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Old 07-28-2011, 11:13 PM
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Re: New Member with Questions-LR308 Suggestions

Okay one more question guys. I just did some looking around at the 150 grain range projectiles. Some folks are recomending the 155 scenars. Do any of you have any experience with those?
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:33 PM
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Thanks for all the info guys. Honestly I have not done alot of shooting with this gun. I've spent most of my time lately with my 6.8AR. I have shot some 130 grain Barnes and some 150 grain SGK at 100yds that shot under an MOA. I have yet to mess with the heavier projectiles yet. The barrel is a 1-10. I have a good friend at D9 Firearms that can hook me up with a better and longer barrel if I want, I'm just trying to figure out if that is the best option right now. If I could accomplish lethal shots out to 700yds with my setup, then I'm cool with that for now. I really want to get some time behind the trigger practicing long shots and learning the technique. If I'm going to blow the thing apart and start over then I think I really want a .260 or 6.5creedmoore. Also I would probably start reloading the .308 with Varget, since I've been using that and am fairly familiar with it.

So what are your thoughts now?
I'd just try staying with the same set up you are using then for now and see if you can still shoot under 1 MOA at 300.

If you can then you should be able to hold MOA at 700.

You will have to stay as suggested with the lighter bullets though to keep any decent velocity at all at those ranges.

Of course the .260 is going to out perform the .308 if you decide to go that way but if you are happy with what you have now no sense spending the money till you are ready to do so on the change over.

Generally though even out of the longer barrels the .308 you are limited to about 600yds max for anything bigger than coyotes.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:50 PM
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Re: New Member with Questions-LR308 Suggestions

Thanks WR,

Your thoughts confirm mostly what I had been thinking. Although I was convinced I would have to get into the heavier bullets. Looks like the concensus is to stay in the 150 range so thats where I will start.

Okay so my plan was to order a fairly simple Leupold with a elevation turret and probably mil-dot reticle. Something either to 10-12 power. Once I got it doped I'd get a custom marked turret. I'm working on budget, but I want to get equipment that will do the job. So what optic would I spend the least on and still be capable and suitable for the job? and how much would that be?
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:57 PM
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Thanks WR,

Your thoughts confirm mostly what I had been thinking. Although I was convinced I would have to get into the heavier bullets. Looks like the concensus is to stay in the 150 range so thats where I will start.

Okay so my plan was to order a fairly simple Leupold with a elevation turret and probably mil-dot reticle. Something either to 10-12 power. Once I got it doped I'd get a custom marked turret. I'm working on budget, but I want to get equipment that will do the job. So what optic would I spend the least on and still be capable and suitable for the job? and how much would that be?
I've shot Jack Rabbits out to 700 with my 4.5-14x44 Conquests.

I've shot coyotes at the same range with a 3.5-10x50 Leupold.

If 700 is your max then I don't really see the need to go beyond 16x unless you plan on very small targets.

One of the best buys out there though is the 6x18x40 VXII's if you're on a tight budget. Give Ebay and Sniper's hide classifieds a look as well as the classifieds here.

You don't HAVE to spend a ton to get a scope that'll work at these ranges. I have a 3-9X50 mil dot on my Mini 14 in 6.8spc and it's more than adequate out to 600yds even on coyotes.
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