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.308 Win Semi or 300 Win Mag Bolt Action?

This is a discussion on .308 Win Semi or 300 Win Mag Bolt Action? within the Rifles, SKS, AR, AK, Long Guns forums, part of the HandGuns, Pistols and Revolvers, Long Rifles, Shotguns, SKS, AK, AR category; Lots of salt marshes & open water round here in Florida. 1500 meter + shooting resolutions are prevalent. Is there really any advantage that a ...

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    .308 Win Semi or 300 Win Mag Bolt Action?

    Lots of salt marshes & open water round here in Florida. 1500 meter + shooting resolutions are prevalent.
    Is there really any advantage that a semi automatic .308 Win has (i.e. cyclic speed) when shoots of 912 meters or longer are the norm? Would you select a 300 Win Mag bolt action which is lighter in weight and better suited to distances over 912 meters?

    Of course you need to be able to utilize the distance advantage th 300 Win Mag offers. (yet the Army has retired theM-21 & M-24 in favor of the M2010.)
    Thanks for the input/opinion, in advance.
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    912 Meters and beyond is waaaaaaaay past my pay grade and I don't own a .300 Win Mag. But I've shot a couple and it is a fine round, no doubt. What little I know about the .300 Win Mag, I'd go with it over the .308 for longer shots.

    But for mutant zombie street thugs attempting to encroach upon my domicile to inflict whatever brand of socialism they espouse, I'm going with the .308 Semi Auto Battle Rifle!

    (Counting the posts before someone tosses in the 6.5 Creedmore!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    912 Meters and beyond is waaaaaaaay past my pay grade and I don't own a .300 Win Mag. But I've shot a couple and it is a fine round, no doubt. What little I know about the .300 Win Mag, I'd go with it over the .308 for longer shots.

    But for mutant zombie street thugs attempting to encroach upon my domicile to inflict whatever brand of socialism they espouse, I'm going with the .308 Semi Auto Battle Rifle!

    (Counting the posts before someone tosses in the 6.5 Creedmore!)
    I've used MK248 ammo (and some larger calibers) against material targets in the past, how does the 6.5 Creedmore stack up against Marine Outboards at 1200 meters or more?

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    Get both. The .300 win mag will shoot longer without question, so It may be your choice. Or....just pop for a Nemo Arms Omen AR in .300 win mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLion View Post
    Get both. The .300 win mag will shoot longer without question, so It may be your choice. Or....just pop for a Nemo Arms Omen AR in .300 win mag.

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    Sounds like excellent advice. Yet the MAGPUL PRS ain't exactly my shoulders first choice as recoil friendly even when launching 7.62x51mm 175 SMK "Hot Loads". What's it like with "Hot Heavy 300 Win Mags"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedLion View Post
    Get both. The .300 win mag will shoot longer without question, so It may be your choice. Or....just pop for a Nemo Arms Omen AR in .300 win mag.

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    GET IT WHILE YOU CAN! ONLY $6200 BUCKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    GET IT WHILE YOU CAN! ONLY $6200 BUCKS!

    God Bless Capitalism!
    Just what was the purpose of that 401K???????

    Who wants to live forever? (Cheap song lyrics pilfer.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swimmer1 View Post
    Lots of salt marshes & open water round here in Florida. 1500 meter + shooting resolutions are prevalent.
    Is there really any advantage that a semi automatic .308 Win has (i.e. cyclic speed) when shoots of 912 meters or longer are the norm? Would you select a 300 Win Mag bolt action which is lighter in weight and better suited to distances over 912 meters?

    Of course you need to be able to utilize the distance advantage th 300 Win Mag offers. (yet the Army has retired theM-21 & M-24 in favor of the M2010.)
    Thanks for the input/opinion, in advance.
    What you going to shoot at at 1500 meters in a swamp? When you miss the bullet is going to skip off the water too.

    If boats are the targets get a 50 bmg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    What you going to shoot at at 1500 meters in a swamp? When you miss the bullet is going to skip off the water too.

    If boats are the targets get a 50 bmg
    I've humped a 50 BMG Up & Downhill before: fine rifle for a cache or off a strap on a landcraft, aircraft, or surfacecraft, but at over twice Human Buoyancy try swimming a few thousand meters with one strapped to your SIX. Got to admit it takes a bit of practice to hit a moving target from a strap mounted in an open Aircraft Door even at Hover! But it is a bit easier from the pitching deck of moving surface craft and even more precise off the face of the earth. I've forgotten what they call Salt Marshes in Maine Vermiculum, you know, that area after the quakies when only the grasses grow?

    Yup the 50 BMG is the rifle to take to the roost, now swim or hump it to the next location and any .30 Caliber is looking allot better. JMHO.

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    900 meters is close to 1000 yards, the 308 needs something like a holdover of 21 feet. Deer hunting one year we were shooting at a deer about 1000 yds, one guy looked at me and asked if I was shooting at the moon. I came within 10 yards of the deer. Dumb luck!
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