Depends on the discipline. Military snipers use the .308, in its 7.62 NATO guise, loaded with the 175 grain Sierra MatchKing, and I think the record kill with it in the M24 system is 1200 yards. Palma matches still use the .308 at long range because it's required by the rules. If you take a look at the current 155 grain Palma bullets by Lapua and Sierra, you find their BC's are up with that of the 175 grain SMK, so you have lighter, higher BC bullets available than used to be the case. They're not going to make you competitive in an open chambering discipline, but for learning to read the wind and develop the skills used with any other caliber, it's just fine.
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Last edited by Unclenick; April 3, 2013 at 06:42 AM.
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