Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN
I would say they are very, very stupid.
^^^ That's about it. But there is more to it, blanket policies are still very much in use.
This is how I see it: We all know that the .308 can be suitably loaded to remain supersonic at 1200yds however, the number of folks who not only comprehend the concept but take the necessary steps to ensure supersonic flight at the 1200yd line are probably far outnumbered by well intended folks who would (& do) showup with FGMM 168's. Which aren't going to make it to 1200 before going transonic (which we all know).
To be able to allow 308 on that range, they would have to verify the bullet, velocity & dope in use for every single 308 on the line at all times. It could be done with some additional RO's which may/can cost the range $$$. It is much more effective & efficient (at least in their eyes) to instill an outright ban on the 308.
It is dumb? Yep. Is it kinda BS? Yep Is it effective? Yep.