Re: 168 smk vs 175 smk
Originally Posted by jwp475
The 175's are supposed to be more accurate past 600 yards
This is correct. The 168 is designed for up to 600 yards. The 175 is designed for 1000 yards. On paper and in theroy that is. According to my own personal experiances (in the 308 win) this HAS been the case. Now in my experiance the 168 offered no better results from 0-600 than the 175. The 175 did everything the 168 could do. t 1K it was a different story. The 175's were by far more accurate and shot perfect round holes at 1K. Even at near sea level (80'ish) and in sub zero air. This was a a mild velocity as well. Around 2550 FPS. The 168's shot nearly 2700 FPS and wouldnt make it to 1K without going sideways and obviously huge groups.
IMHO the 175 makes the 168 near obsolete for the 308. The 168 has had some great success in matches in the past however. I still think the 168 is overrated. Just my .02
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.