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

kristian55

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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.
 

Jerry M

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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
 

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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...:)
 

MontanaMarine

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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.
 

benchracer

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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.
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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Elkeater

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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.
 

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
 

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