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Default 6.5 Cm vs 7mm-08

Looking for new rifle for wife/kids. Possibly use for western hunting and black bear as well. Any insights on these two rounds?
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I have both, raised my kids on the 7mm-08 prior to the 6.5 becoming popular. 7mm-08 is a great gun, not much recoil in a bolt action, plenty of power for deer. My 6.5 is new, never taken any game with it but it too is accurate, perhaps a bit more than the 7mm-08, and is light in recoil. Bullet weight is very similar as are ballistics within normal louisiana ranges..say out to 300 yards or so. Its a toss up between the two as they are very similar.. find the rifle you like and see whats available. If they both are grab a quarter and flip it. Nothing will know the difference when shot with either one. 6.5 has that cool aspect and may be cheaper for ammo, but since i reload that wasn't an issue... just wanted another gun.
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Thanks. Leaning toward the 7/08. Only bc 6.5 cm is all the rage now. Not knocking it, bc the ballistics are awesome.
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Yeah, it's a toss up. Either cartridge will kill any deer or antelope in North America with less boom and kick than the long action calibers. I'm thinking of downsizing my deer rifles, there isn't a need for overkill.
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The 7mm-08 140g has almost the same ballistics as the very popular in the years past, 7 x 57 Mauser


https://thebiggamehuntingblog.com/7mm-mauser/


I know someone who just got a stainless fluted CVA Scout V2 in 6.5 CM.
Very nice.

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Six of one, half dozen of the other in terms of performance on deer. 6.5 CM has far more ammo choices on the shelf so for a nonreloader to me it makes more sense to go that route.
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The 6.5 cm ( 25 cal ) 140g , does have more velocity & energy ( surprisingly) than the 7-08 ( 28 cal ) 140g

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Given the commonality of the 7-08, and the hunting history of the 7 x 57 Mauser, i’d go for 7-08.

Of course i already have a 25.06

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The 7mm-08 and 7mm Mauser have almost identical ballistics on paper. Both cartridges are also known for their accuracy and mild recoil. The big advantage the 7mm-08 has over the 7mm Mauser is that itís a slightly shorter cartridge (with an overall length of 71mm compared to 78mm for the 7mm Mauser) and therefore packs the performance of the 7mm Mauser into a smaller package.
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My old Creedmore,Haven't really shot it to post up any real time info.

Seems accurate enough though.
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I have a Kimber Adirondack 7mm08. 4lb 13oz hardly any kick, very light with a vx3i scope and extremely accurate to 300 with non toxic gmx rounds with the short 18 inch barrel and b&c recticle. I love it but hardly gun hunt anymore but I bought the gun with my wife and kid to eventually use. The my buddy has three 6.5s and loves them.
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