised guns mmm?
.308 is my favourite caliber. If a rifle could be your soul mate, my Browning BLR in .308 is mine! Lol! If I could only have one rifle For the rest of my life, that would be it.@Ragman we all have priorities that conflict with our interests. You know what you want that's a good start.
When can you have it maybe dictated by finance, opportunity or needs.
I like it a lot. But i still use a .308 in a hunting rifle too.
I had 3 secondhand .308 before i bought a 7mm-08 on clearance. That was a 20 uear cycle.