Range Report  difference made by adjustable gas block

walgren45

Private
Minuteman
Feb 6, 2009
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Kansas, Trego co.
How much would my groups improve if I was shooting with the gas off (hand cycleing the weapon) vs. gas on (semi auto)? I own a panther SASS .308 with heavy 18 inch barrel. And also can I reach out to 1000 with this short of a barrel and still kill something such as a deer? I know this isn't the ultimate long range rifle but I just put together an all around weapon from CQB to long range. If the shit ever realy hits the fan and I am in 3survival mode I didn't want to have to cary multiple weapons. Also .308 is very common and also used by military.
 

our gang

Gunny Sergeant
Minuteman
Dec 19, 2007
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Cora, Wyoming
Re: difference made by adjustable gas block

None, yes, but deer are not that smart. A 22 RF is a much better "end of the world" weapon as you can afford to have a lot more dispersed stockpiles of ammo and weapons. It will kill game and people with a lot less noise, All the deer poachers I knew in my "ute" used the 22. A 10-22 with a drum backed up by Ruger Mk III standard with extra mags would be hard to beat.
 

Brain

Jr. Asst. Brass Catcher
Minuteman
Jun 20, 2007
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Re: difference made by adjustable gas block

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: walgren45</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> can I reach out to 1000 with this short of a barrel and still kill something such as a deer? </div></div>

Kill? Yes. Tracking and long recovery? Probability is high...unless your 'net-fu is godlike and you can make consistent 1k head/neck shots.