Best factory 308 win round for long range 600+ yards

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    Best factory 308 win round for long range 600+ yards

    Hi all

    Just new to the board,and to long range shooting.
    My question is what do you think is the best 1000 yard factory 308 win round out of a 26" barrel?And what velocities are you getting?
    I have a remington 700 sps varmint in a choate ultimate sniper stock,and over here in Ireland we are NOT ALLOWED,believe it or not,to reload or own ammunition,so i am only limited to factory rounds.
    I was at the range here in the weekend shooting some Lapua 167gr scenars.hornady match 168gr and remingtons premier match 168 gr.
    And out of the three the Lapua scenars seems to be giving the best groups,but i dont think its suitable for any longer than 600 yards.
    What do you recommend,Thanks.

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    The 155gr. Lapua Scenar or the 175gr. SMK BTHP are the best for long range target in my opinion. Something about the design of the 168's won't allow you to get good accuracy out to 1,000yds. It's not going fast enough nor does it buck the wind as good as the 155's or 175's. I've had some descent success with the new 155gr palma's match too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brainz
    The 155gr. Lapua Scenar or the 175gr. SMK BTHP are the best for long range target in my opinion. Something about the design of the 168's won't allow you to get good accuracy out to 1,000yds. It's not going fast enough nor does it buck the wind as good as the 155's or 175's. I've had some descent success with the new 155gr palma's match too.

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    Thanks
    i was going to test out the 155 gr scenars as well,they probably will give a better velocity,and have a better bc as well.
    Who makes factory 175gr smks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by natdscott
    Hi Nat

    Thanks for the reply,but unfortunately they dont ship overseas to Ireland,so i am left with the option of the more regular factory rounds.

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    Ah, I see.

    I would go with HSM then, if they will ship to you. HSM can load some really good ammo, in my experience.

    Stay away from Federal for work outside 400; velocity stats are not exactly...precise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natdscott
    Ah, I see.

    I would go with HSM then, if they will ship to you. HSM can load some really good ammo, in my experience.

    Stay away from Federal for work outside 400; velocity stats are not exactly...precise.

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    Ok Thanks Nat,much appreciated
    Ill see if they will ship me some HSM in stead,and thanks for your review of the federal ammo.

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