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Vanguard 7MM08

Vanguard 7MM08
« on: January 30, 2019, 07:30:43 AM »
Recently acquired Vanguard in 7mm m08 and I am a avid reloader and plan to reload for this gun. Can anyone recommend loads for  deer hunting and interested in knowing about overall loaded length for this particular gun. As I understand this gun is freebore and this is the first freebore rifle I've had.  Any information, opinions and any guidance appreciated.

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Re: Vanguard 7MM08
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 12:36:48 PM »
I have a Vanguard Camilla in 7mm-08. I don't have my load data near me at the moment but I can tell you that the 7mm-08 IS NOT freebored. Only actual Weatherby cartridges are free bored. Your rifle will have a normal throat length.
Unless of course someone has altered the rifle after market.
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Re: Vanguard 7MM08
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 02:18:38 PM »
I have a Vanguard Camilla in 7mm-08. I don't have my load data near me at the moment but I can tell you that the 7mm-08 IS NOT freebored. Only actual Weatherby cartridges are free bored. Your rifle will have a normal throat length.
Unless of course someone has altered the rifle after market.
  I always thought the Vanguard was exempt from the free bore concept regardless of caliber.  I always start any load at "suggested" length from the bullet manufacturer regardless of "free bore" .   ;D

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Re: Vanguard 7MM08
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 07:06:20 PM »
All Weatherby mag chambered rifles will have the free bore.Even if chambered in a Rem 700,Vanny, or any other make.
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Re: Vanguard 7MM08
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 07:21:11 PM »
+1. My Vanguards in the Weatherby Mag calibers have it as well as my Remington 700 in 257 Wby.
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Re: Vanguard 7MM08
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 08:25:17 PM »
I load 120gr Sierra Pro Hunters in my 7mm-08 with near max H4895, OAL of 2.74. Shoots great in my Ruger American.