Rem.700 .308Win. (twist 1:12) for shooting at a distance over 1000 yd.?

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  1. kristian55

    kristian55 Active Member

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    Hi all.
    Question.

    Who used the standard Rem.700 .308Win. (twist 1:12) for shooting at a distance over 1000 yd., is this real?

    Thanks for the answer.
     
  2. MontanaMarine

    MontanaMarine Well-Known Member

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    I'm still shooting 208 Amax in a 1/12. It holds together pretty good to about 1500 yards. I've played at a mile+, but it's getting kind of dicey out there.

    I'm at 4000 ft elev.
     
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  3. Jerry M

    Jerry M Well-Known Member

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    I shoot 155 gr Scenars and 175 gr Nosler OTM to 1030 yards a few time a year from a 30 inch 1-12 twist barrel.

    Good luck

    Jerry
     
  4. ophious

    ophious Well-Known Member

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    20" 175gr HPBT SMK running at around 2580fps shooting out to 1100. Dialing in around 12-13 mils depending on the elements. Gotta have some pretty consistent loads though.
     
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  5. kristian55

    kristian55 Active Member

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    OK. Thank you friends.
     
  6. joseph singleton

    joseph singleton Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Hope nobody minds if I ask if anybody could post a few loads they worked up.Thanks any extra info would be a blessing...:)
     
  7. MontanaMarine

    MontanaMarine Well-Known Member

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    208 Amax, (NOT moly coated)
    48.0 gr RL-17
    CCI 200 primer
    milsurp brass
    3.10" OAL (kisses lands in my factory Rem varmint barrel)
    2580 fps in 20.5" barrel, per Magnetospeed chrono


    As always, start low and work up. Every rifle is different.
     
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  8. joseph singleton

    joseph singleton Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Thanks using 26'' rem 700,keep them coming:):)
     
  9. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

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    I was recently fireforming some new ADG brass in my 26" Rem 700 VS. For fun, I decided to load some 208 AMAX I had sitting around. I seated them .020 off the rifling (3.055) over 40.0 grains of IMR 4320. I normally weigh my charges. This time, I threw them from my Redding powder measure. This is a pretty sedate load, with a muzzle velocity around 2400.

    It doesn't seem like the 208's need to be pushed hard to perform. I was amazed at how consistent and predictable they were. Waterlined a target @ 700 meters in strong winds. Zeroed at 500 meters. Between 200 and 700 meters, correction was one mil/100 meters, up or down, from 500. I could pretty much pick a spot and hit it.

    There is room to work up to 2500 fps or so, if desired. I was shooting at an elevation around 3300 ft asl. Temps were in the low 90's with 30+ mph winds quartering from 5 o'clock.

    40.0 IMR 4320
    Fed 210
    ADG brass (56.1 fired capacity, identical to LC and Winchester in my rifle)
    3.055 OAL
    Not chronoed, estimated 2400ish mv from a 26" barrel
     
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  10. MontanaMarine

    MontanaMarine Well-Known Member

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    The 208 does hold onto velocity pretty well.

    This is an old target. When I first started testing the 208 Amax in my 1/12 308.

    208 Amax, MV 2480 fps via RL15, range 1120 yards. The black square is 5x5 inches. Steel is 15 inches wide.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    I've got a Remington varmint 26" barrel running 168 amax at 2840 fps. I'm at 8100' of elevation and have taken it out to 1020yrds.

    hornady case
    Winchester LR primer
    44gr. varget
    168 amax
    COAL- 2.840

    usually shoots right about 1/2 minute out to 800 yards.
     
  13. joseph singleton

    joseph singleton Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    THANKS everybody,still keep them pouring in,love this site and the time,effort an info given out.:)
     
  14. archery nut

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    this thread is most interesting i have a rem 700 sps 26 " barrel bedded in a boyds pro varmint it will get a Timney Calvin elite soon i have loaded 130 sp hornady with great success have shot yotes at 450 yrds .....it basicly is a deer rifle , BUT would like to do some 7 8 1000 yrd shooting are we talkin the same rifle i have loaded and shot some 150 sp hornady with pretty good accuracy ....i tried some factory 168 amax and they didn't group very well . I gathering from this thread botail bullets will fly out of a 1n12 .......am very curious as to what has been done to ur factory guns to make them long rangers