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Ultimate .308 caliber long range hunting rifle

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Unread 05-04-2008, 04:33 PM
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Ultimate .308 caliber long range hunting rifle

Ok guys, I'm interested in what all of your ideas and specs would be for the ultimate .308 caliber long range rifle. This rifle would be used for deer, elk, etc out as far as you wanted (pretty much). So give me your ideal cartridge, stock, action, barrel specs, trigger, scope, mounts, accesories, heck even tell me the colors you'd choose.

It's time to dream here guys, so no holds barred.
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Unread 05-04-2008, 08:53 PM
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here are my 308 caliber long range goods....left 308 winchester I've shot out to 1450 yards and 300 ultramag. I've connected at 1610 yards on a prairie dog and 2000 yards on targets.
Ultramag....... Nesikia bay action,Mcmillan 1000 yard prone stock, jewel trigger, Chanlynn barrel, RND brake. RND rings 26 minutes built in. Bruce Beir custom 40minute scopebase. Leupold mark 4 scope boosted to 35x.shoots 220 grainers SMK 3150 fps.

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Unread 05-04-2008, 09:40 PM
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You gotta love a reply with visual aids!!! Nice rigs.
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Unread 05-04-2008, 10:19 PM
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Fiftydriver's 300 Allen Xpress ( Kirby Allen Rifles ) or many similar version of the 338 Lapua case necked down and blown out to full capacity such as the 30 Wolf etc. There's 300 RUM AI'd reamers on Midway--a bit cheaper way to go. I'll be interested to see what else comes up.
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Unread 05-04-2008, 11:44 PM
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30-378 Weatherby is my long range .308 caliber go to cartridge. Factory chambered. No custom dies needed. No fireforming brass. Brass made by Norma.

Mine is an Accumark with 20 MOA EGW bases topped off with a Leupold 35X Competition series scope. Currently sits atop a cheap WalMart bipod, I didn't want to drop a bunch of money on a bipod and decide to go back to sandbags.

I like Retumbo and Berger VLDs for paper but want to work up some Barnes loads for hunting (used TSXs in my AR10 for Wisconsin whitetail in '07 and that is all I will use in that rifle for hunting from now on).

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Unread 05-04-2008, 11:56 PM
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300 RUM or 338 Laupa based case with a 30" 5R tube witha 5.5X22X50 NXS scope shooting 265 Grain Wildcat rebated boatail bullet around 3000 FPS...
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot

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Unread 05-05-2008, 06:20 AM
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265 gr wildcats at 0 FPS you mean? I wouldn't lead someone to plan on a bullet that's not available.
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