Re: witch one?
I love my 30-06, but if I was to take a poke at 500yds, I personaly would feel better having the speed that the 7mag offers. A 160ish+ grain at light speed compared to a 180 from my trusty ol' punken lobber.....Ya 7mag.
If a person is fully confident with his equipment, and personal ability, the -06 will do the job just fine, and on even bigger game than deer at 500yds, but Id still personaly opt for flatter/faster the 7mag.
Im sure there are other opinions, and they may not mirror mine. I just feel at that range and beyond, the faster/flatter bullet is a bit more forgiving for drop or wind correction.
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