Originally Posted by ogreshooter
Looking at possibly buying a new rifle, savage 10 fcp in 308. Want a long range rifle with longer barrel, hs stock, accurate from the factory with out having to add a bunch more too it besides optics (which i already have).
The Savage 10 FCP seems to fit the bill, but I am worried about over stabilizing the 168 grain bullets that I have become accustomed to blowing stuff up with (and I have about 1000 of them left to load, and no other rifle to shoot them out of).
So, is 1 in 10 too much for this bullet? Would I need to step up to some heavier bullet? What says you?
I am looking to shoot only to about 800 yards at this time, maybe more as my skills improve. Yes, I want to stay 308.
The 1 in 10 will work just fine. In fact the 1 in 10 and the 1 in 12 are the recommended twist
for 308 target rifles.
With the velocities of the 308 with the 168gr bullets ( Around 2700+ ft/sec velocity )you wont
have any of those problems.
My 40 x target rifle has a 1 in 10 twist and I use it for 200,300,600,and 1000yard matches
with the 168gr SMK.
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