Re: Need some suggestions on a tactical 308
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that is why the 308 was appealing to me. This gun would be primary used for north american game (mostly whitetail), I do have a 378 weatherby at my disposal, but again, 90.00+box gets pretty expensive. Considering I dont reload I wanted something cheaper, but long range ability.
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In that case, the 308 gets my vote!
It is a good caliber to learn how to reload on and to learn the principals of LR shooting. It is also alot more cost effective than others. Even at 20-25 bucks a box for federal gold medal match, it is still fairly cost effective.
My only recomendation is a 24" minimum barrel for the 308 if you intend on shooting 1000 yards. 26" is better. Dont overlook the 700 PSS or some of the savages in 10FP.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.