Re: Making A Case For The 308 Winchester By Michael Eichelle
Originally Posted by bobfriday
Would you use the 200 gr sgk in a 20" barrel 1/11" twist? I think it wouldn't have too great of velocity to make it worth it? Would the 180 sgk be a better bet? And what kind of velocity is realistic with a 20" barrel?
To be honest, I have VERY minimal experience with 20" barrels. I can't really say. The best bet is to try it out. I think with the 200SGK, you could still get them up to 2400+ which is not fabulous but would do the job well as long as you limited your range to the point where 1500'/sec is.
The 175 LRX looks like it may be a great alternative for those who can't get the 200's up fast enough. For thinner skinned game, the 168 or 178 AMAXs are tough to beat in the 308.
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.