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Old 12-31-2009, 06:10 PM
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Re: Rifle, scope and cartridge choice for 2,500+ metres ??

Back in the mid 90's I did some work with a 375-50 BMG IMP. We had some bullets around 350 grains with a BC over 1. I can't remember which ones we were using for sure. We were making hits at 2-3 kilometers with it. I know we were pushing them over 3500 fps. I would have to go back and find all that data. I know they did well on the windy plains east of colorado springs where we tested it. I know GS makes some 375 bullets now with a BC over 1. I just remember it was fun to shoot that far and expect to hit something.
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Re: Rifle, scope and cartridge choice for 2,500+ metres ??

Hi,

What is considered the distance limit for portable rifles? (not benchrest) 2,500m ? 3,500m?

How do you fellows rate the M-200 Intervention, Cheytac .408 with the NightForce NXS2256ZS Scope?

Here are a couple of videos:

YouTube - Cheytac wins the day on the Military Channels Ultimate Weapons - Sniper Rifles

YouTube - CHEYTAC Intervention M-200 Sniper Rifle - Future Weapons (HQ) - pt 01/02 (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0-0_...video_response (Part 2)

Cordially,

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I have seen those videos before and they are some great marketing footage

Other than precision and accuracy, there are only two things that matter in LR shooting. BC and and velocity, in that order.
I did a little searching and found this article on the sniper country web site on the 408 Cheytac. It was a little surprising because it turned out to be a little less of a performer than I thought.

.408 CheyTac - Trip Report, Shooters' Observations and Test Results

The bullet they are using has a BC of .9 and an MV of 2900. When you compare that to the GS SP 295 with a BC of 1 and MV 3500, there is no contest. The 338 AM shooting a 295 GS SP will leave the Cheytac waaaay behind. And I would wager that Kirby could cut the group size way down with his Raptor.

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+1 on 338AM w/NF NXS 12-42.
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When you compare that to the GS SP 295 with a BC of 1 and MV 3500, there is no contest. The 338 AM shooting a 295 GS SP will leave the Cheytac waaaay behind.
Hi, where can I get more information on the 338 AM shooting a 295 GS SP??
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Hi, where can I get more information on the 338 AM shooting a 295 GS SP??
Contact Kirby Allen via e-mail (no website ... yet) at ...

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Hi, where can I get more information on the 338 AM shooting a 295 GS SP??
This is the GS home site. They are a South African company.

GS Custom Bullets - Designed in South Africa - Proven on the toughest game on the planet.

PS... Make sure you tell Kirby that you are interested in shooting the the GS SP 295, it may affect the troat design.

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