Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

308 Winchester

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 01-07-2011, 08:26 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,072
Re: 308 Winchester

Quote:
Originally Posted by loosesniper2000 View Post
Hello liltank, I wanted to ask you the other day, what powder would you recommend using for the 200SGK? Do you think a 1 in 10 twist would handle that?
I'm going to use IMR 4064, RL17 (Most likely candidate for use), and IMR 4320. I don't have the 4320, but it may be worth a try. Ramshot Big Game is showing promise as a viable powder and N550. So what ever you have of any of these would be a good choice. I have not had a chance to play with the 200SGK yet as I have been waiting for my barrel to get here. I probably won't start playing with it until mid summer when Groundhog hunting slows a bit.

Tank
__________________
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-07-2011, 08:56 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SW MT or noVA
Posts: 985
Re: 308 Winchester

I have shot 190 VLDs and 208 A-maxs from my .308. With the 208 A-max I'll shoot deer to 900 in good, 1000 in perfect conditions. However that's really the limits of the round. You really need to know how to dope the wind and dial in a slew of
atmospheric conditions before thating that shot.

I use RL17 however H4350, W760, VV-N540 (190s in shorter barrel), VV-N550, Ramshot Big Game, are all viable for heavy weight .308s.

Also, I shoot a 28" 1-11tw hart and it will stabilize 208 A-maxs and 210 VLDs no problem.
__________________
"Out of range" is a theoretical concept as far as I'm concerned. Send it!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-07-2011, 10:03 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Here
Posts: 87
Re: 308 Winchester

Thanks for the input guys. It sounds like the little 308 will do fine until I learn and get some experience.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-10-2011, 05:57 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Temecula CA
Posts: 381
Re: 308 Winchester

I'm no expert by any stretch but I do know what my eyes tell me. Some will disagree with what I am about to say next but here goes. If you (a) keep your shots inside 350 yards, and (b) drive a 178 grain Hornaday Amax bullet at 2600 FPS, no animal that is legal to shoot in the lower 48 states will survive a well placed shot from any .30 caliber rifle. If they dont drop where they stand, they won't go far.
__________________
.308 Howa 1500, 24" varmint barrel, Harris bipod Bell & Carlson MkII tactical stock. 4-14x50 tactical scope from Wonder Optics.

http://web.me.com/rdsii64/shooter64
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,072
Re: 308 Winchester

Quote:
Originally Posted by rdsii64 View Post
I'm no expert by any stretch but I do know what my eyes tell me. Some will disagree with what I am about to say next but here goes. If you (a) keep your shots inside 350 yards, and (b) drive a 178 grain Hornaday Amax bullet at 2600 FPS, no animal that is legal to shoot in the lower 48 states will survive a well placed shot from any .30 caliber rifle. If they dont drop where they stand, they won't go far.

No argument from me!

Tank
__________________
Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-10-2011, 07:49 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 307
Re: 308 Winchester

I'm no expert either, and probably only an average shot and reloader, but if you're going to go AMAX why not 175 Gr SMK or larger over the AMAX. Right now I'm shooting 165 SST and Interbonds and 175Gr SMK's. Interbonds for hardier beasts, but I think the SST is fine for deer out of the 308 (28inch barrel 11.5 twist) as far as it will run down to 1100fps...can't remember the distance off hte top of my head...

At some point I'll try something heavier, either 180's, or the 208gr beasts...

Matt
__________________
Matt Roth
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-11-2011, 09:50 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Denton, Nebraska
Posts: 41
Re: 308 Winchester

I fell in love with the 150 Grain Hornaday SST's. They are accurate as hell, and hit as hard as a ballistic tip, but has serious penetration and knockdown. three deer dead this year ranging from 70 to 210 yards.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 308 Winchester
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.280 AI vs .284 Winchester AI... BlackKnight755 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 12 03-21-2013 12:46 PM
W T S FNH .300 wsm,barreled action - pre 64 winchester type,made in Winchester pl Takeaim1st Guns For Sale 2 03-07-2011 03:43 AM
25 winchester super short mag in a winchester coyote mulie nut Guns For Sale 3 03-13-2010 01:17 PM
.243 Winchester roughneck Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 0 04-06-2009 09:51 PM
My Winchester M70 Nape.270 Gun Photos 5 02-20-2009 01:53 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC