MontanaMarine was kind enough to take me to a great shooting spot today. We couldn't have asked for better conditions- very little wind, clear, coldish, and dry. We had very little trouble getting real close with our cold bore shots at 1500, and even a mile.
We had to change targets (rock, bush, rock) to see splash as the light changed, but on all shots where splash was visible I was amazed at how tight the 208's held to the target at 1500 (my second five shot string went 4/5 on it- cold bore was off left edge, 4 followers all hit). Shane summed it up perfectly with his previous quote
"At the same time, I'm quite confident I could make life difficult for someone at 1500 yards with my 308 and handloads, if things should ever come to that."
With the 208's running ~2640, I'd confidently shoot 1500 yards on man sized targets. Obviously, the conditions played a big role today, but considering we both saw sub moa performance from the amax's at several ranges from 675-1760 yards (in a 308, an 06, and a 300 wsm
), I suspect that a decent shooter could expect good things in even moderate wind. I'll post a full report tomorrow when I get the notes & pictures put together.