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Ok Guys, I just love the looks of this new Kimber Stainless 308.Oh Yea Baby I really like Lightweight Rifles like this one as well, it weighs 5 lbs. 10 ozs. Assuming this rifle is a good shooter along with the person behind it.. Lets say you were using a 185gr. Berger VLD Bullet with a very high BC or something close to it.. My question is with this lightweight of a rifle even after adding 5 rounds and a 16 oz. scope.. What kind of  yardage can one expect out of it?
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Not sure what you mean. The 308 is good to go out to a 1000 yds +. If you are talking of a flat shooter and verly little holdover, then you have the wrong rifle and bullet weight.  The Point blank range would  be no more the 300 yds and you would have to zero the rifle at 250yds. This would put you in the kill zone for large antelope. A lighter bullet would give you a longer Point Blank range. The weight of the rifle has nothing to do with the ballistics of the rifle, but more to do with felt recoil.

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Actually with that particular bullet the BC will make you pretty close with the point blank ranges with a 150 grain sierra game king. 

With the 150 @ 2700 FPS if your PBR target height is 8 inches then you would zero at 255  And could shoot between 141 and 299 and be within that 8 inch height. 

With the 185 @ 2550 FPS you would zero at 249 and could shoot between 137 and 293.  Not much difference and I would much prefer the penetration the heavier bullet would give.  Not to mention the much higher BC to fight wind drift.

The down side with that especially in a light rifle would be the added recoil.
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Perhaps I worded the question wrong. Most people buy heavy rifles for longer range shooting, like some of the heavy target rifles and they are very accurate out to , well lets just say 700 yards..I understand it would be a bit of a kicker,  I was just wondering how a Lightweight would perfom? Would it be more difficult to shoot a target accuately long rang than a heavier rifle?
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Even with a light barrel it could be quite accurate, and being a Kimber it most likely will be.  One of the differences will be how many shots you can shoot before your barrel gets hot enough that accuracy starts going down.  With my heavy barreled .308 I have done 10 quick fired shots and saw no change in accuracy and could probably do more.  With a lighter barrel that may only be 3 or 4 before your poi will change.  But for hunting purposes who cares.  Most of the time it will only be a few shots anyway.  
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Thanks ST  Thats exactly what I wanted to know..

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I really like 165-168gr bullets in .308 Win because they offer a better BC than 150s and more impact force. 180s and above tend, IMO, to trade off too much for that cartridge. I use an 8" zone with a MPBR of 300 (zero @ 265) with a 165gr Accubond that has a muzzle velocity of 2645. That offers you a good all-around load for antelope and deer at least out to MPBR and elk to 200 yards or more, depending on conditions. My rifle weighs in @ 10.2 lbs with a full 5 rounds and I like that better than another .308 I once owned that came in @ 7.5 lbs. fully loaded.
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