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Old 05-16-2005, 10:55 AM
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For scopes in this price range, consider the Nikon Tactical, IOR, Super Sniper and Xotic. The super sniper has very useable optics and priced right. They work very well but a fixed mag.

If you want a LR varmint rifle, the 308 will limit you a lot once you go past 500yds. Wind drift is just too high for pop can size targets.

Consider the 6mm and 6.5's that are used in 1000yd BR shooting. They are shooting these for a reason. No shortage of info in old posts or at BRCentral.com.

For factory rds, consider the 243, 260Rem, 7-08. For wildcats, 6BR and stretched versions, 6.5 Mystic and 6.5-243 AI versions, 6.5 -284.

I have shot and owned many 308's so have lots of experience with this rd. There is simply no comparison in wind drift when compared to these other cals.

If you don't mind the 308 ballistics, then consider a fast twist 223 and launch 75 to 80gr slugs. Same ballistics, less recoil, and cost.

Jerry
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Old 05-16-2005, 02:41 PM
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Whitewolf

Do you have a silver dollar?

Climb up to the roof of the pentagon, face north and fling that dollar across the river as hard as you can. If you throw it far enough I'll catch it.
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:30 PM
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Buffalo Bob,

Let me know which day you'll be in your front yard, and I'll toss it out and up for you to nail in flight :]

Seriously, if you're that close, we ought to drive some tacks sometime.
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Old 05-18-2005, 08:48 PM
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Where do you go to shoot?

I usually go up above Frederick to Cresap but it is only 100yds. I am trying to get a couple of guns ready and go up to Mifflin Ghog shoot. Probably go late June or middle of July. I have a lot of work to do first getting scopes set up and loads tested.
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Old 05-19-2005, 04:46 PM
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Re: whitewolf

Yeah, I'm contemplating getting up to that shoot myself, but I don't really have the equipment right now, much less set up at all. One of these days, though.
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:22 PM
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Grey

Welcome to LRH.



BB and WW

Next time you're thinking about heading up toward Frederick to shoot let me know, I'm pretty close aand maybe we can try to get a place for a groundhog or two.
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:58 AM
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Dave

I am off to Pa. this weekend on a white water rafting trip with the Boyscouts. If you see the river in the background of CraigP40's post on the Chris Matthews loaner rifle, I hope he is not shooting turtles whem we come floating by. We will probably be somewhere around Ohiopyle which is a good ways on down the river from him.

After that trip is over I probably have two more sessions at Cresap at 100yds and then will need to find some place to get dialed in at 300 and 500yds. Maybe I'll check back with you next week when I am more clear about what my schedule is.

Do you know any good places to shoot 500 yds? I am not adverse to driving a few hours to get to where ever I need to go.
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