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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 are asking. A 308 is good out to 1000yds+. If you are looking for a flat shooter then the 308 and 180gr bullets are not the way to go. Point blank range with a 250yds zero is about 300yds. Meaning you can hit a dinner plate from up close out to 300yds without any holdover.
The weight of the rifle has nothing to do with ballistics, and everything to do about recoil.
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the yardage is up to you and your skills and how the rifle shoots.

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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 was just wondering how a Lightweight would perfom?
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the rifle will shoot no different than any other rifle with the same length barrel and same ammo as long it is just as accurate, regardless of the weight.  of course as previously said, you have to do your part.
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I'd recommend the composite stock for a  hunting rifle.   As for what kind of yardage that is an open ended question as you can angle it up and it will shoot well over a mile.  I would expect a .308 to be quite useable for deer size game at 600 to 700 yds and capable of shooting paper targets at twice that.  It's more a question of ethics when you are talking long range hunting because a lot of factors come into play.  The wind can carry the bullet off target by quite a bit at 600 yds or more.  You can expect it to work for you at the distances you practice with it.  So if you practice all the time at 1000 yds and know what it will do and how to correct for wind and trajectory then you are prepared.  But a guy who only shoots at 100 yds with a duplex scope is fooling himself if he expects to place an accurate shot on a deer at 600 yds.   Most rifles shoot better than their owners or can with a little help like glass bedding the stock and a good trigger.

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Someone told me that a 308 Rifle that only weighed 5lbs.  10ozs.  would not be very accurate shooting long distances. Thats the only reason I asked, just curious . There would be no point in my mind buying one like this if it were true.
 
 
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What folks are telling you is that a light rifle will be harder to hold steady. Some ardent riflemen can do this, but in general a little weight is your friend for punching paper.

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Thanks Roy,
 
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