A "Big Ol\' 308", my next rifle
You'll think I've bumped my head (again).
I've made up my mind on my next "long range" rifle. First a little chatter then the suprise chambering.
As many of you know, I like the 308 Win. I know the come-ups for the 308 like the back of my hand and I really find it's "rainbow" like trajectory little handicap. It is a little anemic "way out there" but then again as long as I can hit the vitals I'm sure it'll kill well enough.
I like the option of having factory ammo available so that in a pinch I can shoot even if it is with less than the best ammo.
I'm thinking I'd like a little lighter rifle and am planning on a hunt in Africa (I'm getting to it...) and a new rifle would be "required" for an African hunt (there's got to be a law about only new rifles allowed on safari's, I'll do a search later!).
So, a light(er) rifle with a trajectory that matches the 308 Win. and has a little more uumph at longer range(s) and respectable for Africa.... a 375 H&H. 300gr bullet, .47x BC, 2650 FPS--- a Big Ol' 308.
I talked with Chris Matthews today, lightweight Badger rings, bases and bottom metal, Rem 700 LA, McMillan HTG heavy (sniper) fill stock (camo of course), 24" #5 contour barrel, Witcha sling swivels + extra stud up front for the bipod, OD teflon finish on the metal, Leupold 3x9 M1 Tactical scope, beefed up bolt handle attachment, #8 screws for the scope bases.
(Sure is a long way from a 6PPC aint it!)
[ 04-01-2004: Message edited by: Dave King ]