Been mulling this over for a while and quite liked the idea of playing at the FTR discipline on a budget
I have a .222 so a .223 wasn't really an option
the issue with the .308 is that you are up against people with 30" barrels and significantly higher MV's
Not wanting to tie up thousands (or even hundreds!) of pounds in something that may see daylight half a dozen times I was beginning to think my options were limited.
Then I stumbled across a 29" barrelled military mauser action with scope and target (sling) stock for an absolute bargain.
Deal done. It arrives tomorrow.
will receive the usual strip down treatment
may restock it, not sure yet
I don't like the current scope and mounts set up and have a set of mauser mounts and a 20x42 fixed optimate that I plan to fit to it.
plan on leaving it as a 600+yd range queen
question for the long barrelled .308 owners:
what loads can you get away with using a 29-30" barrel that don't work in a 23-24" barrel?