Ordered new Howa Compact 7mm-08

Talk anything related to Rifle hunting
Post Reply
OnEsHoT
Fawn
Fawn
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:06 pm

Ordered new Howa Compact 7mm-08

Post by OnEsHoT » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:41 pm

Ordered new Howa Compact 7mm-08.

I'm planning on it being used as my deer rifle.. Keeping the 300 Win Mag. for Elk.

I'm hoping it will shoot 120gr. BT's well.. I like 'em at around 3100 fps. I should be able to get real close to that even in a 20" barrel.

The Remington Mountain LSS had my heart, but I thought I would save a couple hundred dollars and put that into higher quality optics.

User avatar
sawsman
2 point
2 point
Posts: 246
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:08 pm

Re: Ordered new Howa Compact 7mm-08

Post by sawsman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:07 pm

Good on ya! That is a great make and a great caliber!

I have a 7MM-08 in a Cooper Custom Classic. Love it!
rsz_2cooper_7mm-08_model_22.jpg
rsz_2cooper_7mm-08_model_22.jpg (220.37 KiB) Viewed 2709 times
rsz_cooper_target(2).jpg
rsz_cooper_target(2).jpg (203.35 KiB) Viewed 2709 times
Cant wait to see yours.. maybe you can post some pic's when you get it?
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing it, dosen't go away."-Philip K. Dick

OnEsHoT
Fawn
Fawn
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:06 pm

Re: Ordered new Howa Compact 7mm-08

Post by OnEsHoT » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:14 pm

That is a beautiful rifle. :thumb

Heavy barrel?

What do you hunt with it and what loads do you use?

User avatar
sawsman
2 point
2 point
Posts: 246
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:08 pm

Re: Ordered new Howa Compact 7mm-08

Post by sawsman » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:54 pm

Thanks.

It's pretty much dedicated for mule deer. Yes it has a heavy barrel. Total weight with scope is 8.1 lbs.

Been shooting factory ammo with 140 gr accutips.
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing it, dosen't go away."-Philip K. Dick

OnEsHoT
Fawn
Fawn
Posts: 9
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:06 pm

Re: Ordered new Howa Compact 7mm-08

Post by OnEsHoT » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:48 pm

SImply awsome.

length of barrel?

User avatar
sawsman
2 point
2 point
Posts: 246
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:08 pm

Re: Ordered new Howa Compact 7mm-08

Post by sawsman » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:56 pm

24" match grade barrel made by Wilson. :thumb
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing it, dosen't go away."-Philip K. Dick

Post Reply