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Old 01-10-2013, 11:53 AM
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remington 700 in 30/06

I have a remington 700 sps in 30/06. Does anyone here shoot the 30/06 for long range shooting? I am looking to shoot 200-500 yds. I have a nightforce 3.5x15x50 mounted on it. Any suggestions for ammo on this gun? I normally shoot Hornady 165 grain ballistic tip. I use it for deer hunting.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:56 PM
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Re: remington 700 in 30/06

Do you reload? I like a 150 grain Nosler BT in my 700 30-06 and shoot Win 760 as a powder. It shoots five shot groups that you can cover with a dime out of my stock gun at 100 yards, and I have harvested deer with it to just past 400 yards. The BT's put them down hard, just wish the B.C. was better...
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:17 PM
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Re: remington 700 in 30/06

I shoot a rem 700 30/06 using 168gr berger imr 4895 50.5gr 2880 f/s
3/8 at 100 yards that has alot of kick out to 500 600 yards
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:30 PM
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Re: remington 700 in 30/06

I also have the same setup. I was wondering of which factory ammo you all would recommend for 600 to 800 ydsfor AOUDAD
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:51 AM
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Re: remington 700 in 30/06

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I have a remington 700 sps in 30/06. Does anyone here shoot the 30/06 for long range shooting? I am looking to shoot 200-500 yds. I have a nightforce 3.5x15x50 mounted on it. Any suggestions for ammo on this gun? I normally shoot Hornady 165 grain ballistic tip. I use it for deer hunting.
For 200-500 yds a 30-06 is fine.
I have a Rem 700 SPS in 30-06 and use it as my primary deer rifle. I shoot it at all ranges out to 1000 yards. I shoot Nosler 168gr Ballistic Tips as my main bullet for 500 yds and in and 175gr BTHP bullets for farther shots.

I have a Vortex Diamondback 3-9x40 and use the BDC dots with the Ballistic Tips and dial turrets for the long range bullet.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:53 AM
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Re: remington 700 in 30/06

Try the same ammo in the 180gr interbond or interlock and see how it shoots for you.

If you can shoot 1 MOA at 100yds with the rifle and a given load you can be more than capable at the ranges you are talking about with a little practice.

Before going any further though I'd say go a good pillar and action bedding and free float the barrel.

Till you do that you won't know how capable the rifle really is.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:51 PM
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Re: remington 700 in 30/06

Tunic- it does not say where you are. you do not say how it shoots at 100 yards. that is a great scope. The 30-06 is an excellent long range cartridge. If you go to riflemansjournal ; German' has shot the 30-06 at long range extensively. i shoot 50.5 grains of varget and a 168 berger in my remington 700s . there are other good bullets and loads. If the barrel is as good the scope, you are great shape. roninflag
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