Re: Best caliber for long range ?
Competitions are set ranges and only about groups and not mobile etc.
Then its a wind issue only etc hence a 50 BMG and not a 416 Barrett , etc
Bullet drop is terrible on a 50 BMG but I also have one. Hunting and no spotter or rangefinder , it will stay at home. 378 weatherby is going.
I agree the 300 gr at .9 BC works . Barnes , Berger , etc VLD but lite enough to match the powder , BBL, to get the sweet spot of your combination is key.
Accuracy , well 1/2 in at 100 yd will work in a 308 , 6.8 have accuracy but not a 1000 yd gun .
Accuracy is what we are talking , dont get hung up on 100 yd groups and think it is the same at 1000 yds etc
Best gun after 500 yds accuracy , no 308 .
Military Snipers are slowly coming around but they need production not reloads and wildcats etc. 223 then 308 then 30/06 then 300 win mag then 50 then 416 Barrett to name a few in progression.
But they will never have a 378 as an example but spotter , rangefinder , Bors, etc can be deadly, not in a run around the USA type system .