My advice is stay away from the magnums, the recoil is harsh and they shorten the barrel life dramatically.
At my range we have a 1,000 yard range and long range guys mostly shoot 6.5mm. If target shooting is all you're going to do, that may be the way to go.
I like to use mine for hunting also, so a .308 does double duty for me. A friend has a 600 acre ranch with a pig problem, so I go visit him a couple of times a year and from the his ranch house roof I can put a couple down and then leasurely drive down to finsh them off.
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Last edited by Eppie; October 3, 2012 at 04:10 PM.