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    Question Best Caliber for Sniper Rifle?

    I'm going to buy rifle for big game hunting and long range shooting.I'm not just sure what caliber it should be.There's two calibers what i have considered:

    1. .308 win
    2. .338lapua magnum(very expensive, but very efficent)

    Which one, or neither?Better options?

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    Post Re: Best caliber for sniper rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by haviaja
    I'm going to buy rifle for big game hunting and long range shooting.I'm not just sure what caliber it should be.There's two calibers what i have considered:

    1. .308 win
    2. .338lapua magnum(very expensive, but very efficent)

    Which one, or neither?Better options?
    Can't go wrong with a 30-06. How big of game, and how long range?

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    Post Re: Best caliber for sniper rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by haviaja
    I'm going to buy rifle for big game hunting and long range shooting.I'm not just sure what caliber it should be.There's two calibers what i have considered:

    1. .308 win
    2. .338lapua magnum(very expensive, but very efficent)

    Which one, or neither?Better options?

    .308 Winchester (NATO 7.62x51) is a wonderful medium sized round, and plentiful, particularly in the 200 round battle packs.

    My favorite is the 30-06 round, though. It is a large caliber with a ton of powder behind it.

    For super large game, there is always the .458 LOTT which is used in Elephant hunting and what not. Not very practical. What are you going to hunt? 30-06 should take care of whatever you plan on hunting.

    Also, alot of hunters are switching from the 30-06 to the .270 and the 700 Winchester MAG, which is a decent sized round with a HUGE amount of powder pushing it. I forget what the muzzle velocity of the 700 WinMag is, but I remember it is something outstanding. In reality, you need to fire several different calibers and decide which one is the most comfortable for you. Size of the round really has little to do with its effectiveness. I've seen people kill Whitetail deer using a bolt-action .223 rifle, one shot. So as I said, it is a metter of what you are most comfortable with. Good luck.

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    Post Re: Best caliber for sniper rifle

    I have no plan(chance) hunting bigger animal than moose, and for that muzzle energy has to be above 3000 Joules(regulated by law)

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    Post Re: Best caliber for sniper rifle

    Correction:
    It's 7mm WinMag, not 700 (duh).

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