Re: Remington 700 5R .308 or Remington 700 5R .300 Win Mag???
Very cool. Glad you went with the 308. I have a Sendero 300 win, similar to the 5R and I love it but love the little brother version better. I know .7-1 MOA will improve if you lighten the trigger, bed the stock and put a razor sharp crown on it. I used fed gold medal for a while with stellar results except for terminal performance. I had quite a few pencil holes for exits. If it wasn't for open country, I probably would have lost game with them. Amax's and Accubonds solved that problem. The 11.25 twist is perfect for 190 VLDs, should you opt to reload, it may prove to be a good combo. I was getting a bit north of 2650 with the 190 SMK with mine. I can't wait for the 190 ALR. I think it will be THE 308 win bullet for long range hunting. From everything I've read other ALRs are opening up very fast and at lower velocities. Kind of like the Amax but with more weight and BC than the 178 offers with a bit better retention.
Keep us posted!
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, 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.