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i was given a remington 760 gamesmaster in .308 caliber and was wondering what the effective range for this caliber was. living in ohio i doubt whether i will have a use for this gun but maybe a trip out west in the future. also does anyone have any experience with this particular model, pro's-con's. will be a nice gun to pass on to my boys in the future. thanks!
 

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dont know anything about the gamemaster the most i could tell you is that army uses the 308. for a sniper round so it has good range no doubt about it.
 

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Here ya go deputydog, here's a link to Remington info about the 760 GameMaster <-click to view
 

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I used to own a Mauser in 308. Was the straightest most accurate rifle Ive seen. My friend used it one year and loved it(he was a sniper in the Army). I needed money one year and sold it right before season opener. Not bad I paid $75 and got $225 four years later..I miss it....
 

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A .308 can hit targets at 1000 yards but the average shooter shouldn't even attempt those type of shots.
 

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what effective range for hunting? it's nice to know that i have something that would be an effective gun for say, mulie or elk out west, should the opportunity arise.
 

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I had a Rem. 308 Gamemaster (pump) back in the early 80's. The .308 is noted as one of the top calibers and I believe milatary snipers used .308 for some time. However as has been posted a pump in not know for long range accuracy and is more of a fast handling thick cover type gun. Mine was not quiet as accurate as I would have liked and bought nothing but bolt action rifles ever since.

Great gun though and the famous Benoit family of deer hunters are known to use the Rem. Gamemaster.
 

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My 30-06 760 is very accurate. Quite a few years ago I slipped and fell breaking the stock. I ordered a 7600 stock/forearm from Remington, fit perfect and cut down on some weight. I'd have no problem shooting 300 yds with it and with practice a bit more.
 

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I don't have a Gamemaster, but I do have the Model 740 Woodsmaster in .244/6mm Remington. BTW - the above link didn't work, so I thought I'd add this one --
Model 760 Gamemaster Pump Action Centerfire Rifle

Mine's a semi-auto vs the pump action 760. Con's? A bit heavy for a "field" rifle (my opinion) Pro's? Consistently puts the rounds right where you aim them with no mechanical malfunctions. (See Gallery for proof) Not bad for a rifle made the year I was born (1957). <grin>

Range? Remember - any weapon is only as accurate as the nut pulling the trigger. .308 is easily effective from 300-500 yards (and more) with a little (or a lot of) practice.

Note on the .244/6mm Remington. Great article in the August 2011 "American Rifleman" from NRA - "What About the Other 6mms". I've been touting the advantages of the .244/6mm Rem over the .243 since joining the forum a couple years back. Now someone in "authority" has backed up my so called "claims". =|:)
 

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I've only owned one Model 760 and it was not in .308. It was, however a nicely made and accurate rifle. As far as effective ranges for the rifle and chambering, I'd answer that to be whatever range the rifle and shooter remain effective enough and not to exceed somewhere around 500-600 yards (allowing a full 1,000 FPE there).

At this long range, a rifle would need to shoot no more than MOA (about 1", or less group at 100 yards) and allow the shooter to hit a 6-8" circle consistently at that range. Using a bullet with high B.C. and velocity of around 2700 FPS (+/-) you would still carry 1,000 FPE out there. However, trajectory becomes problematic. Using a sight-in with the bullet striking about 2.5" above POA at 100 yards, the bullet would be some 4 feet low at 500 yards. As you can see, not a typical shot.

A more effective way to figure the max effective range might be to simply figure max point blank range, (MPBR) with the bullet never being more than 3" high nor 3" low within a given distance. The .308 shooting a good 165gr hunting bullet (B.C. of .475) sighted like that will give you a MPBR of about 270 yards, allowing you to shoot from muzzle to 270 yards without a correction needed in your aiming. For most practical hunting applications, this is a very good way to sight in such a rifle & cartridge combo. For reference, having the center of your groups hitting about 2.5" above POA at 100 yards will do this for you.
 
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