30-378

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  1. 1coyoteslayer

    1coyoteslayer New Member

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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.
     
  2. LR3

    LR3 Well-Known Member

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    My best is 83 gr h1000 with 240smk in 30-378. About 6" groups at 1000yds. 110gr 175 is flater but not as accurate
     

  3. Chieftain428

    Chieftain428 New Member

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    Keep us in the loop on this, you have tweaked my interest! What rifle is your 30-378 in?
     
  4. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    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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  5. LR3

    LR3 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. 1coyoteslayer

    1coyoteslayer New Member

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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
     
  7. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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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.gun)

    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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  8. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    You can get 3300 fps out of the 208 Amax. Just depends on where your accuracy is. Shooting that far I would use the 240 SMK with H-50BMG. Mine did well at extreme range with this.
     
  9. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    I have thought about the 240s but do not have any around. Only have 210s 190s 220s and 208s. Since I have more 208s I decided to play around with those first. 16 rounds down range thus far and the 208s are shooting prettty well. I will probably start with the 220s tomorrow.

    When the wind is not swirling I have shot there many times using 208s with little difficulty.

    What kind of velocity were you getting with the 240s and BMG and what barrel length?