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bollero
03-18-2011, 2:17 PM
If you were to buy a REM 700 would u get a 308 or a 300Win mag rifle? what barrel lenght to shoot long distances?

CK_32
03-18-2011, 3:01 PM
Explain..

Budget..
Distances..
Hunting or target

Big D
03-18-2011, 5:35 PM
I have a .308. I looked at a .300 win mag, but I realized it is chambered for $5 bills. For what I do, which is shooting at paper targets at 100 yards, the .308 is sufficient. I would like a .338 lapua magnum, because of the coolness factor. But I think the 338 is chambered for $10 bills.

Anchors
03-18-2011, 5:40 PM
Personally I want a 700 in .308 with a 22"-26" barrel.

brantly04
03-18-2011, 5:42 PM
.308

Archie B.
03-18-2011, 5:46 PM
.308, heavy barrel 24-26".

bollero
03-18-2011, 6:09 PM
Explain..

Budget.. == 1000
Distances.. == 800+
Hunting or target == both

there is a coolness factor on 300 win mag i know i probably won't shoot it that much as my 308.

rg_1111@yahoo.com
03-18-2011, 6:30 PM
I would go with .308 for a budget rifle. Ammo will be cheaper than the 300 win mag.
Depending on what your hunting.

locosway
03-18-2011, 8:01 PM
If you were to buy a REM 700 would u get a 308 or a 300Win mag rifle? what barrel lenght to shoot long distances?

300WM or WSM is harder on the barrel, costs more, has more kick, but also has a 200-400 yard advantage over the .308.

Reasons to go with the .300 over the .308 are larger game, longer distances. Other than that, stick with a .308. There's also a lot of smaller calibers that give you a flatter trajectory, but you didn't say what you wanted to do with the rifle.

locosway
03-18-2011, 8:02 PM
Explain..

Budget.. == 1000
Distances.. == 800+
Hunting or target == both

there is a coolness factor on 300 win mag i know i probably won't shoot it that much as my 308.

$1000 including glass?

Do you currently shoot at 800 yards?

What kind of hunting and how often?

CK_32
03-18-2011, 8:03 PM
You might want something more than a 300 win if your going 800+.... And for under $1000 your not going to get anything great...

If your looking to hit 200 to 1000yards 308/300 win and $1000 will work..

If your looking to hit 600+ I suggest a 338. maybe 270. Anything less your going to have a ton of trouble.. And even then hunting should usually be done under 800 yards.. Getting the kill zone at that distance take unmatchable skill. And dont be one of those a holes who takes out deer at 1200 yards and cheers from hitting him in the leg and letting them bleed out..... not humane not right IMHO.

But again getting a rifle to shoot those distances for under $1000 is a bit tough.. Unless you buy used and find a wicked deal. Most rifles made for longer distances are around the $3k range if not more then you add in optics made for those long ranges are about $1k them selves.

Check out GAP rifles.. IMO just about as good as it gets for 1000+ rifles. (There is many more but this is a company I know and trust from their record)


Also take a peek at Snipershide forums.. I find that as my precision rifle place and here to be my AR/pistol zone. I used that forum for a couple years before I fell onto this one. But in all they will probably say the same thing I did. Huge GAP supporters over there.