Re: Making A Case For The 308 Winchester By Michael Eichelle
Originally Posted by barthmonster
Fine article. I bought a Savage Target rifle (model 12 P/TR in .308) based on some of these conclusions, including long barrel-life...
However I now have a .308 with a 30" barrel with a 1 in 12" twist rate. What bullets greater than 155 grains can I properly stabilize (at long range i.e. 600 yards plus) ?
168 gr A-max ??
165 gr Ballistic-Tip ?
165 gr Swift Scirroco ?
I hope that I'm not limited to 150 gr by my rifle choice. The 30" barrel should help me nearly reach 30-06 velocities (in a normal 22" rifle) so that should help...
The 12x will stabilize the 190-200 grain bullets. HOWEVER, these are not optimum bullet lengths for this twist. Good accuracy is very common. It takes a bit longer for 190-200 grain pills to settle down with the 12x at 308 velocities.
Any of the 155's, 165's, 168's, 175's, 178's and 180's will shine in the 12x 308.
With a 30" barrel you will see some very good velocities. Many guys are getting 2750+ with the 175-178's in 26" barrels. You could easily hit the 2800-2830 mark.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.