Re: Newbie Rifle Package Help
What is the animal that you want to hunt? That will influence the caliber choice. While the 308 is a very accurate round and is very gentle on the barrel, it is not the choice for really windy conditions. In calm conditions I would not hesitate to shoot a deer at 800 yards with a 308, but with winds that range is greatly reduced.
Some good practice and hunting rounds are the 243, 260, 7-08. They have some very good long range bullets available.
I would keep the scope.
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