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Unread 04-27-2008, 04:26 AM
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What's wrong with the 308? Later,

Kirk
It wouldn't hit a dinner plate at 200yds after trying heaps of loads, bedding etc. I changed it to a 284 and shot real good, but I got a little over eager with some fluting and wrecked that barrel :eek:
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    I was talking about the caliber not the rifle. Funny I have not seen a 308 that would not shoot well, heck 200 yards is a chip shot with mine. Granted the 308 does not have the cool factor of some wildcat or magnum rounds it is still a very viable caliber with good accuracy in most all rifles. Later,

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    I had a cute little Mod 7 in .308. Wouldn't shoot, changed out the pretty wood stock for kevlar/fiberglass and carefully bedded it, still wouldn't shoot better than 2 1/2 MOA with anything I tried in it.

    Den
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    .308W is a great cartridge

    For a Sambar using a Nosler AccuBond 180/2600 and 200/2500fps at and up to 300 yards. If anything bigger is needed without the hassle, the larger case capacity 30-284W should add all "the needed extras" at minimum cost. Personally, in the Model Seven I wouldn't change the .308W for anything else.

    Peter
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    .308W is one of the easiest

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    It wouldn't hit a dinner plate at 200yds after trying heaps of loads, bedding etc. I changed it to a 284 and shot real good, but I got a little over eager with some fluting and wrecked that barrel :eek:
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    Cartridges to shoot well with "anything" and even my pig gun a military barrel .308W Mauser 98 shoots less than a MOA/five shot group with 180SPBT/2630fps. I personally don't know of any loading to exceed a 2 MOA/five shot group in that gun.

    Peter
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