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308 Winchester, 168 Hybrids, 26", how far?

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308 Winchester, 168 Hybrids, 26", how far?

308 Win with a 26" barrel, shooting 168 Bergers Hybrids, how far should this shoot accurately?

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    Re: 308 Winchester, 168 Hybrids, 26", how far?

    600 yards for sure, for accuracy,
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    Re: 308 Winchester, 168 Hybrids, 26", how far?

    This is not meant as a criticism, but really is just a question:

    If you are going to put all that work and a 26 inch barrel on a gun, why not just use a 30-06 instead of a 308 win ? Maybe I am just old fashion, but it seems like the main advantage of the short action rounds easier bulk transport of ammo. After that, the long action rounds seem like better performers.

    What am I missing ?
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    Re: 308 Winchester, 168 Hybrids, 26", how far?

    I am am a 3006 shooter with no experience with 168 hybrids but I think you can get them to 1000 I have shot 168 smks that far but my buddies have 308s and the smks keyholed at 1000 so I think that those hybrids would do better than smks the only option is to devlope a accurate load and test it.
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    Re: 308 Winchester, 168 Hybrids, 26", how far?

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    This is not meant as a criticism, but really is just a question:

    If you are going to put all that work and a 26 inch barrel on a gun, why not just use a 30-06 instead of a 308 win ? Maybe I am just old fashion, but it seems like the main advantage of the short action rounds easier bulk transport of ammo. After that, the long action rounds seem like better performers.

    What am I missing ?
    the 308 is a great round for long range shooting its been proven over and over 26 in barrel will give you no excuses on velocity yea it doesn't need 26in but if you got it than shoot it why not.
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    Re: 308 Winchester, 168 Hybrids, 26", how far?

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    the 308 is a great round for long range shooting its been proven over and over 26 in barrel will give you no excuses on velocity yea it doesn't need 26in but if you got it than shoot it why not.
    Thanks, what I meant actually is that my perception from reading is that under similar loading pressures, barrel length, and bullet choice, the 30-06 will give you an extra 100 FPS over a 308.

    All this, at similar recoil, less than 1 inch longer overall length, and similar cost for both rifle and rounds.

    100 FPS gain might not seem like much, but 1 000 yards is a long shot, at least to me.

    I am not criticizing the 308 win, and yes it is proven, I am just curious if there is any other advantage over the 30-06 other than the logistics of carrying longer bullets. Of course I am assuming that a setup for 1 000 yard shots is a bolt action.
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    Re: 308 Winchester, 168 Hybrids, 26", how far?

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    308 Win with a 26" barrel, shooting 168 Bergers Hybrids, how far should this shoot accurately?

    Thanks
    I was good to about 6-7 hundred with the 168's. I took them further but it got significantly more difficult around 800+
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