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Posted: 5/22/2005 7:15:50 AM EDT
I just got a chance to shoot my LR308 at 600 yds. My load was IMR 4895 - 41.3 grs behind the 168 smk, using win brass and cci 200 primers. Equipment; leupold 4.5-14 mil dot scope mounted on a 15moa base. The rifle was shot with a bi-pod and no rear rest in the prone position. The wind conditions were very readable with a light 6-8mph wind coming in from my 3-4 o'clock.

It took me about 5 rounds to get "settled in" behind the rifle and also started with a clean barrel, once that happened I started to just kill the X-ring on the NRA high power target MR-1, I shot the spotter twice and shot the spindle right off once. This rifle is holding a good solid X-ring(under six inch groups) when I could hold the position. Twenty rounds; score 200-12X

This sucker is giving me a woody, I love it when a good rifle and ammo come together
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:11:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 10:19:19 AM EDT by bluebeemer]
I have not shot mine beyond 100 yds as yet, but have been impressed with it. This is a 10 shot group using Federal GMM 168 that has been repeated many times.

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 10:13:02 AM EDT
OOPS! Sorry about the size. I am new to this picture posting and need to downsize this thing!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:27:11 PM EDT
Hey Bluebeemer; That's a good group-looks like at least 1/2 min. That should reflect that shot group out at 300/600yd with that ammo.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:52:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 12:52:30 PM EDT by BREAK308]
You guys give me hope for mine. I haven't produced any groups yet worth measuring I've just been using military surplus so far, but i was still hoping for better.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:05:37 PM EDT
Thanks. I really like this rifle a lot. I own very few rifles that have shot this consistantly from the start. It's a keeper!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:07:07 PM EDT
I just shot my DPMS 308 for the first time..

I was very impressed at 300 yrs and with cheap ammo.

Question, do you need to let it cool as much like with a bolt action 308 ?

I thought they are as tough as a .223 ar15 ?

One guy made a comment that I should only shoot 5 rnd or so and let it cool for 30 mins ??

Suggestions ??

Thanks.
John
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:46:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 1:50:08 PM EDT by Colt45guy]
congrats on your rifle and the fine shooting! I also have a DPMS308, started out with a 24", bought a 16" upper, and wound up selling the 24" because the 16" shoots just as well....shooting little groups got boring, and I haven't shot paper with it for several months.....I picked up a jar of paintballs and a big bag of golf tees instead, and all the way out to 200 yds, they don't stand a chance when I use good ammo and do my part--mine seems to prefer Winchester Ballistic Tip Supreme, 168gr over anything else I've tried, including Black Hills. For backyard plinking at 75-100 yds, I just use s. african or aussie surplus with similar results.


(If you email that target to Joe Carlson at DPMS [joec@dpmsinc.com], he might send you some goodies---I got a shoulder patch, a few window stickers and a hat for my 200 yd 7/8" group)
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:09:24 PM EDT
I was shooting one round every 30 seconds for about 12 minutes for a total of 25 rds. I noticed very little elevation change. I wouldn't shoot it until the hand guard was too hot to handle but I have never really babied any of my gas operated rifles.

Originally Posted By John11167:
I just shot my DPMS 308 for the first time..

I was very impressed at 300 yrs and with cheap ammo.

Question, do you need to let it cool as much like with a bolt action 308 ?

I thought they are as tough as a .223 ar15 ?

One guy made a comment that I should only shoot 5 rnd or so and let it cool for 30 mins ??

Suggestions ??

Thanks.
John

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