Originally Posted by WEATHERBY460
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?
.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.