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Old 04-10-2013, 09:58 PM
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Re: 18" barrel in the 308

Put it like this. Anything a 168 can do the 175s can do better. Unless your launching the 168's hundreds of feet faster than the 175s you are not going to be able to overcome the better BC of the 175s.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:13 PM
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Re: 18" barrel in the 308

i don't understand why such a short barrel . if there is any wind it will harder. i like a 6.5-284 with at least a 26" barrel.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:43 PM
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i don't understand why such a short barrel . if there is any wind it will harder. i like a 6.5-284 with at least a 26" barrel.
Totally different cartridge and ballistics. 308 is very efficient in shorter barrels compared to a caliber like the 6.5/284. Which is optimized in a 26in tube. 6.5 bullets also have better BCs. But depending on what he plans on doing with the rifle it maybe exactly what he needs. I bought a 308 with a 16.5 barrel. I'm not going to set any speed records but hunting in the thick Northwoods of Wisconsin it is perfectly matched for my conditions and game.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:10 AM
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Re: 18" barrel in the 308

Thats very true about the 175 BC. This will be a hunting/ steel ringing rifle. maximum distacne on mule deer and under would be at 500yds. Like aramarine6 stated , the 308 fairs very well with a short thick barrel. I know this and the weight will be down compared to a long thick barrel.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:02 AM
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Re: 18" barrel in the 308

Swifty, let me know how the 8208XBR works out for ya, I've got a couple of pounds of that I bought to try in a 223, but went back to Benchmark. I see your a fellow Hoosier.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:40 AM
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Re: 18" barrel in the 308

Will do rick. It might be a minute befoe i do it though. We will see. Check your messages, I sent you a PM.
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20 inch barrel with a good load and practice. 1000 yards is totally reachable.
My old custom 7 .308 (got stolen in '08) had an M24 barrel cut down to 20" finished length w/ an 11* recessed match crown and it would stack 'em. Even out to 1,000 with no problem. My gunsmith that built it for me took it out back and did a 1K test on it...Said it passed with flying colors. He shoots 1K Benchrest tournaments, so I took his word for it, that the gun would shoot better than I could. And when I got it and did some shooting....Man, he wasn't lying! I was blown away, even with factory loaded Hornady TAP 168 HPBT (LE red box) ammo! LOL
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