Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

Remington varmint 308 questions....

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-29-2013, 10:39 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ILLINOIS
Posts: 320
Remington varmint 308 questions....

How far can the 308 be shot accurately?

Which bullet weight is good for this gun?

I just purchased a rem 700 varmint 308.....i plan to put a egw 20moa base on it...but not sure about which stock. I want something not expensive, but not cheap either....any recommendations?

Also....how far down can the pro-x trigger be adjusted?


Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-29-2013, 11:28 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The high desert of wyoming
Posts: 154
Re: Remington varmint 308 questions....

I have a sps varmit in 308 and I put a B&C medelist stock on it. With a 12" twist it doesnt do real well with heavy bullets. My pet load is with a 155 a-max also shoots 168 very well. I am going to try some 175 grain bullets when I can find some. As for acurate range, my longest yote kill so far is 703 yards. The trigger that came on mine would only adjust down to 4 lb, I put a jewle triger on it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-30-2013, 06:32 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ILLINOIS
Posts: 320
Re: Remington varmint 308 questions....

thanks....good info.....the stock will be hard to choose and find
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-30-2013, 12:20 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
Posts: 3,508
Re: Remington varmint 308 questions....

The 308 can be shot accurately to as far as the bullets are supersonic. Don't be afraid of the 12 twist and heavier pills. The 12x will digest 190 and 200 grainers just fine. I'm using 208s in one of my 308s which has a 12x barrel. Not optimum but it's working. The 190VLD at 2650 FPS will stay supersonic to past 1300 yards in standard air. Add altitude and temperature, she'll go even further. 2650 FPS is it hard to get with 190s in a 308. Even with a 24" barrel.
__________________
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, 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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-30-2013, 12:39 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 5,404
Re: Remington varmint 308 questions....

Quote:
Originally Posted by WEATHERBY460 View Post
How far can the 308 be shot accurately?

Which bullet weight is good for this gun?

I just purchased a rem 700 varmint 308.....i plan to put a egw 20moa base on it...but not sure about which stock. I want something not expensive, but not cheap either....any recommendations?

Also....how far down can the pro-x trigger be adjusted?


Thanks
.308's can reach 1,000-1,500 meters accurately with the right gunny behind the trigger.

Depends on the rifling twist in the barrel as to which bullet it will prefer. Most people shoot 168's, 175's, 190's, and 210's. I shoot 168, 175, & 210gr bullets out of mine. It has an 11.25" twist.

The EGW HD aluminum 20MOA base is excellent. They are the only 1-piece bases I'll use. You should also look into the TPS TSR HD aluminum rings, too. They are cheap and strong as an ox, and very precise equipment.

As for stocks...HS Precision, Bell & Carlson, & McMillan are all good options.

Regarding the X-Mark Pro trigger....Do yourself a favor and throw it in the garbage. Buy a Jewell or Jard. I absolutely HATE the X-Mark trigger in my 700 5R MilSpec. And as soon as I get the cash I will be changing it out with a Jewell.

I shoot the 210gr Berger VLD's out of my .308 and it really loves them. My load I'm using is right at 2,400 fps, so it should be a 1,000 yard load with all that extra weight and BC in that bullet. But I have yet to test it.
__________________
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

Ignore everything I say, because I have a reading comprehension and memory problem...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.95%
1,531 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.12%
1,895 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.09%
1,362 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.00%
590 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.92%
231 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.92%
290 Votes
Total Votes: 5,899
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC