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Unread 07-13-2010, 10:02 PM
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Re: Stretching the 308

I've been so fascinated by the .308 for so long I finally bought one I like. Back about 1998 I bought a Savage LH FP10 and got the std 3-9x40 Denver Redfield AccuTrac on it and zeroed out to 300 yrds before deciding I HATED that rifle. So I sold it to some guy. Recently I had chance to get a 1982 model Ruger 77V .308 with wood stock and heavy bbl and Leupold 3-9x40 dpx on it for a relatively bargain price. I sure luv that gun and cant wait to wring it out at long range. It aint LH but it fits me like a glove. It's as close to the long desired Rem 700V they took to RVN in the 60's as I'll ever get.
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    Re: Stretching the 308

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    My thought was, I already have a 30-06.

    Well shoot it!

    The 06 will ballistically out perform the 308, so provided the thing is accurate, you've got a bird in hand vs. two in the bush.

    If you are printing 1.5 moa or better with store bought hunting loads... put some match grade ammo through it and see how it does.
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    I do shoot all my 30-06.

    I just mentioned it because it no longer has as much tacticool as the .308, but still has a ballistic edge over the .308.
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    Re: Stretching the 308

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    I do shoot all my 30-06.

    I just mentioned it because it no longer has as much tacticool as the .308, but still has a ballistic edge over the .308.

    I think it is still taticool. 1903 Springfield in any variation, M1 Garand, still have a place in my heart. I think it would be neat to build a 30-06AI in a long barrel rifle with a break. Think it would be a thumper!

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    Damn right! I love shooting my Garand and 1903A3. I can hit the 8" gong at 100 yds standing with great regularity using ball ammo.

    Those are the only open sight centerfire guns I have besides my competition AR-15 Service Rifle.
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