Re: OK.....I am a believer. 308/RL-17/208 AMAX = sweet spot
Originally Posted by CA48
If Michael is referring to competition as far as F-Class or some other forms of competition muzzle breaks are not allowed, not sure the rules as far as bench rest though. Looking forward to seeing the results of the 210's
That is exactly what I am refering to. For my practice rifle and hunting rifle the recoil is very managable but 2 days worth of shooting 40-60 rounds would suck. Since there are no muzzle brakes allowed in matches, the 260, 6.5x284 and 7mm-08 seem much more user friendly. From a hunting standpoint, of the 260, 7mm-08, 6.5x284 and 308, the 308 running the 208 at 2650-2725 FPS is unbeatable for wind, retained velocity and energy.
I will be at the range later after work and will have some actual groups to make some real notes. I will be running 48.0, 48.5, and 49.0 grains at 3.015" just touching the lands.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, 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.