308w Omark for Hunter class
I would like to have a go at heavy hunter class benchrest and I'm currently shooting F-Class standard with a 308w Omark Mod44 rifle.
Would a 308 be suitable for this?
I've been looking at getting a new stock and a benchrest to shoot fly with it and think it will make the weight limit (it is almost 7.5kg with a large f-class bipod on it).
While 308W may not be the present favourite calibre for Hunter Class, it is close to the mark, it used to be very popular, and can be used successfully. Its only drawback being the amount of recoil over a full match of 50 plus rounds.
Your only other problem would appear to be the weight limit of 6.35kg with your particular rifle.
G Day Tony
you would rember afew of the guys that shot 308 at Silverdale
I think one is a gun smith
Boy could he shot it
They used selected 168 gr seriara back then The recoil beat then in the end
It has been done not so long ago and was downloaded somewhat useing 110 grain projectiles if its accuate cant see a problem.
Take the Bi-Pod off and make sure it dosent go over 6.35Kg and will be fine.
from memory, doesn't hunter class require a magazine feed for a minium of 2 rounds and isn't the Omark a single shot action? If so it cant be legal for hunter class can it?
Just trying to ensure no one gets messed around............
Heavy Class or Custom Class or whatever it's called these days is the same as Heavy !!!!!!! whatever you call it these days but a rifle weight of 14lbs in the old imperial system.