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Old 01-22-2013, 09:44 AM
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Re: Newbe needing some help

diesel- you do not say if you reload. for coyotes, ground hogs and targets - a savage lrpv in 22-250.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:07 AM
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Why pick a whitetail deer caliber when you can't deer hunt with it in southern Illinois. There are lots of better choices than the 308. If you're going to shoot varmints, pick a .223, 22-250 or 243. If you're going to shoot long range, pick a 7 Mag, 300 Mag, or 338. If you want to do both, buy a 260, 6.5 creed more, 6.5-284 or 7 Dakota. Do some more research. There are a lot of better calibers out there.
I already have a 243 for coyotes. Also, I have done a ton of research for over a year and for my first target/tactical rifle I have decided on 308. I know there are better calibers out there for reaching out to 1000 yards or beyond, but I feel for me that the 308 will be a good caliber to start with and learn on. I will purchase a different caliber on my next rifle.

Out of the calibers you recommend you are recommending, what do you prefer and why?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:03 AM
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diesel- you do not say if you reload. for coyotes, ground hogs and targets - a savage lrpv in 22-250.
I do reload. I have a 243 right now that i use for coyotes. A 22-250 is on my list of guns to purchase.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:51 AM
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Out of the calibers you recommend you are recommending, what do you prefer and why?
If you're concentrating on the tactical end of the equation, and you already have a 243, your choice of a 308 would be a good one. Plenty of tactical rifles out there in that caliber. Probably more then any other caliber. A good factory rifle, with the Federal Gold Medal Match factory bullets will shoot one hole groups at 100 yards.

Of the ones I reccomended, I'd pick the 260 Remington. Same case as the 308, just necked down. But the ballistics of the .264 bullets are much better than the .308. take a look at them. Most of the Class F (1000 yds.) shooters I know have gone to the 260 Rem. for 1000 yard competition after getting tired of replacing burnt out 6.5-284 barrels. Shooting the Berger 140 grain VLD or the Sierra 142 grain Match King, they have been winning a majority of the matches. Low recoil, great ballistics and great bullets available.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:06 PM
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Diesel- i compete in f-class (target) 500 to 1000 yards. 60 shots. i use a 6.5-284 . i have used a 300 wm too and a 7 rm mag. i have not shot a 308 . i have shot against them. i have shot over 250 coyotes (hunting). some at long range . 496 yards. their target area is similar to a 12 ounce water bottle. i understand the term target/hunting. i do not understand the term target/tactical. i know what Chris Kyle ( tactical) used to set his record . it was not a 308. it was a 19 pound 300 wm, schn ieder barrel , mcmillian stock with a 12-42 nightforce scope. if you have target in the term,,..... you are at a great advantage with more weight and a custom barrel like krieger, hart , no matter what caliber you chose.

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