Re: Is the .30-06 a good long range caliber?
I have worked up two loads for my 06 that would take elk at 600 with ease. One is the 200 grain accubond at 2720 fps and other is the 168 grain Etip at 2990 fps.
The 200 is still travelling at over 1900 fps and the KE is over 1600 lbs.
The 168 is travelling at 2000 fps and still delivers 1500 LBS KE.
Those numbers are at 2000 ft elevation my elk hunting is done at 9,200 + feet elevation so those ballistics are much higher where I hunt.
I still limit my shots to 500 because my marksmanship abilities are the limiting factor not the 06.
Last edited by 3006savage; 09-30-2010 at 01:07 PM.
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