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Unread 10-31-2007, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Thomas George Kontou View Post
Hey people,

new to this forum and have read a lot of the posts, seems like you all know a thing or two about long range hunting .

I am also new to long range hunting which brings me to my question. Looking to set up a nice long range rifle and have the .308 winchester caliber in mind. I figure if its good enough for the US army snipers it should be good enough for a humble little deer and goat hunter down here in Australia.

Does anyone have any input as to wether or not this is a good caliber for this sort of thing. Is this caliber capeable of taking game out to (or close to) 1000 yards (834 meters), accurately and humanely?

thanks all,

take care.
A much better choice would be one of the 300mags. On the low end of the 300 mag scale would be a 300wsm. It can be loaded down to 308 velocities (saving the barrel) for practice. Then loaded up for hunting. Its a short action just like the .308 but brings a lot more downrange pop. I personally like the 7mm bullets better than the 30's in that class of rifle due to the higher BC for the same weight.

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Unread 10-31-2007, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ian M View Post
Brown dog, sure enjoyed and share your outlook on this topic and Jerry T's.

Thank you!

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Unread 05-07-2009, 02:19 PM
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Re: New to long range! .308 winchester any good?

Just bought a rem 700sps in a 308 BBL rifle and i threw on a Osprey 10 - 40x50 mm Long Range Tactical Scope, Matte Black with a harris bipod and a uncle mikes Neoprene Buttstock Shell Holders and a tactical sling i put about $1,000 in everything so i was wondering if i should throw on a .308 VORTEX FLASH HIDER threw brownells and what ammo should i use. I just can't wait to go and shoot the thing it's going to be great

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