GUN Talk me out of a 8mm mauser Rem 700

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  1. Admitted

    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

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    For a 600-800 yard rifle. Cheap long distance shooting seems fun. Plan on stock piling ammo slowly.
     
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    You must be drinking
     
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    nooooooooooooo
     
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    Remmington made the 700 "classic" back in 2003? There are many on gunbroker for $600 in 8mm mauser.
     
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    Dunno. They also made a 8mm Mag "classic" too. Remington gets this wild hair up their ass where they "bring back" a 700 every year in some random caliber. Unfortunately, these calibers choices are usually retarded.





    Don't believe me, look for yourself. Find some .323 bullets that don't suck.
     
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    I was planning on shooting surplus ammo, as I don't have quite the space to reload yet.
     
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    Been a rough week I see? Not a fan of pacing yourself?
     
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    Not at all. I sit on shit for a while after I got the info to first see if it would fill my desire, and then to see if I still have the desire after a month or two.
     
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    So you already bought it?
     
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    Nope. Just looking into it to see if the 8mm Mauser surplus shit plus a decent bolt action rifle would manage soda can sized groups at 600 yards.
     
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    Have you shot that kind of range before?
     
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    nope. never really shot over 150 yards.
     
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    Think about this.

    A 12 oz can is ~3x5". MOA at 600 is 6" and a tiny bit of change. You are hoping to be sub-moa at a fair clip, with a factory sporter rifle, shooting 70 yr old machinegun ammo.


    I would imagine your vertical with that setup would likely be double that if not more, just from velocity differences shot to shot.
     
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    Maybe 12 oz can was over zealous, how big do you think the grouping would be at 500 yards? I know 0 about long distance shooting.
     
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    Largely depend on you.

    I'm guessing not good. Your setup isn't going to help.


    Seriously..... this is not a good idea.
     
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    You really need to lay off the sauce, or maybe I'm just not drunk enough myself.
     
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    vodka tonics
     
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    Neat for a 300 yard hunting rifle as the 8mm Mauser with good Nosler ballistic tips will do plenty. 60-70 year old ammo won't be very accurate though.
     
  21. That's pretty much what I was going to post about the soda can.
     
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    I'm still learning but I'm punching out OK groups at 500-600 with my 700 in 'worlds-worst-LR-caliber-.308'.

    Groups get fairly boring though. The drill targets at SH are a bit more fun IMO

    :dunno:
     
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    LOL

    You guys are missing what I'm saying about the 308. It's not like I haven't had them, and shoot them. It's just that they are a 308, and that's it. No more/less. They are you only option if you don't reload. If you do, there are others that offer more for less.
     
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    uh best of luck hitting the case the soda can came in at 600yards with your milsurp ammo
     
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    Even for some of use that reload, 308 can be the more cost effective option. A combination of being in a heavily regualted, not-overly-gun friendly country and also being fairly regional in location means that to avoid big whole-sale orders, we stick to the more 'common' cals.

    The 308 also allows me to load up some different rounds, dial the scope right back and have the worlds heaviest hunting rifle :mamoru:
     

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