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First time at a 1000 for the .308

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:35 PM
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First time at a 1000 for the .308

The weather was pretty good today, and I could not suppress the urge any longer. So I loaded everything into the jeep and headed out. I have really been wanting to shoot this .308 every since I traded for it back in Dec. I've shot it a couple of times just working up a group that I thought might work, but never worked up any drops. After getting my drops worked out to 500 I figured what the heck might as well go straight for a 1000 had set my steel up on the way in, so I just headed down the field to what looked like 1000 stopped got out the 1600 took 3 readings 1060-1061-1060. Good to go, got set up ran my numbers. first shot not quite enough wind 1 click left, round 2 on the way, right edge hit made an adjustment, damn to much (maybe) try again same spot, one final adjustment, let my last 6 fly. All in all I was pretty satisfied for the first time out with this rifle. 7 for 10 I'll take it and run.First time at a 1000 for the .308-308-1006.jpg
Rifle specs: Rem 700 VSSF, 26" factory barrel, Badger ord. tac knob, & brake installed by GA Precision. I installed a Jewle trigger set at 1.5 lbs. Factory HS Precision stock. Nothing really special but it shoots pretty well for a factory rifle.
Load info:175SMK's, 43grs.IMR4895 @ 2640fps. (not fast but accurate),Win. Cases, fed210 primers. Plate is 10"
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:50 PM
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Re: First time at a 1000 for the .308

Nice shooting !
7 shots in 10'' Not bad at all .
Factory Barrel . Gotta love the Remingtons
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:25 PM
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Re: First time at a 1000 for the .308

Thanks, yea I think it will be a shooter, once I really start to tweek a little. I don't have much experience with the .308, I picked it up to have something for trigger time without burning the barrel on my 7mm. I just bought a new mil spec 5r a few weeks ago in 300wm getting stuff togeather now to start playin with it a little. Finally found some 215 hybrids for it yesterday.

Guess I should have mentioned the 308 is wearing a NF NXS 5.5x22x56 with MOAR Reticle. Noticed I left that out.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:34 PM
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Re: First time at a 1000 for the .308

Nice! Gotta love the 308 practice to save the barrel life on a mag gun....Especially practice at 1000. You really learn the weather condition changes with that 308 all the way out there! Makes the change to the mags more confident.

I do the same. Shoot most of my practice with a Savage M12 to save barrels.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:44 PM
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Re: First time at a 1000 for the .308

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Nice! Gotta love the 308 practice to save the barrel life on a mag gun....Especially practice at 1000. You really learn the weather condition changes with that 308 all the way out there! Makes the change to the mags more confident.

I do the same. Shoot most of my practice with a Savage M12 to save barrels.
Thanks, yeah that's what I'm wanting.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:47 AM
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Re: First time at a 1000 for the .308

Good job!! It can be difficult to shoot under a min at 1k with a 308. You should feel good.
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