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Ryadew3468 03-30-2012 11:22 PM

Long range caliber..
Im looking at getting a savage 110 to learn long range shooting. My question is should i get the rife in .308 or .338. I know that the .338 is compairable to the big boy 50. The .338 is an extra 300 or so bucks. And i do want to get to 1000+ yards later on down the road.

hardluk1 03-30-2012 11:35 PM

Nether round . Get one of the 6.5 caliber cartidges. 260 rem , 6.5-284 , 6.5 creedmore or the 7mm rem mag. All have better balistic till a 30 cal gets up to the 210gr+ range and the 338 ain't no fun to shoot extended runs with at a match. Plus everthing about it cost more to reload . You do not need a big boy round for a 1000 yards . If your were to build one more than likely to win it would be a 6mm or 6.5mm round. For 600 yards the .223 with 1-7 twist and 80gr bullets is a better choice compared to the 308.

Ryadew3468 03-31-2012 01:34 AM

Doc you have a suggested rifle in those calibers?

Txhillbilly 03-31-2012 01:50 AM

hardluk1 hit the nail on the head!
You don't need a .30 or .338 caliber weapon to shoot Long Range accurately. There are many 6.5mm and 7mm calibers that do it very well.If you really want to shoot long range,practice and get very good at shooting at shorter ranges first.If you can't shoot good at short ranges,then you'll really suck when trying longer ones.
If you don't reload,then you are also not going to be shooting the very best ammo for your particular gun,not that a Premium factory match grade ammo is going to shoot bad,but it's not tailor made to shoot out of your barrel.

I shoot a lot of 308 and 300WM,and use 175gr-210gr match bullets.After 40-50 shots out of each rifle,your body feels like you've been in a fight. I ordered a 6.5 Creedmoor and 7mm-08 barrel,and wish they'd hurry up and get here so I can try them out.

Txhillbilly 03-31-2012 01:55 AM


Originally Posted by Ryadew3468 (Post 757130)
Doc you have a suggested rifle in those calibers?

Savage makes the 6.5 Creedmoor in the Long Range Hunter series,that would be a good start.Or you could just build one using any Savage action,and the Custom barrel of your choice.
I'm going to use the Savage 12FLV 308 that is my avatar for the 6.5 Creedmoor barrel swap.

Ryadew3468 03-31-2012 02:06 AM

Thank you guys, ive been told that the savages are really nice to start out with. And i know the 110 comes in 7mm so i might go that route. But ill look into the barrels for the 6.5. And as for short range ive been shooting all my life. 100-200 yards and im really looking forward to the challenge.

Ryadew3468 03-31-2012 02:45 AM

What about the 22-250?

303tom 03-31-2012 02:48 AM

Twenty Five Caliber..................

Gonzilla 03-31-2012 03:03 AM

I went custom route, Sako action & Olympic NM barrel in 7mm RM but any company that is willing to guarantee accuracy s/b good to go. The 6.5 family is easier on the shoulder and almost the same bc as the 7mm.

Savage has a good reputation for accuracy and the long range hunter even comes in 6.5 X 284 but they do not guarantee MOA and in the long range game, every little bit counts.

Weatherby used to sell a line of sub MOA rifles and I know they were trying to improve their manufacturing to guarantee MOA on every line but I don't know if they made it.

Ryadew3468 03-31-2012 01:32 PM

Alright, im going to get online today and do some research. Thanks fellas

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