GUN Long Range shooting

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  1. Drosspron

    Drosspron Guest

    I'm seriously thinking about getting into long-range shooting. A friend of mine reccomended this.

    Any other reccomendations? I like the idea of the .308 mainly because the ammo is abundant and there are many variations. I do have a .303 brit. but the ammo is hard to find, and usually not cheap.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Go with the .308.
     
  3. Brian Fantana

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    .308 or 30-06 are fine.
     
  4. Drosspron

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    (There aren't many people on this thread at the moment, so this doesn't = sarcasm)
    Thanks for all of your input. I trust my friend's reccomendation/desicions but I like to get other opinions.
     
  5. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    .308 all day, everyday
     
  6. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Also, the Savage is a great choice for a beginner. They're affordable and very accurate out of the box. The only complaints people seem to have with them is that they're ugly (I disagree) or that their synthetic stocks feel like crap (I agree), but other than that you can't beat them. I plan on buying a 12FV in .22-250 or a similar caliber soon.
     
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    Where do you live? I've never found .303 particularly hard to find. I've gotten pretty good deals on it. PMC I think makes some pretty good .303 and it's not that expensive.

    I've shot out to 800 yards with iron sights at a blue torso sized road sign before and with the help of a spotting scope was able to get on target with it. Haven't gotten around to scoping it yet. Oh, I'm shooting an Enfield No. 4 Mk1
     
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    "The only complaints people seem to have with them is that they're ugly"

    Damn they're dead wrong that gun is t3h secks.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    Walmart carries .303 corelokts here.
     
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    People seem to dislike the looks of the barrel nut :dunno:

    I think they look fine, and besides, being able to change calibers at home is badass :coold:
     
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    Crazy people.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I like my remington 700 .308, but you can get the savage cheaper.
     
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    Yeah I also agree thats a good choice. Nice guns.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    the current 1000yd record was set by a guy using a 6mmBR (Bench Rest). The group was 4.22 inches; that's less than 1/2 MOA :noes:
     
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    That HAS to be interesting :rofl:
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    .30-06 if you're shooting greater than 750 yards regularly.

    7.62NATO if you will shoot under 800 yards and will only occassionally shoot longer distances.
     
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    Wolf isnt too bad, at least there 7.62x39 isnt.
     
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    What makes the 30.06 outclass the .308 at 750+ yards? I think it'd be easier to go with .308, since it's alot easier to find factory loaded match ammo.
     
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    I've seen quite a few blown primers in the 7.62x39 :dunno:
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    higher muzzle velocities when combined with lighter grain bullets to allow for longer distance accuracy as compared to the slower 308.

    the 30-06 is a longer range round.

    but the effectiveness is compromised with a lighter bullet, which is why rifles chambered for 300 win mag are optional issue for snipers.


    you can find a LOT of match ammo in 30-06. there is a huge contingent of M1 Garand shooters.


    the world does not revolve around the 7.62 NATO.
     
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    I realize the velocity in .30-06 is higher, but not even by 100fps in factory loaded Federal with 168grn Matchkings. I know that 90+/-fps makes a difference out to 1000yds, but I guess I was expecting more. It seems alot of people choose .308 over .30-06 for match shooting, wonder why that is? Reduced recoil?
     
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    I've never been able to get those to cycle properly in my No.4 Mk1. It seems to only like FMJ. Although sometimes I single-feed corelokts in if I'm hunting.
     
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    Go with 7.68
     
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    reduced recoil and the fact that most of those matches do not extend beyond 800 metres.

    i've been shooting the M-1 Garand (not very well though ;)) for 11 years now. 30-06 is obviously the only available calibre in this case. we normally shoot 500 metres and beyond.

    a lot of competitive shooting is military related... M-14 owners will take theirs out to organized long distance shooting competitions. as it has been going on for decades, civilian shooting tends to follow its lead, especially when it comes to calibre selection as there is more thorough research done on target loads provided in that specific calibre.
     

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