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Old 04-04-2020, 9:01 AM
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Yea sound like the op already knows what he wants.
He sounds just like so many OP's that have already made the decision before they start the thread and are just looking for validation.

308 is a very good option for 500yd or 500m shooting.
OP can use the cheap ammo when he just wants to shoot watermelons at 50yds and can also buy match ammo when he wants to shoot grapefruits at 500yds.
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Old 04-04-2020, 9:11 AM
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I am considering this one:

https://www.remington.com/rifles/bol...ynthetic-scope

Rem 700 ADL stainless! I do not want mags, but i might consider the BDL.
That rifle has a sporter barrel which is very thin and not a good target shooting rifle.
It will heat up within a few rounds and the accuracy goes away once the barrel warms up.
For target shooting, you generally want the bullets to land where you are aiming for 20 to 50 rounds or more in a shooting session of a couple hours.
Sporter barrels fall apart after 3-5 and need a half hour or more break for the gun to cool back down.

If stainless is important to you, you want a Remington 29663.
That rifle also comes with a much higher quality stock than the stainless ADL you posted.
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That rifle has a sporter barrel which is very thin and not a good target shooting rifle.
It will heat up within a few rounds and the accuracy goes away once the barrel warms up.
For target shooting, you generally want the bullets to land where you are aiming for 20 to 50 rounds or more in a shooting session of a couple hours.
Sporter barrels fall apart after 3-5 and need a half hour or more break for the gun to cool back down.

If stainless is important to you, you want a Remington 29663.
That rifle also comes with a much higher quality stock than the stainless ADL you posted.
This OP, +1!

Reading between the lines, you seem to be into the stainless. I'm a 'design matters' person. I'm all about the design/ergonomics of the firearms I own. So I get that.

But someone else made the point earlier about all the modifications, upgrades, customization options there are for the 700, v the 783.

I poked my head down the LR rabbit hole about three years ago now. Some hard earned and expensive lessons have been learned in that time.

That said, I can assure you of one thing OP: The more you learn about this, the more you are going to want to tweak, 'dial-in' customize, fit your rifle to you.

Don't be the guy that buys the thousand dollar car and then spends five grand over three years trying to maintain and customize it with ugly rims. Just buy a better quality, more reliable car to begin with. If you want the stainless, and you seem to want the stainless OP, get the 29663.
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He sounds just like so many OP's that have already made the decision before they start the thread and are just looking for validation.

308 is a very good option for 500yd or 500m shooting.
OP can use the cheap ammo when he just wants to shoot watermelons at 50yds and can also buy match ammo when he wants to shoot grapefruits at 500yds.
Bravo, indeed that's what I was thinking! I am sure 100-350 yards even cheap ammo will do, and in case I want to go past 500 I can put in the good stuff.
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I also saw that 308/762 is similar... Can they be interchangeable? shoot 308 in 762 or 762 in 308?
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I also saw that 308/762 is similar... Can they be interchangeable? shoot 308 in 762 or 762 in 308?

For a precision rifle use 308. If you’re building an AR10 if you build it right it can shoot both.
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I also saw that 308/762 is similar... Can they be interchangeable? shoot 308 in 762 or 762 in 308?
It's generally considered safe to shoot 7.62x51 in a 308 and sometimes safe to shoot 308 in a 7.62x51 if the action can handle the higher pressure of 308 ammo.
There are some 7.62x51 guns that should NOT have 308 fired in them.
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AK platform of course
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I think I am postponing this until the end of the year, but in the meantime I am looking at Ruger Blackhawk 357/9mm!

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500~600 yards 6.5 Grendel works well for me.
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I bought a Ruger PRS in 6.5 Creedmore yesterday. You can get Hornady ammo for it if you buy 200 rounds. Ends up at $.89 cents a round. That is before tax so add a few more pennies per round.

https://www.laxammo.com/rifle/6-5-cr...stomer-reviews
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Will that reach past 500 m if I get proficient? Will a Rem 700 or 783 work for this? Also, any riffles there with integrated mags, so I do not fux around with more mechanical parts!
off the top of my head, .308 ball ammo point blank is just shy of 300 yards and stays supersonic about 900 yards depending on barrel and conditions so 500 yards is well inside it's wheelhouse.

There's a gazillion of everything from components to cartridges and phone books of petloads and ballistic data on .308 I honestly don't think there's anything anything you can try with .308 that hasn't already been done and documented 10 times over. it's like a VW bug

What I'm getting at, is if you just want to bang steel from 500-800 yards, .308 will be your best value.
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