While the 7mm-08 Remington was first commercially manufactured in the early 80's, its roots can be traced back to the late 50's as a popular wildcat cartridge.
This flat shooting, mild recoiling caliber has a devout following of both hunters and competition shooters. The wide selection of 7mm (.284") caliber bullets makes it a very flexible cartridge. It is widely available in both semi-auto and bolt action rifles as well as several single-shots and a few pistols.
**As with all commercialized wildcat cartridges, minor variations in Pre-SAAMI chambers may not headspace properly, or may have clearance issues with SAAMI spec brass.