A former wildcat cartridge commecialized by Remington in 1980, 7mm-08 ammo is based on a necked down .308 Winchester case. It fires a 140-150 grain .284 bullet at a muzzle velocity of between 2,600-2,900 feet per second. Notable advantages of this caliber include below-average recoil, flat trajectories, and sufficient power to take any small or medium sized game.
Many manufacturers produce hunting loads for the 7mm-08 including Remington, Winchester, Nosler, Federal, and Hornady. Look at our in-stock line-up for sale on this page.
A wide variety of rifles can be obtained in this caliber including the Remington 700, Browning BLR, Kimber 84, and even several variants of the AR-10.
Federal Power-Shok 7mm-08 Rem 150 Grain SP - 20 Rounds$25.00
Manufacturer Federal Condition New Bullet Weight 150 Grain Bullet Type Soft-Point (SP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7mm-08 Remington Manufacturer SKU 708CS Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 029465091569 Cost Per Round $1.25 per round
Federal is often the first name that hunters turn to when they need high-peformance ammunition at an affordable price. The Power-Shok line delivers just that with proven, in-house components and load formulas that are made with hard-working hunters in mind. Each of these 7mm-08 cartridges features a reloadable brass casing that has a non-caustic Boxer primer mounted at its base for reliable ignition that won't wear away at your favorite rifle. The primer is accompanied by a small bit of sealant that prevents moisture from ruining the ammo, thereby increasing field dependability. The case also houses clean-burning powder inside and 150-grain soft point bullet up top.
These soft point projects are properly weighted for the caliber and feature ribbed cannelures, strong copper jackets, dense lead cores, and an exposed lead tip. The result of these combined features is a round that will expand reliably after penetrating through dense flesh and bone, delivering an effective shock to the vital organs in order to drop a game animal quickly before adrenaline can spoil the meat. The cannelure not only helps ensure proper penetration depth, but denies jostling or bullet displacement under recoil in order to preserve all-important accuracy.
Hornady Custom Lite 7mm-08 Rem 120 Grain SST - 20 Rounds$26.50
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 120 Grain Bullet Type SST Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7mm-08 Remington Manufacturer SKU 80572 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255805727 Cost Per Round $1.33 per round
Hornady, an American company with almost seven decades of manufacturing experience, introduced their Custom Lite line to give a low-recoil ammo option to hunters that are young, disabled, or just don't want to put up with unnecessary shoulder pain. The Custom Lite line also reduces muzzle blast for increased shooting comfort without compromising on final terminal ballistics. That means that these 7mm-08 Remington rounds can still be expected to do quite a number on small bears, moose, and other big game animals. Each cartridge utilizes a 120-grain Super Shock Tip (SST) round which is equipped with a hollow nose cavity covered by a plastic windshield.
The SST's ballistic tip, boat tail rear, and precisely angled ogive allow the bullet to glide through the air with very little drag for excellent accuracy at long distances. Upon impact with a target, the tip is driven back into the bullet's body, initiating rapid expansion and facilitating effective energy transfer to the vital organs, yielding a quick and painless stop. Jacket separation is prevented by the use of a toothed cannelure at the bullet's major diameter and a low-mounted InterLock ring on the inside the bullet. Both features ensure that the round will penetrate to an appropriate depth without losing its momentum prematurely.
Winchester Deer Season XP 7mm-08 Remington 140 Grain Extreme Point - 20 Rounds$27.00
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 140 Grain Bullet Type Polymer Tipped Use Type hunting big game, hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7mm-08 Remington Manufacturer SKU X708DS Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892222656 Cost Per Round $1.35 per round
Winchester's Deer Season XP (eXtreme Point) loads are a step up from their standard hunting options that are intended to put venison in the freezer and mount big racks over the fireplace. Each of these 7mm-08 Remington rounds is built from the ground up using Winchester's own components which include clean-igniting Boxer primers, low-residue propellant grains, and reloadable brass casings. Completing the cartridge is a 140-grain XP projectile which comprises a alloy lead core, tapered copper jacket, and a wide-mouth cavity covered by a large-diameter ballistic cone.
The large ballistic tip helps maintain aerodynamic integrity for in-flight stability and final accuracy but also causes the projectile to expand rapidly when it enters a large white-tail or big hog. This expansion is halted by the round's grooved cannelure in order to ensure that the bullet punches deep into the vital areas before coming to a stop and delivering an effective blow. Winchester is a venerable American company that has been in business since 1866 and uses their vast knowledge and experience to give hunters premium performance at a fair price.
Winchester Super-X 7mm-08 Remington 140 Grain Power Point SP - 20 Rounds$29.00
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 140 Grain Bullet Type Power-Point (PP) Use Type hunting big game, hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7mm-08 Remington Manufacturer SKU X708 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892210806 Cost Per Round $1.45 per round
Make every shot count on your next big game hunt with these 7mm-08 Remington rounds from Winchester. Each of these cartridges utilizes a 140-grain projectile, a staple weight of this caliber, from Winchester's Power-Point design. Power-Point bullets have soft point noses that surrounded by deep skiving in the surface of their copper jackets; this construction promotes wide, dynamic expansion upon impact with a deer, beer, or large hog for maximum organ and tissue damage. A knurled cannelure prevents the bullet from over-expanding and underpenetrating, a problem which could otherwise leave game bleeding and running away.
Winchester mounts the soft-point projectile within a reloadable brass casing that can be cleaned and rearmed after firing. Each casing carries a load of clean-burning propellant from Winchester's own stocks which is ignited by Winchester's own non-caustic Boxer primer. Winchester has manufacturing ammunition for over 150 years and is responsible for some of the world's most popular calibers. Their Super-X line is considered affordble, effective, and reliable in a wide range of firearms.
Hornady Superformance 7mm-08 Rem 139 Grain GMX - 20 Rounds$32.85
Manufacturer Hornady Condition New Bullet Weight 139 Grain Bullet Type GMX Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 7mm-08 Remington Manufacturer SKU 80576 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 090255805765 Cost Per Round $1.64 per round
Superformance loads from Hornady represent a quantum leap in ammunition technology that combines the most innovative projectile designs with factory powder measurements that can rival expert-level handloading. This 7mm-08 load features a 139-grain GMX (Gilding Metal eXpanding) projectile which uses a monolithic, all-copper body with a sportscar-like taper and a precisely shaped polymer tip up front. The entire package results in a bullet that travels from muzzle to target with very little drag, and initiates wide expansion upon impact. Since the bullet has no lead core, it experiences ultimate weight retention allowing it to impart a massive amount of energy to the vital organs without fail.
Each GMX projectile is mounted in a reloadable brass casing which also is home to a clean-burning measure of propellant and a non-corrosive Boxer primer. As with all Superformance options, these rounds exhibit a muzzle velocity that is higher than standard loads and give shooters an opportunity to enjoy flatter trajectories alongside stellar long-range performance. Since 1949, Hornady has wowed American hunters, competitive shooters, and precision enthusiasts with their sleek bullet designs and unmatched finished loads.
Solid terminal performance
I purchased these for my son to use on his first deer hunt. Knowing that young, inexperienced hunters may not always make the cleanest shot I wanted a bullet that wouldn't put a bunch of lead fragments into the meat in the event of a bad shot. We weren't able to make it out for my son's deer hunt but I did use these on a couple doe pronghorn in Wyoming. I couldn't be happier with the terminal performance of these bullets, animals went quickly and cleanly dispatched with zero meat loss and absolutely no lead fragments to worry about as my family enjoys the meat!
Review by Derek (Posted on 1/10/19)