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Old 01-02-2013, 01:41 PM
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Re: How far would you shoot at deer with 3006

For some unknown reason I didn't keep the papers so I can't say or recall how groups were just kept the best one . I never shoot at anything over 400 and wouldn't without lots of practice and 110% sure of the shot .i was just wanting some input on if 13 inch at 800 was ok or if I need to tweak something . I did have a 5 mph cross wind had to hold 14 inches so Iam thinking I could do better with practice
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:51 PM
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How far would you shoot for clean kill on a deer with 30-06 168 Berger vld 2880 fps shoot a 13inch group at 800 yards consistently has around 1000 pps left at 800 yards
All conditions good
Judging by the group size I am guessing you are shooting a factory gun/chamber. VLD's can be tough to get accurate in some factory guns.

I would look at changing to Berger's new Classic designed bullets. I think you will get better accuracy and can then stretch it out further.

The '06 and the 168 grain bullets are a good match so just work on your group size, then lots of practice!

Good Luck.

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:16 PM
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Re: How far would you shoot at deer with 3006

Shooting a 700 rem redone by gunsmith to a Ted gaillard stainless barrel pillar and glass bedded and fine tuned the action
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Re: How far would you shoot at deer with 3006

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So what is the except able group at 800 with out trying to hard it shoots under 1/2 all day at 100 yards. It's got a costum barrel pillar and glass beded fine tuned by a gunsmith. Thought .4 would be ok for high powered gun or do I need to go back to drawing board
I'd say you're already doing better than 99% of shooters which in my book means you probably don't need to go back to the DB.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:15 PM
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Thanks wild Rose ill just keep practicing and Iam sure ill get it after all first time shooting 800 yards is a pretty long poke I was amazed to hit the board
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Re: How far would you shoot at deer with 3006

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So what is the except able group at 800 with out trying to hard it shoots under 1/2 all day at 100 yards. It's got a costum barrel pillar and glass beded fine tuned by a gunsmith. Thought .4 would be ok for high powered gun or do I need to go back to drawing board
To answer the "how far" question...It depends... not on caliber and cartridge, but shooter, rifle, load and bullet performance. Assuming I have accuracy, I would use the minimum opening velocity of the bullet as a general guide, and that depends on a lot things.

As for the "accuracy issue" in quote above... I personally don't like using 100 yd groups to evaluate a load. It's OK for initial load development, but after I have an idea of what looks promising, I shoot 200 and 300 yd groups. These still won't necessarily tell you how good your load is for LR. If you have high velocity spread in your load. your groups may be very good close in (showing the shooter and rifle capability) but will open up far out, usually seen in vertical stringing.

I also personally do not trust chronys to give me anything other than very general info to work with as a base. I confirm and adjust with actual drops.

Pick a good day with good conditions and shoot some longer groups to evaluate your load. If it opens up I would try different powders and/or primers.

You might search for ladder testing threads, i think there might be a sticky somewhere.

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:58 AM
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How far would you shoot for clean kill on a deer with 30-06 168 Berger vld 2880 fps shoot a 13inch group at 800 yards consistently has around 1000 pps left at 800 yards
All conditions good
Oh boy! When I first saw this post I thought...."this is gonna be a goodie"! I'm wondering how many are gonna say 500 yds. is max!!
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