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Old 02-28-2011, 08:11 PM
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30-378

Just got a 30-378 my goal is to hit a milk jug full of water at 1500 yards any suggested loads? My buddy is giving me some 208 amax bullets to try i think i want 3100fps out of them. He has good luck with the amax out of his rum.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:42 PM
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Re: 30-378

My best is 83 gr h1000 with 240smk in 30-378. About 6" groups at 1000yds. 110gr 175 is flater but not as accurate
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:19 PM
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Keep us in the loop on this, you have tweaked my interest! What rifle is your 30-378 in?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:09 AM
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Re: 30-378

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Just got a 30-378 my goal is to hit a milk jug full of water at 1500 yards any suggested loads? My buddy is giving me some 208 amax bullets to try i think i want 3100fps out of them. He has good luck with the amax out of his rum.
Are you just wanting to hit this jug that you are mad at, or hit it with one cold bore shot

If just hitting it is your goal your are not that far from sucess. With a spotter who can see your hits, should be relatively easy. If you want to hit it from a cold bore single shot be prepared for some frustration Not saying it cannot be done because it can, maybe not with the consistancy you would imagine. Even slight condition changes are going to lead to a lot of near and not so near misses.

BTW I am pretty mad at them milk jugs too. You might consider filling it with tannerite. The big boom adds a lot of satisfaction

Good Luck in your quest.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:39 PM
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Agree with Eddybo that cold shot at 1500 is tough and I ve tried out to 1740. Also wind is such a big factor. Mine was a 30-378wby that never shot well and Dave Viers added a Lilja barrel, custom trigger , manners stock and bedded and it then became a great rifle. Good luck.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:06 PM
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mark V stainless, ive hit jugs out to 925 with my .243 so i would hope i could do 1500 with the 30-378
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:53 PM
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I thought about this post today when I took one I screwed together this week over to shoot 1500. I forgot the milk jug, but had a blue folger's coffee can. I only have about 12 rounds down range with the rifle but it did so well at 600 and 800 I thought I had a chance.

The wind gave me no love, 7 mph gusting to 16 from 7 o clock at the firing line, 10 mph gusting to 19 at the target from 10 o clock. Four rounds humbled me enough to pack it up.

30-338 Lapua Improved running 208 bergers at 3330ish. I will play with it a bit more and take it back on a day with less obtuse wind. To top it off the pigs did not show up. Helluva a day.....what am I talking about any day shooting is better than a day working.



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