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Old 08-19-2002, 03:57 PM
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.308 Win

I have discovered that the cost of the .408 I plan to build will be expensive so I can't make a .30-378 at the same time so I thought that I would get a .308 Win in a Remington rifle. What dia and length barrel should I get for that caliber? I was thinking a 24 or 26". The action is a M 700, I just would like to see what your preferences were as you probably have more knowledge on this round than I do.
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Old 08-19-2002, 04:28 PM
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Re: .308 Win

For get about the caliber I used above. I have changed it to a .30-06 Springfield for a few reasons and here they are. The first is that I already have a Winchester Model 70 in .30-06. I already have a scopoe in it which should be good for 1000 yards. I also recall when reading book about the snipers' stories during WWII and Vietnam that the .30-06 is effective to about 1500 yards. All I would need it the barrel and the stock. So the questions I have asked for the .308, apply them to the .30-06.
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Re: .308 Win

NH,There is a guy at the 1000 yard club in Willimsport that shoot's a 308 in a Sendero (prone) and does quite well.That would be the way I would go if I were buying a stock gun.......SENDERO'S RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 08-20-2002, 12:11 AM
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Re: .308 Win

That woudl work out almost perfect because my local Galyans has a black Sendero for about $600 with a 26" barrel. The only thing is I would need a scope. I think I will do that.
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Old 08-20-2002, 12:12 AM
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Re: .308 Win

What would be the ideal weight bullet for target shooting with the .308?
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Old 08-20-2002, 12:48 AM
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Re: .308 Win

Ideal bullet weight for a .308......ask a Palma shooter, 155. Ask a Marine, 175. Ask some other guy, 190. Which one is the best? They all are great choices. Neither one is going to hurt your ability to shoot long range, the important thing is to stop talking about all these crazy ideas and go out and shoot a bunch with a .308. You are talking about the .408, then the .338 Lapua, then back to .408, then a .30-378, then .308, .30-06 now .308 again. Get a .308, a bunch of Varget, any of the above mentioned bullets and spend as much time shooting that rifle as you do talking about it and you will do wonders for your longrange know how. After you have worn out your .308, then you will know what you want in a new rifle in addition to your freshly barreled .308 just because they are reasonably cheap to shoot, and not as tempermental as some of the exotics. Its pretty hard to not take a .308, 43.5 gr of Varget in a Federal case with a 175 gr match bullet jumped .010" and not have a gun that shoots .5 MOA at 2700 fps. It will stay supersonic to 1000 no problem. You will learn the effects of wind, mirage and changing light conditions. Keep a good log book of environmental conditions with each long ange shot and start a spreadsheet up that tabulates all the data. Master the .308 and you will be a serious threat at longrange to any steel plate, paper target or crow. JUST GO SHOOTING!!!!!!


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Old 08-20-2002, 01:08 AM
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Re: .308 Win

I already have a .30-378, but I want a custom one. The problem is that won't happen for awhile because of the .408. I will have you guys at PGW build me one of each. I thought of making a rifle in .30-06 because I already have one. The .338 Lapua was just a question beacause I wanted to know why it was good, I was never thinking on getting one. I'm on a somewhat tight budget and Deer season for me is not that far away, and I wanted another rifle for deer than just the .30-378. I have been thinking of a .308 for a few months but I was debating between that and the .30-06. I will go shooting, but the problem is my dad doesn't like it very much so I have to do most of this myself. I an only get there so often between school and work. I'm just trying to see if the .308 will cost more or less and take less time than the .30-06. It is an alternative for the .30-378. I know I ask too many questions for different things, but I just want to learn.
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