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  1. Best .308 for under $800?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    What is the most accurate .308 with a 26'' bull barrel for under $800? I plan to do long range shooting out to 800 yds I have an excellent 22-250 that I can shoot .25" groups with at 100yds but past 600 it does not have enough energy. Any and all advice will be appreciated thanks.
  2. FN/FAL owners and fans sound off

    Black Rifles
    FN/FAL owners sound off, lets hear some details about your rifle. My rifle is a DS Arms SA58 standard rifle. The only modifications I have done so far is a scope mount and a extended safety. Picture of rifle with a maxpedition noatak backpack and surefire G2X pro flashlight.
  3. Reloader 15 In 308?

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Anyone have any experience with loading this combo? Does it work best with 168 gr. on up? or is it better suited to 150's? Right now the powders at my command include Varget, BLC-2, 748, Benchmark, IMR 4350, 4320, 4895, and RE-15. Looking for something for two specific load developments. 1...
  4. .308 caliber for wife

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    My wife is looking for a hunting rifle, something not too expensive and that doesnt say Remington on it. She will be using it for elk and Nilgai. Anything smaller she will use her bow. Gun is probably going to be used maybe twice a year. She is looking at the Howa 1500 in .308. She doesnt...
  5. Rem 700 VLS in 308

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I am new to the forum and the new owner of a used Rem 700 VLS in 308. It has a 26 in 1-12 twist heavy barrel. I purchased it last weekend and went straight to the range. The gun appeared to have minimal shells thorugh it prviously, so I did a break in and brushed every 3 round. The patterms...
  6. 30 caliber vs .308

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I know this is a dumb question, but here goes: I have seen references to both 30-06 and 7.62mm NATO as being .308. Yet 7.62mm equates to exactly .300 inch or 30 caliber. Is the .008 allowance for a snug fit in the 30 caliber barrel? If not, why is 7.62mm NATO also referred to as a .308? Thanks.
  7. .223 or .308? Help me decide!

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello all, I have a little bit of $$$ to play with, and after alot of thought I have decided to get a Remington 700 SPS Varmint. I have always wanted a "precision" type rifle that can be built upon. The one question I am really struggling with: do I get a .223 or a .308 win? I enjoy shooting...
  8. 308. win versus 76.2x51 Nato

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    Can I safely shoot 76.2x51 Nato in DPMS 308.win?
  9. 308 Win. 125 gr TNT loads?????

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    I have a Remington 700 SPS in 308 Win. I am interested in using it for long range Coyote hunting. I wanted to work up a load using Hornady Match cases and 125gr Speer TNT bullets.. Anyone have any proven powder/bullet combinations to use as a good starting point? Also, I use Winchester Large...
  10. Any feedback on Ruger compact 308?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Wondering if anyone has info on the 16.5" barrel 308? Seems kinda short, but nice little gun. Slip on recoil pad could improve on the 12.5" LOP. Fire breathing dragon? Too short of a barrel? I sure like the weight and compact concept. Considering buying one.
  11. Converting a rem 700 .308 into a 300 win mag?

    Gunsmithing
    I was going to build a custome .308 rem 700 starting with the action. I wanted to start in .308 and eventually convert it into a 300 win mag when I shoot the barrel out. (Kinda like the m24). would it be ok if I started with a long action to make it into a .308? ( I see a lot of 7mm rem mags for...
  12. 30-06 verses the 308 Accuracy

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Okay, obviously so much of rifle accuracy depends on the barrel, the trigger, bedding the barrel, and especially the shooter, however, I am in a discussion with someone who contends the 308 is a far more accurate rifle than a 30-06... And he sights some guy by the name of Bart Bobbitt who...
  13. .308 vs. 30-06?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I've noticed that there seems to be many on this forum that prefer the 30-06 to the .308. I actually tend to be on the other end of the spectrum. Having done some extensive reloading in both calibers and carried both calibers in the field I tend to prefer the .308. I use less powder to reload...
  14. Elk Hunt

    Southwest Hunting
    After 25 years or so of not hunting, I am thinking of putting in for the cow elk draw in east central Nevada and would like opinions on firearm(s) to use. I have 308, 30-06 and my soon to be favorite Marlin 444s. Which one? If I use the 444, i am thinking the Beartooth 285 at about 2000 fps...
  15. .308 or 30-06?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    After recently getting advice that my .243 is too small for wild pigs, I am wanting to upgrade to .30 caliber. Does anyone have any advice on what round is better, .308 or 30-06? Do they pretty much have the same effectiveness?
  16. 308 with  30-30 bullets

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I have a Ruger International with an 181/2in bbl and a friend and neighbor with a 12 year old who wants to deer hunt this year,I want to load up some 30-30 bullets to the same velocity as a 30-30 can any one help me out with some loads for 150 and 170gr bullets so I can take this youngan hunting?
  17. .308 Winchester

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I'm getting the dream rifle of my teen years (Oh, how I desired a wood to the muzzle rifle- I still think it's a thing of great beauty) on line after buying it 15 years ago, a Ruger Model 77 International. I'm contemplating using hardcast in it. I'm looking for a lightweight bullet. I still...
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