Originally Posted by COgoat
Well i was out shooting at the range and came to a relization that more trigger time is the best way for me to get into longrange shooting. I would like to become a better shot before dropping alot of money on a custom rig. So i was thinking I would buy a factory .308 to practice with and then later work up to a bigger gun. It seems this would be a good rig to practice with because of all the info. I haven't started reloading yet but plan to. Just wondering if this makes sense? Also what factory rifles would you look at? I would like to keep the cost down but still buy a nice rifle. What glass would you put on it? I was looking at fixed power to be cost effective. Also what range could i take a elk, deer, antelope with a .308? Thanks for the help.
Youre on the right track. Most shooters who make the leap to the longrange game go from their old hunting rifle straight to a top fuel dragster. One must learn to walk before he can run. Sometimes even then runners (like myself) resort back to walking after the unknown costs asscosiated with running begin to creep up on them.
I just wrote an article about the 308 winchester. The 308 seems to have lost alot of appeal in recent years with many shooters. I wrote the article to reiterate why it is such a usefull and versitle round.
There is also some decent info in there about several bullets and why they work well in the 308. It looks like kiwi3006 already posted a link to it (thanks!).
All in all, you wont be dissapointed.