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Striker and the .308 family

 
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:56 PM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:52 PM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

Hey Rupe--shooting coyotes out to long distance with SP's is truly my 1st love. The best diameter bullet i have used to those ranges is the 6.5, with the .243 being the second. I would look at building the gun around the A-Max series of bullets mostly as IMO those are the best compromise between external and terminal ballistics you're gonna get if maximizing range especially with SP's. I would stick to the straight-up 243 or 260 Rem. There are slightly improved configurations of both called the SLR [super long range] series that gives you a longer neck and less case stretch to work with [i hear], but that's more time and money for little gain. I had a SS 260 Rem. built for a rancher friend and he just loves his. He's actually using the Hornady SST bullets [129], and he's killing everything on his ranch with it...Get a McGowen 8T in either caliber and get it going. They are the cheapest bang for the buck barrels going...IMO.

For optics i would go straight to the 3-12x Burris LER with both bells and whistles [tgt. elevation turret and Ballistic Plex reticle]. You'll need a Picatinny rail of some sort that will allow you to move the optic as far forward as possible as the eye relief is too long for prone shooting from a center grip using a bipod. Here is how i set up my system to get the most versatility for an SP hunting coyotes like i do [walking hunter]. This is a Savage Super Striker 22-250/8T McGowen set up for coyotes--



If you decide to go for a rifle optic, i have been thinking long and hard lately on the best optic for this endeavor and i would stick to a Leupold 4.5-14x VX-III with a tgt. elevation turret and Varmint Hunter's reticle, since this system when maximized gives the best practical optic from point blank to +/-500 yds.

Now all this being said the 22-250 would not be a bad choice. I especially like the 65 Sierra Gameking bullet, and 75 or 80 A-Max, and that will net you 500 yds. on the nice days. But when the wind starts blowing the higher BC A-Max 243 and up bullets will net you coyotes you may not be able to get otherwise.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:20 PM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

Thank you for all that info. that is great info. I will start saving the $$ (if I can pry it out of Mrs. Rupes hands) and start collecting what I need.
I glad that the 243 is such a good round for it. I have always liked it in a long gun.

My thanks to Tinkerer, xphunter, and sscoyote for all the input.


What about a muzzle break? Should that be a concern?

If you can think of anything else, please feel free to let me know. I am truely new to SP's and shooting handguns over 200 yards.

Thank you,
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:44 AM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

A good brake sure helps.
Required if you go with a rifle scope.
The 4.5-14 with ART Reticle would be my top choice
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:17 AM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

Will put it on the list w/the others. (Wishlist)
By the way sscoyote "Nice looking Striker"
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

I am waiting for a .243win. barrel and a barrel nut wrench to arrive so then all I need is a set of .243 dies. then will work up a load for it. Having a Striker is going to be alot more fun then I tbought. Now what caliber should I get next?
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:54 AM
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Re: Striker and the .308 family

Name some things you want to do with a SP...
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I am waiting for a .243win. barrel and a barrel nut wrench to arrive so then all I need is a set of .243 dies. then will work up a load for it. Having a Striker is going to be a lot more fun then I thought. Now what caliber should I get next?
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