Re: LD hunting with the 3006 and the 210 gr Berger VLD
IMHO the 210 out of the 06 isnt the best choice for elk at 1K or even deer at 1K. The Berger has a fairly high minimum impact velocity requirment. You cannot get the 210 fast enough to get good results at 1K. The numbers just are not there.
The 06 is marginal at best for a 1K elk rifle whatever the bullet choice. It can be a decent deer round WITH the right bullets at the right velocity.
If you absolutely had to use the 06 at 1k for either, I would look at the game kings from sierra. They have a lower impact velocity requirement (1500 FPS) as apposed to 1800-2000 FPS for most other bullets. The 200 has a good BC and sectional density.
The 210 VLD is not the solution.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.