Re: Optimun Bullet weight for 500 yards
I would use the bullet my rifle shot the best and learn how to use that one regardless of how the BC is or isnt. Any decent bullet for a 3006 will have a BC reasonable enough to use at 500 yards. You cant always get your rifle to agree on the bullet that makes YOU the happiest. Let the rifle tell you what SHE wants to eat. And be happy about it.
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.