Will 1-in-12 stabilize 175gr

Discussion in 'GATE Long-Range Shooting' started by faawrenchbndr, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan


    Just got my first REAL bolt gun with some potential together.
    It's an FN SPR A1a, .308 Win, 20", 1-in-12 rifling.

    How well will it stabilize Lake City M118LR 175gr BTHP?
    I set it up with a Mark IV 3.5-10 with Mark IV rings.

    Thus far my best, & longest shot grouping was 300m. Placed a 1.72" 3 shot group.
    This was with Black Hills Match, 168gr HPBT
  2. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith 3Gunner
    Millennium Member

    It should, yes. My 24" AWP is 1:12 and it shoots 175gr just fine all the way out. The heaviest bullet I've shot is the 210gr Berger and it stabilized at my altitude ((5000').

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan

    Outstanding, I do thank you for your time and input here.
    I know I need to work up a load for this particular rifle. Hope to get that started this winter.

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