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    1000yd load

    My viht load were crap at bisley yesterday,they must of ran out of legs,accuracy was awful,they wernt going where I aimed,I use 155gr scenars,1 in 11 twist I think,any suggestions on the powder,only 1000 yard shooters reply,thanks swarovski

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    Hi Swarovski, i am not a 1000 yard shooter but how crap were they? 308 is not the best choice at 1000 yards to be honest, are your loads still in the transonic region at 1000 or have they passed through it and gone subsonic? Have you thought about trying a heavier bullet?

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    45 / 46g Vit 140 under a scenar at 2.850" (OAL) works for me at 1000....

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    Swarovski,

    I guess your using a .308? Alot of folks use 155 scenars but you need them to exit the end of your barrel at as close to 3,000fps as possible to achieve this at safe chamber pressure's is a 30inch barrel. .308 will lose its legs at around the 850-900m mark and your group can be measure in feet as your bullet goes through the trarans sonic zone.
    I shot a remmy 700 vls in .308 and use 155scenar's as the bullets leave the barrel and I'm under no illusions about its capability it won't shoot accurately out to 1000yrds.


    I've been told their are two ways of achieving it.... 150grn bullet going as close to 3,000fps (so a stiff load in a rifle with a 30inch barrel) or heavy bullet (200grn+) going at around 2600-2700 fps.

    Jase

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    a .308 will be transonic at 1000yards
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    HI 1967 Spud,

    Your right if you use a standard 26 inch barrel that's why a the FT/R and target shooting boy's use rifles with a 30 inch or more length barrel and a strong action, that way they can get the velocities up and over the 3,000 fps mark which is what you need to keep a ,308 bullet supersonic past 1000yrds otherwise you have to play the BC game and go with something slipy like a 6.5 or 7mm calibre rifle.

    Only way you can safely and accurately shoot out to 1000yrds with a .308 is to look at a custom rifle with a 30/32 inch barrel pushing a 150/155 grain bergeror lapua bullet at or over 3,000 fps. There's a lot of information out their about 1000yrd shooting with .308 but it's not worth risking your rifle or yourself to shoot accurately to 1000yrds if your rifles ( actions, 26 inch barrel) aren't built to shoot out to those distances, you have to go significantly over the published book data's maximum loads to get close so the chamber pressure will be up at primer popping/ flattening levels.

    The Savage .308 F/TR to Palma rifle is an example of a rifle which with the right load will shoot out to 1000yrds with a stiff load.

    Jase

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    Scrap the 308 and buy a good custom 7mm Rem Mag 1000 yards no probs. It just so happens i know where you can get just such a rifle.

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    So do I mate,watch the other boys in the club using 308s with 26 inch barrels,they shoot accurate,chap who came 1st Sunday put 12 or 13 inside a 12 inch scoring ring out of 20 at 1000 yds and he isn't the best shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    HI 1967 Spud,

    Your right if you use a standard 26 inch barrel that's why a the FT/R and target shooting boy's use rifles with a 30 inch or more length barrel and a strong action, that way they can get the velocities up and over the 3,000 fps mark which is what you need to keep a ,308 bullet supersonic past 1000yrds otherwise you have to play the BC game and go with something slipy like a 6.5 or 7mm calibre rifle.

    Only way you can safely and accurately shoot out to 1000yrds with a .308 is to look at a custom rifle with a 30/32 inch barrel pushing a 150/155 grain bergeror lapua bullet at or over 3,000 fps. There's a lot of information out their about 1000yrd shooting with .308 but it's not worth risking your rifle or yourself to shoot accurately to 1000yrds if your rifles ( actions, 26 inch barrel) aren't built to shoot out to those distances, you have to go significantly over the published book data's maximum loads to get close so the chamber pressure will be up at primer popping/ flattening levels.

    The Savage .308 F/TR to Palma rifle is an example of a rifle which with the right load will shoot out to 1000yrds with a stiff load.

    Jase

    Totally agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPA 6MM BR View Post
    Scrap the 308 and buy a good custom 7mm Rem Mag 1000 yards no probs. It just so happens i know where you can get just such a rifle.
    Na na na go for the straight .284 or the Shehane alternative or if you really love your gunsmith a 7WSM
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