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7mm TCU vs 7mm 08

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Keyfer 55, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Keyfer 55

    Keyfer 55 Member

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    Anyone like 7mm 08 over tcu ? I Want a new barrel . Dose anybody have both??
     
  2. George P

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    7-08 IMO is so much better........
     
  3. Japle

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    Depends on what you're going to be shooting.
    Metallic silhouette? 7TCU.
    Hunting? 7-08.
     
  4. Keyfer 55

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    I like the TCU but I have an encore .I 'll probably go with 08 , the brass is easier to get.
     
  5. George P

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    When I lived out West Silhouette was still a big event and Xp-100s and TCs were all the rage. I saw some XPs with 7-08 and 308 barrels; they must have been quite the handful
     
  6. 22250Rem

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    IMG_1803.JPG IMG_1804.JPG The brass is really easier to get..... and if not it can be made by necking down .308.
     
  7. someguy2800

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    7-30 waters!
     
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  8. .308 Norma

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    7mm International (7mm IHMSA)!
     
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  9. Ks5shooter

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    They are cool I have a Contender in 7-30 and a Winchester model 94 in 7-30. But for hunting I use 7mm-08
     
  10. cfullgraf

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    In a Contender, I like my 7mm International Rimmed Super 14 barrel over a 7 TCU.

    If I had a bolt handgun, 7mm IHMSA would be a good round.
     
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  11. Captcurt

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    Of the two the, 7-08 gets the nod. The TCU can be a pain to load. You need soft primers and the headspace has to be nearly perfect. To be honest, I would prefer the 7-30 Waters.
     
  12. GooseGestapo

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    I’ve got a T/C Carbine/barrel in 7-30Waters, and a Rem Mod-7 in 7mm08.
    Apples to Oranges.

    Deer, pigs, all day walkabout, the Contender is a joy.
    Serious elk hunt hiking, glassing, stalking, 7mm08 all the way.
    Horse back hunting? .300RUM...
    Oops! Handgun sub forum...
     
  13. frankmako

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    Many mango seasons ago I shot pistol silhouette matches with a xp100 in 7-08, 30-223 and a t/c in 7 tcu. The 7-08 & 7 tcu are hand full. You know when you pull the trigger. The 30-223 was not and the wife used it during matches.
     
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  14. gemihur

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    I'm a Waters fan but appreciate the 7mm Bellm as an option to push a bit wore weight
    308Bellm carbine sm.jpg ... with some of it's Brethren.
     
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  15. xphunter

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    7-08 is a huge performance advantage for hunting over the TCU!
     
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