Advanced Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Central Texas
Re: Rifle for shots up to 1000yds
Gunfighter, most of the tactical cops here use the Federal 168gr BTSP, their 'Premium' line; the cops, tho, are seldom shooting as far as 200 yds,in an urban environment.
In a .308, the 190 HPBT, or a 220 HPBT, from Sierra will give excellent results in a 10" or faster twist barrel, my choice for these would likely be 9 1/2", and if I were looking, Bartlein Barrels is a good place to start; I believe their product is as good as all but a very tiny number(less than three), in the business.
Graehaven, the "V" ring on the targets at Perry, at a thousand, is 16 inches; the 600 yd target, and the total black on the 1000, I'd have to look up.
We still shoot 500 meters, BRCR Silouhette, at a 42 " tall ram, with such cartridges as the 40-70, 40-65, 45-70, 90, 110, and some have shot possibles!
Guess you been in the mountains for a while, huh???
I do know that a guy I soldiered with, many years ago, had a 'confirmed' one shot kill at 1380 yds, and this I am sure of, because it was measured with a transit, by me.
.50 cal, BMG, in a VERY expensive, bolt gun, but the NVA Colonel's head came plumb off!
This guy could have beat Tubbs, 40 years ago, with the gear we had then, and, even with todays gear for Tubbs, likely would wax his backside, were he still alive.
The magic is in the wind, and the mirage, and the reading, holding, clicking for it, once you get out past 400.
I know some old guys, 70's and 80's, whom I know better than to bet against, because they read conditions like you or I might read a menu, only quicker! I pray someday to be half as good, for this is the soul of long distance accuracy.
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry