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Old 02-27-2009, 11:21 PM   #11
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Hey JGguns, you by chance work in that shop in Granit Bay?
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Hey JGguns, you by chance work in that shop in Granit Bay?
No sir. I wish I worked at a gun shop
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About a grand total, but very accurate. It's a Savage Model 10-FP with a Bushnell Elite 3200 5-15x 40MM in Burris Signature Zee Rings and Burris Extreme Tactical Steel Bases.

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This one ran a little under $1,500.00. It's a Savage Model 12-F/TR. Same optics, rings and bases. .308 as well.

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Both shoot like this if I do my part. I still have some load development to do with both of them. Bill T.
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Are you going to be reloading your own bullets? If not then I would think bullet price should be a consideration in caliber. .338 lapua might shoot great but its also more expensive.
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Got to disagree with Dillinger on the .308's max effective range. The MER of the M 14 is about what he said, but that's with iron sights. The round in 168 gr. BTHP is well above supersonice at even 1K. And 650 yards (while a long way) just isn't that far, target shooting wise. Palma matches are shot at 1K and under and with the .308, which is very accurate even in the wind.
We can disagree, but facts being facts - the .308 is NOT a 1,000 round effective cartridge. It lacks the impact, it lacks the trajectory to get there, and it lacks the ability to knock the bad guy in the dirt when it Finally Does gets there.

Take a look at the foot pounds of energy at muzzle, at 500 yards and again at 1,000 and tell me that you are betting on that cartridge to keep your family safe in a SHTF situation. If you are, PM me, I got a Custom Built .308 I will gladly sell you for just such a purpose...

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The 308 win is a very accurate cartridge. That being said for 1000 yard shooting the 308 is god for targets. But, if I want something that is going to put down a bad guy at 1000 + that sure ain't going to be a 308. 338 Edge 338 Laupa, 416 barrett, 408 chytech or the mother of all long range shooting a 50 bmg. Now If I could afford it I would get a Anzio Ironworks 20mm with a suppressor 1600gr bullet leaving the tube at 3300 fps. That will take out anything in a SHTF spot.
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Very nice gun billt. I have realized I will have to spend alittle more and I think I am looking at around 1200 for what I want. And in answer to the re loading question, I consedered that and I have a buddy who reloads and will do it for free with me so i should be all set on ammoo. Thanks for the help
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Here's a Rifle that you might want to shop around for. Great action and it comes with a factory guarantee for accuracy with factory ammo. Reloads would probably shoot even better once you fire formed brass in that chamber.

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If you are looking for A very good long range rifle I would suggest the 8mm Mauser m48. I have mine for about 5 years now and that is the best long distance gun that I have shot you can pick the gun up for well under 300 now and has field sights that ramp up to 2,000 yards.
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The Savage is an excellent choice, if you are on a budget like most of us. The rest of your money being better spent on optics, good ammo, and training.

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