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Old 05-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #26
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:47 AM   #28
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:54 AM   #29
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #30
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:38 AM   #31
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:52 PM   #32
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I'm thinking of giving my cannon some company this fall but I'm still a bit torn between a few options. The one I'm leaning toward the most is getting a decent .308 bolt (Savage 10FCP or similar) and put a can on it. I already have .300 reloading gear so reloading .308 subsonic should be easier to accommodate with just a new set of dies. However I'm also thinking of getting a larger cannon in the form of a .375 H&H (that will stop almost anything) or a .338 LM (that can stop almost anything from much farther away). Also in the running is recreating the HK91 I used to deer hunt with, but I'm not much of a fan of semi-auto anymore. Opinions?
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:10 PM   #33
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:10 PM   #34
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I'm thinking of giving my cannon some company this fall but I'm still a bit torn between a few options. The one I'm leaning toward the most is getting a decent .308 bolt (Savage 10FCP or similar) and put a can on it. I already have .300 reloading gear so reloading .308 subsonic should be easier to accommodate with just a new set of dies. However I'm also thinking of getting a larger cannon in the form of a .375 H&H (that will stop almost anything) or a .338 LM (that can stop almost anything from much farther away). Also in the running is recreating the HK91 I used to deer hunt with, but I'm not much of a fan of semi-auto anymore. Opinions?
All of those are different tools for different jobs.

The .308 is a good precision round out to 750 yards, but between 750 and 1000 yards it's kinda bleh compared to a heavier bullet you get in the .300 WM and the .338 Lapua Mag. Shooting my .338 Lapua makes 1000 yard shooting boring.

That being said, .338 Lapua will do just about anything you ask of it. It just doesn't come in a compact platform like a .375 H&H or .308 Win, and the brass is god awful expensive along with the bullets. Not a big deal if you invest in the caliber, but it's a lot up front.

If you are going to load for it ... I personally highly recommend a .260. It will take anything you shoot at, have superior 1000 yard ballistics, cheap to reload, etc. It's parent cartridge is the .308 Win so you can fire form .243 brass or neck the .308 cases. 6.5mm bullets are not hard to find either, and the 140gr. range SMKs and the Scenars are slick.

If you are going sub-sonic for a can, I'd just stick with .308s. You need a heavy bullet weight ... and anything under .30" is crap, and anything above .30" requires a huge can that is heavy. Plus, the bigger the hole in the can the less it will muffle (ala .45 vs. 9mm).

If you are in the Austin area I'd be glad to show you my Sako TRG42 in .338 ... it's a great platform.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:39 PM   #35
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:42 AM   #36
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All of those are different tools for different jobs.

The .308 is a good precision round out to 750 yards, but between 750 and 1000 yards it's kinda bleh compared to a heavier bullet you get in the .300 WM and the .338 Lapua Mag. Shooting my .338 Lapua makes 1000 yard shooting boring.

That being said, .338 Lapua will do just about anything you ask of it. It just doesn't come in a compact platform like a .375 H&H or .308 Win, and the brass is god awful expensive along with the bullets. Not a big deal if you invest in the caliber, but it's a lot up front.

If you are going to load for it ... I personally highly recommend a .260. It will take anything you shoot at, have superior 1000 yard ballistics, cheap to reload, etc. It's parent cartridge is the .308 Win so you can fire form .243 brass or neck the .308 cases. 6.5mm bullets are not hard to find either, and the 140gr. range SMKs and the Scenars are slick.

If you are going sub-sonic for a can, I'd just stick with .308s. You need a heavy bullet weight ... and anything under .30" is crap, and anything above .30" requires a huge can that is heavy. Plus, the bigger the hole in the can the less it will muffle (ala .45 vs. 9mm).

If you are in the Austin area I'd be glad to show you my Sako TRG42 in .338 ... it's a great platform.
I agree with most of what you said, except 308 being bleh after 750 yards. There's a reason that military trains its snipers with 308. The bullet drop and variation of accuracy of 168gr Sierra Match Grade 308 out to 1000 yards is consistently 40-60 inches. That's really good.

I had a friend with almost no prior shooting experience get back from Badlands Shooting School out in Oklahoma about six weeks ago, and after four shots he was on target with 15 out of 20 shots at 1000 yards on a six inch steel target.

When it comes to 308, you just need to really know your rifle and scope. Are there better precision rounds for long range shooting? Absolutely. But I agree with you on the .338. It's a better round for distance shooting.

However, in my opinion, 308 is the most complete rifle round available. It's accurate, reliable, and easily affordable to shoot.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #37
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:54 AM   #38
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If you are in the Austin area I'd be glad to show you my Sako TRG42 in .338 ... it's a great platform.
I'll be up there this weekend.
It's been a while since the last time I saw your ass
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #39
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Dont own a gun. Trying to convince the wife into a 'home protection gun' Pistol grip pump shottie.

"here you go.. if you hear someone in the house.. slide this back then forward.. point it in the general direction of the sound, and pull the trigger.. Dont worry about the holes in the walls I can fix them later. If you dont hear someone running for africa... slide this back, then forward, point in the general direction of the sound, and pull the trigger. Rinse repeat until the baddies are dead or gone."

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Had some fun on Sunday with my brother at PSC.

I need to get my AR optics fixed...ugh. Let me know when I can pick it up. I'm going to tinker with it and see what I can do. Need to put some rounds through it to see how consistent the 'problems' are.

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About that... Spider Pig, seeing as you're an FFL now, do we get awesome TXIC discounts? (You're not that far from Plano, right?)
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And I'm in Plano. Just look on the city crime map for the area with no reports. I'm right in the middle of that.
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It's been a while since the last time I saw your ass
of course you will be here this weekend...and I won't be. isn't that how life works?
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I need to get my AR optics fixed...ugh. Let me know when I can pick it up. I'm going to tinker with it and see what I can do. Need to put some rounds through it to see how consistent the 'problems' are.
Definitely need to figure out the optics on that thing. Hopefully it is just a battery issue and I had a derp moment when I was looking at it. The 'problem' is very consistent, every shot consistent.

You ready for June 1-3rd? Might want to bring the SKS if the AR isn't figured out. Maybe I can get Micah to take us out to PCS to figure the AR out more before we go?
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I'm cheap enough that nobody gets discounts. I oughta up charge the lot of you!



And I'm in Plano. Just look on the city crime map for the area with no reports. I'm right in the middle of that.
I was just joking...I know how cheap you are you whore!!!

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Definitely need to figure out the optics on that thing. Hopefully it is just a battery issue and I had a derp moment when I was looking at it. The 'problem' is very consistent, every shot consistent.

You ready for June 1-3rd? Might want to bring the SKS if the AR isn't figured out. Maybe I can get Micah to take us out to PCS to figure the AR out more before we go?
Worst case, pull the optics and I'll fire iron sites. I prefer iron sites anyway. Plus, I'll need to sight the SKS too.
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I was just joking...I know how cheap you are you whore!!!



Worst case, pull the optics and I'll fire iron sites. I prefer iron sites anyway. Plus, I'll need to sight the SKS too.
Maybe you should just stop purchasing optics. You're never going to use them any way.
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And I'm in Plano. Just look on the city crime map for the area with no reports. I'm right in the middle of that.
Lol, in that case, let me know if you ever want to go shooting.

I'm mainly in the market for an M&P Shield (9mm) or a G26 and range ammo (9mm) atm, feel free to shoot me a PM w/prices on either.
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All of those are different tools for different jobs.
Totally agree, but most of what I hunt is paper. My current rig is a Savage 110 BA in .300 WM with Nightforce glass (pictured earlier in this thread). The market is littered with the .338 LM version of that gun but I purposely sought out a .300 WM (which is actually pretty rare) because it was going to be a target gun and didn't want to go poor keeping my brass inventory replenished. It may also be used to implode pigs, the jury is still out on that...

The .308 is at the top because of its flexibility as a platform and because I already run .30 caliber reloading gear. I'm looking at a TBAC or SAS can as they're both quality cans that could also be used on the .300 WM with the addition of a threaded brake (no QD for me).

The .338 LM and .375 came up when I started thinking about doing some big game hunts in the next several years. I could always lease a big gun but I'm too OCD about controlling groupings (reloading). The .338 LM brass is $$$, but the bullets are more common than .375 so there's more selection there. .375 H&H brass isn't much cheaper, and the bullet selection is usually limited to hippo-killers that cost a small fortune so it wouldn't be much fun at the range. Well, the fun:money ratio is diminished anyway

I like the .260, but if I'm going with a smaller bore I'd rather just stick with the .308 since I have some equipment invested and there's a lot more selection in factory ammo. If I had to go smaller than .30 than I'd probably go 6.5 Creedmore since a friend of mine swears by it for competition.
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Maybe you should just stop purchasing optics. You're never going to use them any way.
I don't need your logic LMAO
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