Does anyone know the range on a remington 700 model .308? For example, "the remington 700 .308 is accurate up to a distance of ____."
There are too many factors to be able to answer a question like that. It depends on the rifle. Some are more accurate than others right out of the box.Does anyone know the range on a remington 700 model .308? For example, "the remington 700 .308 is accurate up to a distance of ____."
There are a lot of variables that come into play when shooting long ranges. A rifle that shoots to point of aim at one hundred yards can shoot fifteen inches low at three hundred yards. So the answer Depends on the rifle, the ammunition and the shooter and the conditions.Does anyone know the range on a remington 700 model .308?
It's not terribly hard to see a target at 300 yards if it is on a range or across an open field. That same distance through the woods could be impossible. I know that during qualification, I was better at hitting the Crazy Ivan targets at 300 yards than I was at 250. That is with open sights on a God knows how old A2. I'm not what I consider a super shot (I know folks that are a lot better), but I'm probably above average.I'm constantly seeing posts here and at other forums about how one rifle/caliber has more range or is more accurate than another, but I don't see very much on optics. I'm in my mid fifties and still have 20/20 vision, but even 20 years ago, I couldn't see well enough to find a COM sized target and hit it (unless it was a lucky shot) at more than 150 yards without a scope of some type. Yet, I regularly read of folks hitting a torso size - or even smaller head sized - target with iron sights at 300, 500 or even a 1,000 yards, especially with military rifles. Honestly, how many people can even see a target of that size at those ranges ~ much less hit it ~ without some sort of scope?
With YOUR setup. I do beleive it depends on alot of things, including ring height. So many people make everything seam so simple. If it was so easy why are world class snipers so rare?It depends how you sight it in if you sight it in dead on a 25 yards you will be 3 inches high at 100 yards and a 250 dead on again.I did the reaserch and own a 308.
^ Ed Kugler's book is commonly referred to as a work of history with embelishment. I read it too, and then did some asking around and I think in knowledgable circles you will find that he has a bit of "generous" memory on his skills and his abilities.
For a good read on real sniping from an expert in the subject I would recommend The Ultimate Sniper by John Plaster. A must have for any long range shooter/police sniper. Sniper and Snipper II by Lonsdale would also be on the recommended list, but not nearly first. If you are looking for real stories from Veitnam outside of Carlos, which has his objectors as well, I would recommend Death From Afar from the Chandler Brothers. Their series has some great, accurate and historically verified stories from field operations.
In Ultimate Sniper, Plaster who is a renowned as a top level sniper/trainer/consultant, routinely dismisses the .308 round past about 650 yards. Will it go further and still produce kills? Sure. Is it the ideal weapon at that range? Not likely.
Ft. Lewis, Washington has several sniper teams in Afghanistan and Iraq currently and they are all taking a stick that is Remington ( .300 Win mag ) or A.I. ( .338 Lapua ) for the tasks at hand. Given the environment they are shooting in ( long, flat, hot ) I would submit that they probably are not fielding the .308 for a reason.