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Unread 07-12-2012, 02:53 PM
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Re: Need help!!!!

Outlaw: can you explain the whole reticle thing and how it may affect me? I don't know much about that topic
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    Unread 07-12-2012, 03:06 PM
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    younghunter, i am a little guy, i am 4'10" 110 lbs and i can comfortably shoot my Dads 14 lbs Savage 110 fcp hs 338 lapua.

    The only problen i see with the 338 Lapua is since you dont reload there isnt much out there for hunting ammo. Yes, some people hunt with the 300 grain SMK and 300 grain Berger OTM (I know i am going to get chewed out for this) but neither of those bullets were designed for hunting.

    I dont mean to affend anyone who uses either of these bullets for hunting i am just stating fact that they werent designed for it.
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    With that kind of budget I would build one to exact specs
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    Outlaw: can you explain the whole reticle thing and how it may affect me? I don't know much about that topic
    I was making the assumption that the scope you suggested had a Mil based reticle (TMR or Mil-Dot). The M1 dials are MOA. It can be confusing to dial your elevation in MOA & hold your wind in Mils.... Check out the below thread for some more info...

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...you-use-85233/

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    younghunter, i am a little guy, i am 4'10" 110 lbs and i can comfortably shoot my Dads 14 lbs Savage 110 fcp hs 338 lapua.

    The only problen i see with the 338 Lapua is since you dont reload there isnt much out there for hunting ammo. Yes, some people hunt with the 300 grain SMK and 300 grain Berger OTM (I know i am going to get chewed out for this) but neither of those bullets were designed for hunting.

    I dont mean to affend anyone who uses either of these bullets for hunting i am just stating fact that they werent designed for it.
    Nope they sure weren't. Then again, the 2013 Shelby GT500 wasn't designed to get over 20mpg either but it does...
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    Unread 07-12-2012, 03:28 PM
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    What does MIL and MOA stand for exactly?
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    Nope they sure weren't. Then again, the 2013 Shelby GT500 wasn't designed to get over 20mpg either but it does...
    Outlaw6.0 heres my plan, i am going to use the 280 Barnes LRX until it fails me, if it does fail me i will switch to the 300 grain berger.
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    My guess on W3P .308 230 Grain Bullet: G1 .740-.755
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    Unread 07-12-2012, 03:30 PM
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    That quote on your profile is from Thomas Paine if I'm not mistaken. I like your taste
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