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First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. #209666 12/15/2020 8:35 PM
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Last Saturday, I killed my first deer with the 7mm-08 barrel I got for my T/C Pro Hunter. I was using my reloads of 120gr Speer Hot Cor bullets over IMR 4350. I shot him at about 45 yards and he ran about 15 yards then piled up. I've missed a few times with this pistol so it was good to get redemption.

Also, as an aside, I believe in always smiling when taking pictures with game I've harvested. I feel it conveys gratitude.

Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: RH Custom Guns] #209669 12/15/2020 9:54 PM
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Awesome! Huge congrats!


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Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: reflex264] #209671 12/16/2020 12:03 AM
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Congrats - Well done!

Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: Mark Hampton] #209672 12/16/2020 12:24 AM
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Congratulations , glad you were successful!

Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: Mark Hampton] #209673 12/16/2020 1:05 AM
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First times are stressful and exciting-You got it done!


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Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: Pa. Mike] #209674 12/16/2020 1:06 AM
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Congrats. IMO 7-08 a great round in a short barrel.


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Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: Okie Hunter] #209675 12/16/2020 1:48 AM
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Good one!


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Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: Russell] #209676 12/16/2020 1:53 AM
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love my 7-08. I am sure you will get comfy with yours now that the funk is knocked off of it. Congrats on a great buck and there is no reason to apologize for smiling. Every harvest should make you happy if it is on purpose and for the right reason.


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Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: gunslingerdad] #209683 12/16/2020 10:45 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!

Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: jwp475] #209685 12/16/2020 12:58 PM
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Congrats Now that you have taken the new off that barrel you will enjoy it even more.


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Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: RH Custom Guns] #209686 12/16/2020 1:13 PM
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Way to go! That looks like a typical Hill Country deer and terrain. Better shoot some more, we have way too many!

Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: Mech 8] #209689 12/16/2020 1:29 PM
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Congrats!


It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: REDHAWK1954] #209692 12/16/2020 3:00 PM
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Congrats. Any game harvested with a handgun gives reason to smile.

Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: ruger4570] #209727 12/18/2020 11:48 PM
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 Originally Posted By: ruger4570
Congrats. Any game harvested with a handgun gives reason to smile.

X2

Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: Shortgun] #209732 12/19/2020 4:40 PM
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Great job!


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Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: RH Custom Guns] #209748 12/20/2020 7:06 PM
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Congratulations! I know it feels good to get the job done, and I agree about the smiling in photos.

Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: cmnash] #209749 12/20/2020 11:48 PM
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Outstanding.....


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Re: First connection with the 7mm-08 barrel. [Re: RH Custom Guns] #209775 12/21/2020 4:20 PM
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Well done!
I?ve owned a few 7mm-08 firearms. A handgun and a rifle. I just can?t seem to warm up to the cartridge. No detraction from your performance and success. Just a side note that I can?t really seem to uncover the reason. Maybe I?ve just not found the right one.


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