Originally Posted by bananalover
I just picked up a Remington 700 .308.
Roughly, Whats the shooting distance for this caliber? I know I have to take in consideration for elevation and windage for the accuracy and I'm using your standard store bought ammo...
Is 300-500 yards a reasonable distance for this caliber????
Since you did not state what the shots would be for, I assume your question is one of attempting to ascertain if a Remington 700 is capable of sending a .308 bullet 300-500 yards with reasonable accuracy.
The answer is YES, absolutely. The GUN is totally capable of it. The shooter is an unknown variable.
I have a couple Remington 700s in .308 caliber. Both of them will shoot 500 yards, and keep the bullet inside a 9 inch paper plate, using factory ammo, IF I do my part by accounting for the wind, and shooting well.
Now, what you shoot AT is a whole different topic, that some seemed to have jumped into, already.