Anyone do any long range work?
Here's my situation. I mentioned that I wanted some better glass for my .243 (a Mauser action my dad had made in the '70s) and my Wife(gotta love her!) ordered me a Millet LRS1 6-25x56 scope. Massive overkill but It got me thinking.
Is the .243 a good long range gun(300yds is the farthest I've punch holes with it)? Then I started thinking about the the Rem700, 300WM that ATCTimmy is selling...
I'm getting some conflicting info from the LGS'. One guy says he shoots his .308 out to 1200yds and that 300WM is not flat enough for real long range work. Another says that .308 isn't flat enough and that 7mm08 is the way to go and yet another says that anything less that 7mm Mag is useless.
Then I check out a couple "sniper" forums and see the same contradictions and find that .338 Lapua is the only thing less than 50BMG that is worthy.
So, any real world experience? In reality, my opportunities to shoot further than 600yds will be very rare and even the 600 yd shoots will be far between. But, if I end up buying a new long gun, I want to get something that has the ability to reach out there if I get the opportunity.