Originally Posted by jmden
What is the case capacity (water or some powder to measure) of these two?
I would've thought that you could get a bit more out of that case than 2875 with a 31" barrel. Good to know. Thank you.
I could push the 300 SMK pass 2900, but the brass show very minimal signs of pressure. I could see slight extractor mark on the case head, but the bolt cycles easily. At 2875, you could easily get to a mile with enough energy to clobber an elk. Not that I'm going to shoot that far, so why bother. Here's what it did to my steel target at 525 yards.
Compare that with the 308 155 grain Scenar at the same distance;