Originally Posted by libertyman777
I've lurked around for a while but haven't done a lot of posting. I've just ordered a FN SPR A2. FN has discontinued this stock option and so the rifle was a really good buy at $1500.
Anyway, the rifle is in .308 and I'm wondering what I should consider the maximum effective range. I'll hunt with Berger VLD's (155 or 175) if they'll shoot in the rifle.
My scope is an older IOR 10x42 MP8.
Depending on the bullet and load the 308 should be good for big game from 600 to 800 yards.
Look at the downrange velocity and where the bullet drops below 16 or 1700 ft/sec will be about
the maximum distance on game.
Some think that the Berger's need 18 to 1900 ft/sec to perform on game.
After finding out where your velocity drops below around 1800 ft/sec, shoot at the maximum
distance and verify that accuracy Is good enough, and that is your maximum effective hunting
It doesent matter what Me or anyone else says, your rifle and load will determine the maximum
distance you should hunt.
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