Originally Posted by Fiftydriver
I have a set of componants sitting here in the shop that I am going to use to build myself a 260 Rem very similiar to your rig. I have always been impressed with the performance that the little 6.5mm can produce and its consistancy is amazing. To be honest, I think it has pretty much made the 308 Win obsolete but ya have to be careful who you say that to as it can start quite a stir.
For example, go over to SniperHide and say that and you would get linched!!!
Anyway, nice shooting!!!
The .308 is a terrible military sniper round, great for cops where the ranges are always less than 300 and usually less than 100, but for the military anyone who understands ballistics knows how bad it is.
The last two things I wanted to accomplish before I left the Marine Corps was to get rid of the Unertl scope and the 308 for our long range work. The 308 is great in AR-10 type rifles for urban stuff, but I am personally a fan of big 7 mm's for long range military sniping, followed very closely by the big .338's.
I don't know what kind of barrel life we could get out of it, but there is nothing that comes even close to the 7 AM with the 200 gr. ULD (as far as trajectory and wind drift) it even beats the .338 AM and flat embarrasses every thing else I compared it to, including my 300 WBY with 210 Berger's, my 30-378 with 240 SMK, and my 408 Chey Tac.
1/2 the wind drift at 1500 yards as my 300 with 210 Bergers. Just over 16 MOA at 1000, unreal.