GUN I've decided to get a bolt action + can

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  1. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    I'm leaning more towards a SPS tactical in .223 simply because I can use the can I plan on buying on the SPS and my AR.

    Or should I go the .308 route without can. I doubt I'll ever shoot much pass 400-500 yards.
     
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    I think you mean 308. Weak sauce .380 is going to be garbage at any real distance :)

    For 600 yards and in 308 is great. If your just starting out with long range shooting 308 is a good choice for barrel life, and reasonably inexpensive as far as rifle ammo goes. 223 gets the job done real nice out to 400. You can do out to 600 but it is not what i consider ideal.
     
  3. It really depends on what you want to do with it. What are you planning to do with it?
     
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    SPS in .308 + AICS is what I've just done. Sofa king happy with it. I'd LOVE a can but they are ultra-bullshit illegal in Aus :(

    Why did you want a can? Bring the bang down or to look after your girly shoulder?
     
  5. thegooch

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    err yeah 308............too many bears.........err beers
     
  6. thegooch

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    punch paper
     
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    If cross compatibility is what you're after, .308 cans can be used on .223 rifles to great effect.

    Only problem is that .308 cans are MUCH heavier. Larger volume in the suppressor makes up for aperture sizes being much larger than .223 in diameter too.
     

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