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Unread 06-01-2008, 08:37 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Idaho
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The 30-06 has made many a winner at 1000 yard matches...
As for a single cartridge the 06 has put down animals past
600 yards with one shot kills quickly and humanly.
Looking at other bullets the 280 AI is a good choice.
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Unread 06-01-2008, 09:18 PM
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I would not hesitate to take Deer with an 06 to 700 yards or maybe farther. Dave King and Ian McMurchy have taken Deer to at least 700 yards with the 308 Win. I have a 30-06 with a 26 3/4" Krieger barrel that gets 3020 FPS with 168 grain bullets and just shy of 2900 with 175, 180 grains. That is the type of purformance that a properly set up 06 can get.
Also a 6.5-284 or 6.5-06 are both excelent options as well as is the 280 AI. The 280 AI will nearly equal the 7mm Rem mag in performance. Many options to choose from.
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Unread 06-02-2008, 05:32 AM
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Thanks for the response. I am only getting about 2700 fps out of this rig at present , because of the barrel only being 22". So, I guess a rebarrel at 26" would be the ticket. I think I will research the 280AI, and 6.5-06 just for kicks though.
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Unread 06-02-2008, 06:09 AM
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Don't have any experience with 338/06,but would not give up on it, as it should do a very good job. Built a similar rifle 338/284 that has performed very well(maybe even better)200gr.@2900+ 250gr.@2750!
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