If you had to pick an optimum barrel length for a .308 bolt action rifle, what would it be? Are the majority of the commercial loadings designed around a particular barrel length?
andy said:If you want real range, much less real POWER remaining at long range, you don't want a 308. It just aint THAT big a step up from a 30-30. Get a savage or rem bolt 30-30, and it can come within 10% of factory 308 performance. 308's nothing much at all, an hasn't been, really. Dummies just suck up the bs about how it GROUPS so great. Well groups aint crap when it comes to hunting, cause wind-drift, range, up and down hill, mirage, and target movement ALL tend to mean more than the diff betwee 3/4 MOA and 1.5 MOA, beyond about 400m.