Originally Posted by WEATHERBY460
Whats a good gong size to have for 500 yards and also at 1000 yards?
using a 338 lapua
I'll let you know what I find out. 338 AX with 300 SMK's or 300 Berger Hybrids come next. I'll shoot the 6" at 400 yds and see how it holds up. Last fall, a friend shot the 12" mild steel with his 338 Edge and it passed clean through at 400 yds.
I've got an 8" at 500, 8" at 700, 10" at 800 and 12" at 1000 currently. I am afraid that the ones at 800 and 1000 are maybe going to be too small for cold bore hits untill I learn the rifle, so I also set up another frame right next to them at 700, 800 and 1000 that I can shoot at big paper or cardboard sheets untill I get dialed in and get the gun learned some.