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Old 08-12-2011, 09:22 PM
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Rem 700 short Action

Hi i just got my .308 rem 700 short action and was needing some help. I want to reach to about 1000yds so i was wondering bullet weight, barrel twist and maker of quality barrels also barrel length all suggestions welcome.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:44 PM
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Re: Rem 700 short Action

Honestly you should have got a 300wsm, if you do care to try the 308 you'll need a 28" 13 twist barrel and 155 smk palmas or 155 lapua scenars and varget or H4895 and hope like hell the wind acts right.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:46 PM
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thinks for the info all put it to good use but the max all probably get out and shoot is 6-800yds
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:58 PM
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Yeah I have 2 308s there not reliable 1k rifles, if you stay at 6-700 yards go with a 26" 10 twist and shoot 178 amaxs, 180 smk's, or 185 bergers, they will do decent on deer sized game at that distance. If your doing a brand new build off of a rem 700 I reccomend having the action trued and the lugs lapped, a tubbs speedlock firing pin assembly, jewell trigger, and hs, bell and carlson or mcmillan stock.
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Re: Rem 700 short Action

I would not go with a 13" twist for hunting though.

155s are for Palma and F class paper punching and that is ok if that is what you are wanting to do. The guys that do that are using very specific 13 twist barrels with what is called tight bores with 30-34" barrels.

in the 308, go with a 1-11 twist which will shoot the 180-200 grain bullets much better. The berger 185 and the 175 AMAX are favorites in that range along with the 175 SMK

Very good choices in barrels with all of them, Bartlien, Brux, Hart, Krieger, Broughton, Satern, Rock. It would max out the barrel length for hunting at 24".

More importantly is the chamber used that will gives you a throat for bullets upt to 200 gr. You do not want it chambered with a Palma reamer for only the 155s for example.

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Hi i just got my .308 rem 700 short action and was needing some help. I want to reach to about 1000yds so i was wondering bullet weight, barrel twist and maker of quality barrels also barrel length all suggestions welcome.
turn your .308 into a 7mm-08 and don't look back! Go with a 1:10 or 1:9 or look into other chambers like a 6.5-284. The 30 cal bullets just don't carry as well out to 1000 yards as a 6mm, 6.5mm & 7mm.

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Old 08-14-2011, 11:58 AM
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Re: Rem 700 short Action

I cannot say much on what brand to get.but will say that a 10-12 twist will shoot just fine for ya.but most will say to go with a 10 twist for shooting 175-200gn bullets.

now thats been said you can and will say it again,you can push a 200,208,and 210gn bullet from a 12 twist barrel even a 20 inch barrel.it just takes R17 or varget to do it.R17 gets more FPS than varget.most are getting 2400-2500 with varget and 2500-2700 with R17.for me 24-28 inch barrel would be the length to get.you will get the 200-210 bullets to run faster to reach 1000 yards better I think.it just takes a deap chamber to get the max charge to push the 200 or better bullets.for me I use 47.5gn of R17.a riend uses 50gn of R17.most who use varget use 43gn.and win brass is better for the 200 plus loads.it has more volume for the loads.

you can even get the 155s or a 175 gn bullet to reach 1000 yards but the 200 or better just buck the went better for me.

I can even say that the 308 can and will shoot to a 1000.a good friend has did well with his out that fare.it just takes time and effort.even a 223 can make it that fare.there is a write up on this site that say alot about a 223 getting to a 1000 really well.

it just what you want and what you are really going to do with it.even how much time you are going to put into the whole nine yards.
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