GUN 600 yard match gun in 308 ?

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  1. Want2race

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    Yes, I probably dont have the lingo down yet... YET!

    I went to a competition yesterday which was pretty cool. Targets @ 400, 600 and 700 yards and probably 50 competitors.

    Most of them wont say much about what they have in their guns but i did hear a few say 338 Lepue? was the one to have.

    I was thinking more along the lines of 308 because of the lack of people in that group (4) but I have no idea what would be needed to compete.

    is a remington 700 and a good scope going to get me a top 3 out of 5 finish? Or whats the platform that everyone is using or you would recommend?
     
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  3. Goat

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    Assuming that it's not limited to factory rifles, no, a stock 700 isn't going to get you in the top 3.
     
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    It depends on the match rules, there are alot of different classes, ranging from factory rifles to 20lb benchrest rifles. :dunno:
     
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    .338 lapua
     
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    no way in hell.. too many people in that class with deepr pockets than me
     
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    .338 Ultra Mag is comparable and a hell of alot cheaper. I still wouldn't use it though, seems excessive given the distance.
     
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    I still think a service rifle is the way to go. I can shoot a 780 on an 80 round match with one, so its all about what works for you.
     
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    I saw a remington 700 today with 5-R barrel that is supposedly the same specs as the military M40 barrels, and is a more accurate barrel than the ones they put on the 700 Police rifles.

    Did a little research online and found one guy who got a .3moa group at 200 yards with match ammo. Not bad seeing as the rifle sells for just shy of 900 brand new.

    This might be my next rifle after i buy a Leupold Mark4.
     
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    with my LTR i put a .308 round through a quarter at 100 yds today. took a few shots, but still that's pretty good for South African nato surplus.
     
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    I can put an ak round through a quarter at 100 yards given enough shots. ;)
     
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    no :hsugh:
     
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    Actually it's a good choice for a 400-700 yard competition rifle. Plus you can get a Rem 700 chambered for it off the rack. Of course, it's still $50-60 per box of 20.
     
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    You can get a stock 700 and have it built up by any number of specialty shops. Depending on the work done total cost would be anywhere from $1,400 to $3,000 (including rifle and assuming you didn't want to go totally crazy with the work). Another choice is the ArmaLite AR-30. About $1,400 - $1,600 and very accurate out of the box.

    Keep in mind that you are also going to need decent optics to be competitive at those ranges.
     
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    Winchester 870 using slugs? :mamoru::mamoru:
     
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    ok, well this was in 6 shots about half of wich was seeing where the poi was. still impressive for a stock gun with a $160 simmons scope.
     
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    You won't find it chambered in a factory rifle that's intended for any type of competition shooting though, just hunting rifles. :dunno:
     
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    True, but you won't find many factory rifles that are designed for competition out of the box anyway. Well, non-rimfire at least. The nice thing about the 700 is that there are plenty of custom actions already available for them and places that can work them up to be competition rifles, and with the 338 Ultra being a factory chambering you will save some money in the process by not having to have it converted first (like a 700 in 338 lapua would need, for instance). It's a good round for long-range shooting and it's not nearly as expensive as the lapua (but not exactly cheap either).

    Yea, there are better rounds, but I wouldn't consider it excessive for 400-700 yards. Of course if it dropped him into the same class as the .338 lapua guys then he's back to that deep pockets/lots of competition thing again.
     

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