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Old 01-25-2013, 03:43 AM   #11
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Accuracy costs money, how accurate do you want to be?
Not really a good post here, accuracy can come at very low cost all depends HOW FAR YOU WANT TO BE ACCURATE, anyone can have accuracy at 100,200 an so yrds. I think the op has got all the info needed.
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Not really a good post here, accuracy can come at very low cost all depends HOW FAR YOU WANT TO BE ACCURATE, anyone can have accuracy at 100,200 an so yrds. I think the op has got all the info needed.
True not one of my best, was actually mangling the old drag racing adage of "Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?"
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True not one of my best, was actually mangling the old drag racing adage of "Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?"
Ohhhh my bad I got it now sorry, I should have thought for a sec huh.
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Babe Ruth had so many home runs, because he never took days off, and lots of times at bat, brings up your average. Yes, Babe also held the record for strike outs.

Gamblers only remember their wins, and shooters only remember the bullseyes.

You can go long, without breaking the bank.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.308_Winchester

I have a DPMS LR-308 that sails pretty far, in acceptable groups, without mortgaging the farm.

With good ammo, and practice, there is a reason this is the most popular big game cartridge all over the world, invented right here in the USA in 1952, two years before 7.62 NATO, a very simular ammo.

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Babe Ruth had so many home runs, because he never took days off, and lots of times at bat, brings up your average. Yes, Babe also held the record for strike outs.

Gamblers only remember their wins, and shooters only remember the bullseyes.

You can go long, without breaking the bank.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.308_Winchester

I have a DPMS LR-308 that sails pretty far, in acceptable groups, without mortgaging the farm.

With good ammo, and practice, there is a reason this is the most popular big game cartridge all over the world, invented right here in the USA in 1952, two years before 7.62 NATO, a very simular ammo.
Most popular big game caliber, not even close there rookie, nice try tho know your facts before u say crap like that.
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I showed two internet references for my post, and was polite about it. If you would like to suggest another round or several, please feel free to do so.

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I showed two internet references for my post, and was polite about it. If you would like to suggest another round or several, please feel free to do so.
Like I said not even close. The most common round in NA of all time was the 30/06, in the last 10 yrs the sales of the .300 class rifles have taken market share.
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Are you trying to hunt with it or punch holes in paper/plate?

Hunting at those ranges is a sign of a man who can't stalk closer and kill effectively at 100- 200 yds but if it's for paper punching then to get a rifle to shoot good groups comes down to the nut behind the butt and the wallet raping that goes with it to get consistent groups and ammo to go with it plus a LOT of powder burning practice.

You'll more than likely have to reload your own and weigh each projectile,measure the cases,trim them to size, neck turn them, weigh each powder charge exactly, have your rifle set up with the best barrel with tight clearances,bedded and floated, a trigger assembly to suit and at least the very best 'scope you can afford like Swarovski,Zeiss,Leupold,Doctor etc.

Not much point in doing everything else and then dropping a cheap scope on it and then trying to put a hole in something a 1000 yds away that you can barely see properly is there?

In regards to the point about long range hunting from 500yds out the chances of hitting something cleanly drop dramatically the further out you go and if you don't like tracking a wounded deer,pig,etc for a mile or 2 after a 500yd+ shot then don't take it.
All the gadgets and do dats in the world aren't going to make you the world's best shot if you have know idea about how the rifle shoots and what ammo it likes.
All this takes range time and lots of it and if you've never fired anything bigger than a .223 or .270 than a jump up into the big .30's or .40 cals may prove to be a real shock to your system.
I'd start by trying to get a lend of something in the calibre you think you may like and try it,if you don't like it you've saved yourself a heap,in other words try before you buy and also see if you can get a shot out of some of the long range blokes so you can see how easy it's not to hit something at 500+yds.

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Most popular big game caliber, not even close there rookie, nice try tho know your facts before u say crap like that.
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You know... I just did a quick Google search, and 308 comes up on the top of a lot of lists. How about you back off the arguing and be a little more welcoming to a new member.
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Very close, it was a winchester 94, 30/30 an something in me always wanted further. I struck out to find my further,it came in the form of a model 70 pre 64 in 264 win mag. That damn gun got me all kinds of messed up, cause FURTHER HAS COST ME ALOT over the last 35 yrs, but I sure love to safely send rounds down the pipe at far out targets.

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