Re: 600 yard hunting rifle????
Long Range Hunting Rifle , in 1980 I shot a mule deer, and an Antelope , in Wyoming with my then brand new Weatherby Mark V , in 270 Weatherby Mag. This rifle has a 26 inch barrel and a Leupold Vari X 3 3.5 to 10 scope. That was a real nice long range set up, back then. The range to the deer was guessed by the guide to be between 550 and 600 yards. The old 1980 load was 67.2 grns of IMR 4350 , Fed 215 Primer ,with a 130 grn sierra GK . Muzz Velocity was about 3300 fps Old Hornady Book. Vol. 2. This rifle is very accurate ,and Mild recoiling and will take medium Size Game easily at that range . If I were going on another western hunt, I would purchase a Leupold Scope , of Higher power, with the Custom Dial System. This rifle also took a small Colorado Elk the following year using a 150 grn bullet. I have a 300 Weatherby Mark V for elk, but the .270 Weatherby Mag, with a 26 inch Barrel , is a nice all around Long Range Hunting Rifle. Just my 2 cents , Lenny