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Old 07-11-2010, 09:29 PM
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Stretching the 308

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A 308 surely does challenge ones skillset!
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Old 07-11-2010, 09:50 PM
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Good shootin' orkan!
Long range with any rifle is fun & hard to do. Because of the lay of the land & the trees I can only get to 400 yds at my place. Anything further & I go to my buddy's farm where 1000 yds is possible. My Tikka Varmint .308 is up to the challange weather I am or not. I spend most of my range time at home with my Savage .22 LR MKII FV & the new Savage MKII TRR. The practice helps me when shooting the bigger rifles
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Nice shooting and good pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:42 AM
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Very nice
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I do not understand the theory behind short barreled 308's for longrange work because like most other cartridges, it will benefit from more barrel length.

Secondly, while the 175 SMK works very well as a hunting bullet for medium sized animals, the 155's in several brands can give you more velocity with almost exactly the same BC. This translates to less drop and more distance before going subsonic.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:55 AM
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Re: Stretching the 308

Fun stuff - my old .308 match rifle had a 30" Krieger barrel with a tight bore and a 1:13 twist. It would easily send 155's downrange at 3,000+ fps. Those 155 Scenars are a great bullet for stretching the effective range of the little .308 Win. The 155 Berger VLD does a fine job too.

I'm impressed with your thoughts on the real-world problems of military snipers trying to make solid first round hits at long range with the 7.62/.308 Win. They've got good rifles & training, but still, it's asking a lot of a .308 Win.

It's kind of fun messing with the .308 way out there, but there are better cartridges for the job for sure.

Regards, Guy
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I do not understand the theory behind short barreled 308's for longrange work because like most other cartridges, it will benefit from more barrel length.

Secondly, while the 175 SMK works very well as a hunting bullet for medium sized animals, the 155's in several brands can give you more velocity with almost exactly the same BC. This translates to less drop and more distance before going subsonic.
Bob I dont get it either. I do second you opnion on the 155g bullets. If it where me I would use the 155g Berger.
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