Originally Posted by Pepperboy
Hey guys im looking for tips and advice on a new long range rifle for ranges of 650 to 900 yards for a mix target practise down on the range and hunting of elk and deer mainly done within northern sweden the environment is extremely similar to that of canadas.
I was looking at either the Remington 700 XCR tactical long range in 308. and the Remington 700 sendero also in 308. and outfitting the rifle with either a Huskemaw or Bushnell scope. Any tipss or advice will be much appreciated.
My budget is around $2500 to $3000
The problem with the 308 is not accuracy but recomended energy at those kind of distances.
We all know that you can kill a large game animal at great distances with a well placed shot
of almost any medium caliber. but should you?.
To give you an idea of range needed/recomended to take stag size game Here are some
280 Rem =160gr bullet @ 2800 ft/sec =1453 ft/lbs energy at 500 yards (1500 ft/lbs is
recomended for elk) and at 750 yards you are down to 1014 ft/lbs energy. (Deer size game).
308 Win= 165 gr bullet @ 2800 ft/sec = 1435 ft/lbs energy at 475 yards and 986 ft/lbs
at 700 yards.
300 RUM= 180 gr bullet @ 3250 ft/sec = 1481 ft/lbs at 800 yards and 1041 ft/lbs at 1000 yards.
I have and love all of the calibers I have made reference to and for your intended use and
range I would choose the 300 mags or the 338 for this type of hunting.
The main reason is that at those ranges making a perfect shot is very hard no matter how good
a person is and a slight error will not ruin a hunt with a larger more powerful round.
I don't like muzzle breaks and don't use them on most of my rifles but on the longer range
rifles you have plenty of time to do all of the calculations and put ear protection on.
Not trying to start an argument just stating what I would recomend. For 600+yard hunting on
big game. "go bigger".
J E CUSTOM