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Old 02-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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My friend has challenged me to a shoot out my .308 venture against his .243 savage the distance will be 1,000 yards up hill. My current selection of ammunition is the winchester ballistic silver tip should I stay with that or is there a better round out there

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Can you shoot acurately at 1,000 yards? If not, I don't think any ammo is going to help you.

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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Right now we. Both are at about 700 yards

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:33 PM   #4
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I believe I cAn make the shot with a little luck

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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My friend has challenged me to a shoot out my .308 venture against his .243 savage the distance will be 1,000 yards up hill. My current selection of ammunition is the winchester ballistic silver tip should I stay with that or is there a better round out there
U already won 308vs 243 long range yep u win
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
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I would buy a minimum quantity of Remington .308 Match to get a discount, practice, and win.

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The Winchester Ballistic Silver tip ammo is very good but it is designed for hunting, not match shooting. I have some of it and it is pretty accurate and I dropped a deer with one shot easy enough. For what you are describing I would get a box of the Federal 168-grain Gold Medal Match ammo. It is loaded with the Sierra Matchking BTHP bullet. I have bought a lot of this ammo and found it to be the most accurate factory loads I have tried, even more accurate than the Lupua Aficionado+. I shot a box of this ammo through my chronograph and there was very little variance in velocity for the 20 rounds.

I have a Savage 10FLP in .308 that is very accurate. If I were shooting against someone else shot for shot with factory ammo I would definitely go with the Federal Match King. If you and your friend are equal in skill level as shooters you should have the edge. At 1000 yards I would give the edge to the .308.

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If you really want to shoot your 308 at 1000 yards,I'd step up to a 175gr Sierra Matchking or 178gr Hornady AMax.Both will shoot a lot better at that range over a 168gr bullet.
A 243/6mm bullet will shoot 1000 yards,but most common factory ammo will fall short of the task.

Cabelas carries the 178gr bullets loaded in the Hornady Custom Match Ammo-

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Ammunition/Rifle-Ammunition%7C/pc/104792580/c/104691780/sc/104532480/Hornady-Custom-Match-Rifle-Ammunition/1297639.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fshoo ting-ammunition-rifle-ammunition%2F_%2FN-1100190%2B4294759784%2FNe-4294759784%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104532480%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253BMMcat1047 92580%253Bcat104691780%26WTz_st%3DGuidedNav%26WTz_ stype%3DGNU&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104792580%3Bcat104691 780%3Bcat104532480

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Use what you know to already be accurate in your rifle.

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Use what you know to already be accurate in your rifle.
Yep, this will work, just aim a little higher.
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