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Semi auto for long range hunting?

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Unread 04-25-2013, 05:22 AM
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Re: Semi auto for long range hunting?

308 is my favorite overall cartridge, I have an M1 Garand in it too, still want to get an M1A, stupidly I passed on one in January, a National Match one in a camo'd composite stock. great price too. I kinda wanted it in wood, but now I feel stupid as it would double as a great hunting rifle. I was a little tight and way too cheap, I think it was 1,700 bucks and pristine with only being moderately used. I don't know the exact production date, but it was all original maybe 20 or so years old I'd guess, maybe a bit longer.

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Unread 04-25-2013, 05:31 AM
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Re: Semi auto for long range hunting?

I have a Remington R25 in 7mm08 that is basically the DPMS which is owned by the same parent company. Also available in 308 and 243. I get .5 MOA loaded with 140SST's. Topped with a MK4 Leopold3.5-10x, it's an effective 700 yard hunting rifle.

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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:40 PM
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Re: Semi auto for long range hunting?

If I were buying a semi and never wanted to tinker with it, just shoot it and clean it, I would probably give Les Baer a call and get one of his match AR10s 1/2moa certified. If I wanted to do my own setup I would get an upper from AR-X, and stick it on a Rock River Arms or DPMS lower with a Magpul PRS stock, and a Jewell or JP 3# or less single stage trigger. So many options anymore its just a matter of what appeals the most to you, most of the newer ARs are or can be made accurate and the M1s are as well. If you really want the most range out of a semi with a 308 size case you may want to look at the 260rem, 6.5 SLR (260 with 30* shoulder and slightly longer neck) 6SLR also the same as the 6.5SLR just in 6mm, then the 7mm-08 with 162 amax or 168 berger would also do well. The 308 to me is about out of steam at 800yrds, not that its not capable of farther distances, just don't want people to start hollering about ethics.
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