You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion >

Savage .308 Sell or keep?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-22-2012, 02:19 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
JTJ's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu,Arizona
Posts: 9,337
Liked 5097 Times on 2753 Posts
Likes Given: 1648


I am assuming you do not have a mechanical bore sighter. Start out by bore sighting the scope. Make sure the scope base and rings are properly tightened. I like to use Blue Loctite on the base screws. Remove the bolt and place the rifle on a solid rest pointed in a safe direction. You will need to find an object like a tree and pick a spot. Put up a pie plate to sight on if necessary. Align the bore of the rifle with your target spot by looking through the barrel. Once it is aligned adjust the scope cross hairs to the spot. It is now bore sighted.
If you can set up a target at 25 yards start there. See if you are on paper. If not, go back to bore sighting. Once you are on paper and centered on your target you can move out to 100 yards. I prefer to fire a group aiming at the same point each time then adjust the scope so the center of the group is in the center of the target.
Patron Member NRA
"I would not be an old man if I had not been an armed young man." JTJ
I was taught to respect my elders but they are getting harder to find.
JTJ is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 02:30 AM   #12
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Liked 22419 Times on 12500 Posts
Likes Given: 53672


Originally Posted by John_Deer View Post
I would enjoy the axis just as it is now. It will make a great hunting rifle for many years to come. The 308 is a long distance cartridge. One of the longest sniper kills on record was made with a 308. Ethical big game hunting is a 300 yard proposition. It's not that a 308 can't make clean kills at longer distances. Recovering game shot at longer distances is very difficult.

Practice with a 22 or even a quality pellet rifle applies to shooting bore rifles. If you can hold a 22 steady enough to hit a bottle cap at 40 yards, you can make some long shots with the axis.
longest confirmed sniper shots have been done with the 50BMG cartridge in various rifles.

longest confirmed shot with the 308 was by an American Army sniper @ 1367 yrds in 2005 in the Iraqi war.

longest confirmed shot with the 338LM was by an UK sniper @2707 yrds in 2009 in the Afghanistan war.

longest confirmed shot with the 50BMG was by an Australian sniper @ 3079 yrds in 2012 in the Afghanistan war.

Carlos Hathcock set the standard with the 50BMG @ 2500 yrds in 1967 in the Vietnam war. that record stood until 2002 when a Canadian sniper set the new record at 2526 yrds in the Afghanistan war.
Axxe55 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Savage weather warrior 25-06 or Savage 10/110 260 19onpoint85 Hunting Forum 3 11-18-2012 10:40 PM
Help Sell Me on an XD-40c (Please!) B5Dan XD Forum 10 09-20-2012 11:13 PM
how to sell a gun in MA boatman NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion 4 01-04-2012 01:34 PM
Savage Model 14 American Classic Bolt Action Rifle 18602, 250 Savage, 22 in, Walnut S samuelrh2000 General Rifle Discussion 4 08-18-2011 11:34 AM
How much should this 10/22 sell for? young gun .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 8 09-21-2009 12:00 AM