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600-800 Yards Ammo - Which is best?
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As the thread title says, which is the best ammo for 600-800 yards. I would prefer suggestions for modern ammo.
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Here's my .02 so I can be the first to be wrong.

6.5 Creedmoor, I've seen more and more people on the range picking up this caliber for 1000 yard shooting.
7mm-08/8mm, these are some really flat shooting rounds.
.270/.30-06, Over a hundred years and still do it damn well.
Sure, there are others but this is what I see the most of in my little world.

Now, I'm not sure if you are talking off the shelf or not. With that said, it's the home rolled ones which will be the best no matter what caliber.
That comes with a ton of time, trial & error.
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.308 and .300 Winchester Magnum is what is being used by military snipers for shots in that range. Much longer and they go to .338 Lapua or big .50.
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P89;121122 Wrote:Here's my .02 so I can be the first to be wrong.

6.5 Creedmoor, I've seen more and more people on the range picking up this caliber for 1000 yard shooting.
7mm-08/8mm, these are some really flat shooting rounds.
.270/.30-06, Over a hundred years and still do it damn well.
Sure, there are others but this is what I see the most of in my little world.

Now, I'm not sure if you are talking off the shelf or not. With that said, it's the home rolled ones which will be the best no matter what caliber.
That comes with a ton of time, trial & error.

billamj;121125 Wrote:.308 and .300 Winchester Magnum is what is being used by military snipers for shots in that range. Much longer and they go to .338 Lapua or big .50.


Thanks for responding. One fellow at the shop said .30-06, but another said .308. I had just sold a Romanian PSL in 7.62 X 54R, and I want to replace that rifle with a modern one. I have a Remington 700 in .308 but I have to still put a scope on it. Blush
LisaA, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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LisaA;121133 Wrote:
P89;121122 Wrote:Here's my .02 so I can be the first to be wrong.

6.5 Creedmoor, I've seen more and more people on the range picking up this caliber for 1000 yard shooting.
7mm-08/8mm, these are some really flat shooting rounds.
.270/.30-06, Over a hundred years and still do it damn well.
Sure, there are others but this is what I see the most of in my little world.

Now, I'm not sure if you are talking off the shelf or not. With that said, it's the home rolled ones which will be the best no matter what caliber.
That comes with a ton of time, trial & error.

billamj;121125 Wrote:.308 and .300 Winchester Magnum is what is being used by military snipers for shots in that range. Much longer and they go to .338 Lapua or big .50.


Thanks for responding. One fellow at the shop said .30-06, but another said .308. I had just sold a Romanian PSL in 7.62 X 54R, and I want to replace that rifle with a modern one. I have a Remington 700 in .308 but I have to still put a scope on it. Blush

I think you'd do well with the .308 for now since that's what you already own. As long as the gun is of decent quality and you like it, it should do until you decide if that type of shooting is for you.
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LisaA;121133 Wrote:Thanks for responding. One fellow at the shop said .30-06, but another said .308. I had just sold a Romanian PSL in 7.62 X 54R, and I want to replace that rifle with a modern one. I have a Remington 700 in .308 but I have to still put a scope on it. Blush

I don't how I forgot the .308.Blush
Remmy 700 is a good platform to start with.
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#7
American Rifleman just had an article on US sniper ammo.

It seems that, as far as brands go, "Black Hills" is the gold standard.
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gascolator;121243 Wrote:American Rifleman just had an article on US sniper ammo.

It seems that, as far as brands go, "Black Hills" is the gold standard.

When I hunted ground hogs a lot, I used their remanufactured ammo and it was as accurate as their brand new stuff and my reloads.
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LisaA;121133 Wrote:Thanks for responding. One fellow at the shop said .30-06, but another said .308. I had just sold a Romanian PSL in 7.62 X 54R, and I want to replace that rifle with a modern one. I have a Remington 700 in .308 but I have to still put a scope on it. Blush

I wasn't quite sure what you meant in this thread. Whether you meant a particular brand of ammo for a particular cartridge, or if you were asking for cartridges to shoot that distance. If you have a .308, you'll be fine at the distances that you've mentioned. If you are wanting to buy another rifle, I'd look for something that was heavy barreled, and we can always discuss cartridges. If you like the .308, you might just want to get a good and correct scope for what you intend on doing, and then get some good ammo to shoot the distances you've mentioned. I really like Blackhills ammo, but I wouldn't quite say that it's the "gold standard". Most people think that FGMM (Federal Gold Medal Match) is the standard that others try to attain. One of the reasons being that it shoots really well in a ridiculous number of rifles, when some others can be hit or miss. Blackhills ammo is some of the best priced and most accurate ammunition you can find. Hornady, Asym, HSM, Lapua, Norma, Winchester Supreme Match, and many others make very good match grade ammunition. There are also others that will develop a custom load for your rifle, keep the specs on hand, and load what you want for your rifle, if it's something you're very interested in; it's called "custom reloading". It really depends on your budget, what your needs and interested are, etc. Is there a particular reason that this is the range you want to shoot at, or is it just a starting point? I'm more than happy to talk firearms, scopes, or anything else that pertains to this subject, but you may want to start some other threads if you're going to have very in depth conversation. I'm excited, it's been a while since I've gotten to jump into much of this.
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Tomcat088;121272 Wrote:I wasn't quite sure what you meant in this thread. Whether you meant a particular brand of ammo for a particular cartridge, or if you were asking for cartridges to shoot that distance. If you have a .308, you'll be fine at the distances that you've mentioned. If you are wanting to buy another rifle, I'd look for something that was heavy barreled, and we can always discuss cartridges. If you like the .308, you might just want to get a good and correct scope for what you intend on doing, and then get some good ammo to shoot the distances you've mentioned. I really like Blackhills ammo, but I wouldn't quite say that it's the "gold standard". Most people think that FGMM (Federal Gold Medal Match) is the standard that others try to attain. One of the reasons being that it shoots really well in a ridiculous number of rifles, when some others can be hit or miss. Blackhills ammo is some of the best priced and most accurate ammunition you can find. Hornady, Asym, HSM, Lapua, Norma, Winchester Supreme Match, and many others make very good match grade ammunition. There are also others that will develop a custom load for your rifle, keep the specs on hand, and load what you want for your rifle, if it's something you're very interested in; it's called "custom reloading". It really depends on your budget, what your needs and interested are, etc. Is there a particular reason that this is the range you want to shoot at, or is it just a starting point? I'm more than happy to talk firearms, scopes, or anything else that pertains to this subject, but you may want to start some other threads if you're going to have very in depth conversation. I'm excited, it's been a while since I've gotten to jump into much of this.


I suppose I really meant caliber. My bad, and I apologize for the confusion. However, discussion on brands is appropriate as well.

I was looking at the Leopold Mark4 scopes for the Rem 700 but I was not sure if this scope would be best, and this is where it is off topic...
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