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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by warfighter3816, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. warfighter3816

    warfighter3816 New Member

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    My friend has challenged me to a shoot out my .308 venture against his .243 savage the distance will be 1,000 yards up hill. My current selection of ammunition is the winchester ballistic silver tip should I stay with that or is there a better round out there
     
  2. jamesb

    jamesb New Member

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    Can you shoot acurately at 1,000 yards? If not, I don't think any ammo is going to help you.
     

  3. warfighter3816

    warfighter3816 New Member

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    Right now we. Both are at about 700 yards
     
  4. warfighter3816

    warfighter3816 New Member

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    I believe I cAn make the shot with a little luck
     
  5. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    U already won 308vs 243 long range yep u win
     
  6. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    I would buy a minimum quantity of Remington .308 Match to get a discount, practice, and win.
     
  7. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    The Winchester Ballistic Silver tip ammo is very good but it is designed for hunting, not match shooting. I have some of it and it is pretty accurate and I dropped a deer with one shot easy enough. For what you are describing I would get a box of the Federal 168-grain Gold Medal Match ammo. It is loaded with the Sierra Matchking BTHP bullet. I have bought a lot of this ammo and found it to be the most accurate factory loads I have tried, even more accurate than the Lupua Aficionado+. I shot a box of this ammo through my chronograph and there was very little variance in velocity for the 20 rounds.

    I have a Savage 10FLP in .308 that is very accurate. If I were shooting against someone else shot for shot with factory ammo I would definitely go with the Federal Match King. If you and your friend are equal in skill level as shooters you should have the edge. At 1000 yards I would give the edge to the .308.
     
  8. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    If you really want to shoot your 308 at 1000 yards,I'd step up to a 175gr Sierra Matchking or 178gr Hornady AMax.Both will shoot a lot better at that range over a 168gr bullet.
    A 243/6mm bullet will shoot 1000 yards,but most common factory ammo will fall short of the task.

    Cabelas carries the 178gr bullets loaded in the Hornady Custom Match Ammo-

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shoo...=SBC;MMcat104792580;cat104691780;cat104532480
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  9. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

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    Use what you know to already be accurate in your rifle.
     
  10. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    Yep, this will work, just aim a little higher.
     
  11. sniper762

    sniper762 New Member

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    About 35 ft. Higher.........maybe a little less, depending on how steep "uphill" is.
     
  12. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Good luck too the both of you......................
     
  13. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    I think you are right. I think both of them are going to be surprised where their first shot lands if they can see it. They should have have fun with their shooting contest.