Anyone using a 308 for 1,000 yard shooting?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 1ASSASSIN, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. 1ASSASSIN

    1ASSASSIN Active Member

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    Voila!-1-1-1.jpg 029.jpg I have been shooting a 308 Winchester loaded with Sierra's 168 gr. Match King at 1,000 yards, just to see what kind of accuracy I could get out of it.

    No target pictures yet, but until I can get a new camera -

    200 yd. groups average: 5/8"

    600 yd. groups average: 2 3/8"

    1,000 yd. groups average: 6"


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  2. Mach 1

    Mach 1 Well-Known Member

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    I've shot my custom armalite ar-10 at 1000 yds just for fun. I use 175gr matchkings in front of varget. As long as there is no wind or very predictable wind it does ok. But throw in the horrible Kansas wind and it's a pain to try to keep bullets on steel.
     
  3. Canhunter35

    Canhunter35 Well-Known Member

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    FA6475BD-6322-40B0-9353-EF335ED4F76D.jpeg When the winds decent I take mine to 1000. Used a lot of 168 amaxs and 155 scenars. Wind is a pain though. Now I’ve switched to 168 eldm and going to build a single shot load with 200+ gr bullets.
    It’s a factory rem mil spec. Avg group is <.5moa but at 1k my es isn’t the greatest it usually opens around 9-10” with a cluster at 5-6” then one or two high or low opening up the group.
     
  4. sable tireur

    sable tireur Well-Known Member

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    For years, those of us who competed in Palma, fired the .308 Win. loaded with the 155 gr. Sierra match bullet. These competitions stressed a Nascar attitude of everyone shooting the same ammunition basically. Open sights and 155 grain bullets still managed to shoot some fine targets at 1,000 yards.

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    Currently though, with the exception of International and National competitions, it's become an 'any bullet' type of competition, so the heavier, higher BC bullets are winning the day.
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    There are lots of 1000 yard records still standing that were shot with a 308 win.

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  6. 1ASSASSIN

    1ASSASSIN Active Member

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    Finally got 2 pictures to download in post #1.
     
  7. Idaho5r

    Idaho5r Well-Known Member

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    1ASSASSIN: 308, Not the newest, Not the fastest, Not the sleekest, BUT, it's still a good cartridge! And your rifle is a great example of a nice looking 'No Frills' Shooter!!!!!Who's barrel is that, & which profile??? Looks plenty heavy! Looks like a Great Rig, & Great Shooter too!!!! Idaho-5R
     
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  8. 1ASSASSIN

    1ASSASSIN Active Member

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    Idaho-5R,

    Thank you!

    That barrel is one of mine, and is a 1.200" straight tube.
     
  9. codyadams

    codyadams Well-Known Member

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    Using Reloder 17 and the 215 Berger, I was getting 2525 fps out of a SAAMI chambered 24" barrel, and at 2.945 it will fit in most short actions accept the remingtons, but you can get a wyatts box or AICS DBM and run them as a repeater. And with that performance, if you long throat a .308 and have a longer barrel I have heard many people getting 2650 with the 215. Definitely 1000 yard capable!!!
     
  10. MontanaMarine

    MontanaMarine Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking 308, I'll bet that is a joy to shoot with that heavy barrel.
     
  11. Copenhagen1966

    Copenhagen1966 Member LRH Team Member

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    1ASSISSIN: like you I’m shooting the 168MK. HS Presision with a 1-10 twist and 24 inch barrel with a bors system. Under a half minute when I do my part.
     
  12. ntg

    ntg Well-Known Member

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    1ASSISSIN: Nice rig. Barrel length?
     
  13. 1ASSASSIN

    1ASSASSIN Active Member

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    Thanks guy's, glad you like it!

    Effective barrel length is 21 inches and the addition of the muzzle brake makes for an overall length of 22 1/2 inches.

    It IS a joy to shoot! With this set up, recoil is about half that of a factory 223 with a varmint weight barrel.

    Copenhagen1966 - that's a good looking rig you've got there.
     
  14. Copenhagen1966

    Copenhagen1966 Member LRH Team Member

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    Thanks 1ASSASSIN! Going to send it off and have it threaded and put a can on it once they get out of jail.