Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Keyfer 55, Nov 17, 2018.
Anyone like 7mm 08 over tcu ? I Want a new barrel . Dose anybody have both??
7-08 IMO is so much better........
Depends on what you're going to be shooting.
Metallic silhouette? 7TCU.
I like the TCU but I have an encore .I 'll probably go with 08 , the brass is easier to get.
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
The brass is really easier to get..... and if not it can be made by necking down .308.
7mm International (7mm IHMSA)!
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
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.
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.
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...
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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.
I'm a Waters fan but appreciate the 7mm Bellm as an option to push a bit wore weight
... with some of it's Brethren.
7-08 is a huge performance advantage for hunting over the TCU!
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