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Old 01-03-2013, 03:29 PM
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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!!
Well.... I wouldn't shoot it past 500 yds.... everyone knows how whimpy .06's are ;)
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Re: How far would you shoot at deer with 3006

Maybe I'm just getting too old, but I seem to remember some 1000 yd. scores from Camp Perry back in ancient times before computers and special barrels/scopes/bullets, etc. where some shooters were winning with 8" and 10" groups. And I did see a USMC Master Gunnery Sargent, using military Springfield '03 place 5 shots inside 10" at 800 yds using USMC match ammo. That ammo was basically 165 gr BTs at about 2750 fps. Oh, BTW, he was using the original '03 peep sights.

Find the load your gun likes the best, using the highest BC bullet it will shoot best, and using a 48" wide x 72" tall target,and the same point of aim,(place your aim point at the top 2" of the target) start at 100 yds, move it to 200, then, 300, etc. until you get to the distance where you are unable to hold your shots within the potential lethal area of the intended game (deer = 12", elk = 16", moose = 18", etc). That's the max range you should consider, anything else is a crap shoot, you miss or wound and not recover the animal.

And remember, practice, analyze, and then practice a lot more. Don't be too quick to start making wholesale changes until you are certain sure that changes are necessary.

Just a quick note/idea - did your smith check the crown on your barrel?

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:41 PM
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Re: How far would you shoot at deer with 3006

Thanx rick for the Sound advice
I don't think a 30-06 is whimpy for anything we can shoot in North America. If I ever need anything bigger I can always use my 50 cal . Yes crowns ok
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Thanx rick for the Sound advice
I don't think a 30-06 is whimpy for anything we can shoot in North America. If I ever need anything bigger I can always use my 50 cal . Yes crowns ok
Hey fella, just a little humor eh
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I know your just yanking my chain
O did I mention my 50 cal is a tc muzzleloader
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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!!
The 06 has been killing med-large game beyond 500 yards for decades before the magnums were even a thought.

My dad's first Elk was a one shot DRT kill on a HUGE buck at over 500yds shooting the old 180gr Remington silvertips.

This was after his brand spanking new super cool 700bdl 7mm Mag with a really nice Swaro on it was rendered useless due to a fogged up scope.

The old 760 with it's original K4 weaver did the job just fine.
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My dad's first Elk was a one shot DRT kill on a HUGE buck at over 500yds .
He got an Elk and a Buck with one shot DRT? Or was this a hybrid Buck Elk?

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