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tango5
05-27-2009, 7:03 PM
Ok guys, i pick up my Remington 700SPS Tactical (.308Win) on friday and im looking to buy ammo. I know ammo is hard to find, well more over priced than hard to find. But i see .308 ammo ranging from 145gr up to 165gr, what is the diffrence in bullet speed, trajectory, etc.... My main shooting will be limited to 100yrds, and in the near future to 200yrds once my membership at a range gets going. For the time being i will be punching paper at the range, but will use it as a hunting rifle as well later in the year.

Also, anyone know of places who are selling .308 ammo at a good price, im looking at buying maybe a 100 or so rounds, nothing in bulk yet until i find what works best for me.

50 Shooter
05-27-2009, 7:35 PM
Here's some reading material.

http://www.riflebarrels.com/articles/longrange_shooting/ideal_barrel_308_tactical_rifle.htm

http://www.riflebarrels.com/articles/bullets_ballistics.htm

Bagelthief
05-27-2009, 7:39 PM
i think it is such a waste if you only plan on using this big beautiful gun up to only 100 or maybe 200 yards...that rifle can get to 1000 with practice, and 600 with ease...but hey your the one buying ammo...

tango5
05-27-2009, 7:42 PM
i think it is such a waste if you only plan on using this big beautiful gun up to only 100 or maybe 200 yards...that rifle can get to 1000 with practice, and 600 with ease...but hey your the one buying ammo...

If i can find a place to shoot 200-600 yards somewhat close to me, im all for it. But for a normal use rifle, i might as well start with something accurate right out of the box.

aplinker
05-27-2009, 7:57 PM
bullet mass only really matters for distance.

Buy what's cheap and will group well. Scenars, SMKs, whatever you can find...

1859sharps
05-27-2009, 8:20 PM
If i can find a place to shoot 200-600 yards somewhat close to me, im all for it. But for a normal use rifle, i might as well start with something accurate right out of the box.


Ya, that is a problem in the bay area. For over 200 you will need to probably travel out of the bay area.

out to 600 yards for all but precision match shooting, anything in the 150 to 168 grain range should cover all your needs.