Re: Best caliber for long range in a short action.
I recently contemplated converting my 308 into another caliber such as the 7mm-08. After discovering the 208 AMAX and N550 powder, I have no reason to look to down sizing. This load is astounding. Just before I went moose hunting last month it printed a 2.5" 3 shot group at 700 yards. A few weeks before that it put 6 bullets in a 3" group at 530 yards. Velocity is 2610 FPS. All that accuracy and retained energy way out there along with the rediculously low wind drift makes for one heck of a back up rifle and load for sheep, caribou and deer even out to 1/2 mile. Doubles up as a great 1000 yard F class load as well
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.