- Jul 16, 2021
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A few years back I took a 2 day long-range class to see if it would hold my interest before buying the equipment. Targets were every 100 or 200 yards out to 1200. I used the .308 rental rifle fitted to me by the instructor with foam rubber duct taped to the non-adjustable stock. Everyone else had 6.5 Creedmoors and the guy on the left was using a .338 Lapua. The last time I shot a centerfire rifle was my war surplus 98 Mauser somewhere around 14 years old. Guess I was lucky or a natural because I kicked everyone's butt. I will say, at least I was told, that 1200 yards is about the limit for .308. The holdover sounded ridiculous but I can't remember the number of feet.All these new cartridges introduced these days are rediculass in my opinion. Especially these new "long range" cartridges! If you cant do it with a .308 don't bother trying! As far as hunting cartridges go. There's not a thing wrong with the Originals!!! .30-30, 45-70, .243Win, .308Win, .300 WM, .338WM, and of course let's not leave out the all American 30-06! Just to name a few. We all have our options on our favorite originals. Weather it be a standard deer cartridge, or a belted magnum. However, you can take all these new short mag's and 6.5's and cram'em! For generations there's already been plenty of outstanding cartridge's out there to choose from! That can do anything you need done! IMOP the industry dosent need a bunch more taking up valuable and hard to get brass and primer's! Lets get real here!