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#7105099 - 03/08/18 01:47 PM Top five long range cartridges
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#7105285 - 03/08/18 04:41 PM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: no-guts-no-glory]
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50 BMG
408 CheyTac
338 Lapua
300 WM
6.5 CM
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#7105303 - 03/08/18 04:54 PM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: no-guts-no-glory]
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LOL, they leave out the one that held the 1000 yard record for years and was first to break 5000 fps confused2

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#7105401 - 03/08/18 05:51 PM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
50 BMG
408 CheyTac
338 Lapua
300 WM
6.5 CM


Fake news.
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#7106812 - 03/10/18 04:59 AM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: no-guts-no-glory]
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w/o research..
sometime in the '30's
.300 H&H did 1k yd champ...
5k fps.. no

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#7106888 - 03/10/18 07:57 AM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: no-guts-no-glory]
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Edited by bronco71 (03/10/18 08:21 AM)

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#7107301 - 03/10/18 04:59 PM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: no-guts-no-glory]
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.308 win......It's gotta be up there also.......

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#7107312 - 03/10/18 05:13 PM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: snake oil]
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Originally Posted By: snake oil
.308 win......It's gotta be up there also.......


As a top five long range cartridge? Hardly.
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#7107643 - 03/10/18 11:19 PM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: snake oil
.308 win......It's gotta be up there also.......


As a top five long range cartridge? Hardly.


Right.

It was designed as an 800 yard, and less, cartridge, because beyond that was artillery's job, circa 1952. It is still pretty good up to that distance. Beyond that, it is still capable, but you had better be a wind reading wizard.

Plenty of 6.5mm (.264") and 7mm (.284") cartridges I would rather use for the task.
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#7107645 - 03/10/18 11:21 PM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
50 BMG
408 CheyTac
338 Lapua
300 WM
6.5 CM


Chey Tac wildcatted their own cartridge, and necked it down to 375. And 375 Chey Tac stomps all on the list, but it didn't make the list. So the author of the list is way behind current data.
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#7107658 - 03/11/18 12:53 AM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: no-guts-no-glory]
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There are a number of rounds that could or should be on that list, but it's not a bad list. The weird thing is that it is a mix of military, target shooting and hunting rounds. If it were limited to hunting rounds, I would drop 50 bmg off the list and add 7 rem mag. I would replace 408 CheyTac with something smaller as well. If practicality and cost were not a consideration, I might go with all Lazzeroni or Nosler cartridges as well.

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#7107804 - 03/11/18 09:51 AM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
50 BMG
408 CheyTac
338 Lapua
300 WM
6.5 CM


Chey Tac wildcatted their own cartridge, and necked it down to 375. And 375 Chey Tac stomps all on the list, but it didn't make the list. So the author of the list is way behind current data.


I thought it was odd to list the .408 instead of the .375, as well.
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#7109578 - 03/13/18 01:36 AM Re: Top five long range cartridges [Re: no-guts-no-glory]
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