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DW_Gray
09-23-2011, 11:13 AM
Granted, the .50 BMG and the .338 Lapua Magnum has it place in the sniper arsenal, the Army still keeps its primary choice, the .300 Winchester Magnum. The appropriate cartage will put down any deer up to the size of an elk as well as any sniper designated target out to nearly 3/4 of a mile.
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Sandpirate69
09-24-2011, 01:38 PM
DW_Gray, Yes the Army does keep the .300 Win Mag in its arsenal, but down range that changes to the .338 Lapua. When I was down range 2007 & was injured I was placed as the NCOIC of a range in the south. I think I can count the number of .300 Win Mag on the field with two hands. You have to remember we haven't used the Infantry in years. We finally got smart and started launching rockets from afar. You still have to clear small towns in order to run convoys through there. But anyway, yes .300 Win Mag is an awsome round. I too, use one for hunting. Hand built Bolt Action, Stainless Fluted Barrel with comp., adjustable trigger & Synthetic Stock, Zeiss Scope.

Been down range 2X Convoy Commander on both. Long Live the Good O'l US of A !