mid to long range rifle round

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by rraar15, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. rraar15

    rraar15 New Member

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    what are some of the rounds that are larger than a .308 but smaller and cheaper than a .338 lapua, that fit in a bolt action format
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Well brother, that is a list as long as well, it's a pretty good sized list.

    You see, the .308 is a SHORT action rifle round.

    The .338 is a LONG action rifle round.

    So while the diameter of the bullet doesn't seem like it's that different, there is a HUGE performance gap where a TON of rounds would fall into.

    Let's try to narrow the field a bit, otherwise the list will be 6 posts long.

    What would you like the round to do? Ideally, what is the application?

    Also, you might want to stop by the Introduction Section and introduce yourself to the guys and gals of FTF.

    JD
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    The 300 Win mag is the commonly accepted "happy middle" between the 7.62x51mm and the 338 Lapua mag.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    You want a 338 Edge. 338 Lapua performance in a cheaper 300 RUM package.
     
  5. Bohica6-284

    Bohica6-284 New Member

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    Are we talking bullet diameter or caliber? There are not many choices for the bullet diameter, .323 comes to mind which is 8mm and is not very popular in US circles. If your talking caliber....well the important question is what are you using it for? There is a HUGE difference in the performance levels between .308 Win and .338 Lapua mag.
     
  6. Bolosniper

    Bolosniper New Member

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    Stalking Bear is right, and Premium as well as standard factory ammunition is easily found.
     
  7. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    like others have said for what do you want it for??

    the .308 in my opinion is my choice as an end of the world longrange rifle round. it is probably the most common caliber in the US. plenty of surplus rounds available from military and civilian sources.

    for hunting just about any caliber is decent.

    LEO sniping apps .338lapua .308win and everything in between all good.

    i use my .308 for target shooting and for hunting i use my winchester model 70 in .458winmag. my prefered hunting load is hornady 350Grn SP over 73 grains of IMR 3031. perfect for white tail bear moose elk etc.

    maybe you need to think about what you really want. any center fire rifle round is going to be pricey to shoot often. might think about looking into reloading. it opens a lot of doors.
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Really a broad spectrum as stated before. Again is it bullet diameter or cartridge length. What is mid to long ranges? Target or hunting? Wildcat or standard.
     
  9. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    Is there anything left of a whitetail after you shoot with a .458 winmag?

    -Fred
     
  10. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I doubt he is shooting the dog sized Fla. variety! I use a 286gr .366 bullet. Drops them quick!
     
  11. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    Dog size?!?! I haven't seen a deer that big in forever!

    On a more serious note, that's a good point. 150 pounds is a good size deer here in Florida.

    -Fred
     
  12. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    1200 to 1400 yards? that is nuts. I'm good w/ 700+ w/ a 6.5x55!
     
  13. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Hey.....That wouldn't be a 9.3X62 Mauser would it?
    I've got an 1909 Argentine thats beggin me for that barrel.
    -----Gate
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Uh.

    Guys.

    Please notice that the OP has ONE POST.

    It was at the start of this thread.

    S/He has NEVER come back.

    So, all talk of shooting aside......

    YOU ARE ALL WASTING YOUR TIME IN THIS THREAD!!
     

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