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Unread 11-24-2011, 08:48 AM
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Thoughts on this medium range set up

I have a Remington 700 ADL Varmint in 308 that I cut down to 20". With my handload of 165gr Game King over 45grs of RL-15 I get .55moa. I haven't gotten this chrono'd yet. For here in PA this is a great set up. Next year I will be going to Nebraska for whitetail. How will this set up be for a max of 350-400yds? My brother is telling me I should get a 300 Win Mag. I am thinking this is till going to be a good set up.
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    Unread 11-24-2011, 08:54 AM
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    Re: Thoughts on this medium range set up

    If You can hold .55 moa on the bench and you and the rig can hold 1 moa, in field shooting positions, you should have no problem killing any deer out to 500 yards.

    Practice from prone, or shooting stix from the seated position. Make sure your choice of scope has good dials and repeats/tracks well.

    I always try to get 2-3 weeks of good LR practice with a rifle before I go on a hunt.
    I used to practice all summer, but with all the f-class shooting I do the summer is kinda full.
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    Unread 11-25-2011, 04:01 AM
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    Re: Thoughts on this medium range set up

    Thank you very much for your input.
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    Unread 12-21-2011, 10:32 AM
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    Re: Thoughts on this medium range set up

    You will be fine. I took my first elk in wy. this fall with a 308. using 168 gr bergers with 44.2 gr of rl15. One shot at 382 yards. He went about thirty yards and was done.
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    Unread 12-22-2011, 08:53 AM
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    Re: Thoughts on this medium range set up

    You will be just fine. I have a custom 308 Win with a 21.5" barrel. You really don't loose all that much velocity in a 308 when you go shorter on the barrel compared to some other calibers. I have killed WT deer out to between 400 and 500 yards with both 125 gr Nosler ballistic tip and 46 grs IMR 4895 and 150 Sierra GK with 44 grs IMR 4895 with no problem. Just know your drops and like has been said have a good repeatable scope.
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    Unread 12-22-2011, 04:54 PM
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    Re: Thoughts on this medium range set up

    Thank you very much for the responses.
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    Unread 12-24-2011, 11:14 PM
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    Re: Thoughts on this medium range set up

    Tell your brother to kiss off. That's a deer killin machine.
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