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Old 11-01-2011, 05:11 PM
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what to do with my factory rem308 vsf

Iam thinking about turning my factory 308 into a more capable long range rifle . Thinking 260 or 243. I was hopping some of u guys might have some good ideas for me.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:21 PM
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Re: what to do with my factory rem308 vsf

Capable of what? Taking an elk at 1200 yards? Capable of hitting the earth at 500 yards? Lol, all jokes aside:

What are your intended ideas behind the rifle? Tactical matches, varmint shooting, hole punching? Yardages you want to shoot, and how accurately do you want to do that?

FOod for thought!
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:39 PM
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Re: what to do with my factory rem308 vsf

Oh OK. Iam thinking whitetails will be the largest animals I ever shoot with this rifle. Lots of paper targets to. Mabey make it my go to coyote rifle. Iam thinking put a brake on it so I can see impact of bullets to. OK any ideas now? Thanks before hand.

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Old 11-02-2011, 10:57 AM
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Re: what to do with my factory rem308 vsf

Would the 308 be better at say 600 or 700 yard than say a 6mm or 6.5mm bullet.?
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:00 PM
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Re: what to do with my factory rem308 vsf

According to the HITS calculator on the Hornday website, my shooter program, and a 175gr bullet, you should be able to effectively take a medium size game at 700 yards. Hornady defines "Medium size game" as:
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500-900 H.I.T.S.
A rating of 501 to 900 applies to bullet/cartridge combinations that are applicable for medium-sized game such as deer, antelope, black bear, and caribou, or game weighing 50 to 300 pounds.
So, a .308 will do it, as the HITS factor I came up with is 762 (just about the middle of the road). Yep, it will do it.

The next portion of, "Will my gun caliber do it?" is shot placement. Can you, the shooter, place a first round vitals hit at 600-700 yards? For me, Yes I can. First time, every time, followed with a second round hit every time.

For my gun though, I went 300 winmag as I wanted elk stopping power at 900-1000 yards. Can I do that now? Nope. But I wanted to, so I wanted enough gun ahead of time. Just me though.

On paper, the .308 is inferior to just about every cartridge out there except the 7.62x39 and the 22lr. That said, I have seen first hand, a Model 99 .300 savage dropping a 3x3 buck at 450 yards. I have witnessed a .243 winchester blowing the shot.

Long story short: Yep, the .308 will do the job. Can you do your part and practice to get ethical, high percentage, first round hits in the vitals.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:47 PM
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Re: what to do with my factory rem308 vsf

I think so I built a coyote siloet.out of 3/4 steel and plan to shot till my hearts is content. I been reading a lot about the 6.5 x47 and Iam thinking that sounds pretty good though.Mabey less recoiland better bullets. What do u think of that cartridge.
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Re: what to do with my factory rem308 vsf

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Would the 308 be better at say 600 or 700 yard than say a 6mm or 6.5mm bullet.?
Swap the barrel out for a Rem .260 caliber. Sweet shooting...very low recoil and its long distance capabilities are EXcellent PLUS ( bullets have a very high BC)
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