Re: Anyone else using a 30-06 for long range?
Did some calculating for you. I used muzzle velocities from the Hogdon web site. MOA drop, MOA windage, and impact velocity @ 1000 yrds. BC values come from manufactures, and ballistic calculations done on JBM calculations. I used a 100yrd zero, and 10 mph cross wind. I can not claim real world experience on any of these bullets. I have done some shooting of the GS bullets from an '06, but not enough to validate the #'s shown here. I found all of this very interesting.
Berger 168vld: MV 2800fps, 36.2 moa drop, 8.5 moa windage, 1320 fps
Berger 190vld: MV 2600fps, 35.5 moa drop, 7.9 moa windage, 1335 fps
Berger 210vld: MV 2475fps, 37.7 moa drop, 7.5 moa windage, 1340fps
SMK 200g: MV 2500fps, 39.8 moa drop, 8.8 moa windage, 1245fps
SMK 220g: MV 2450fps, 39.1 moa drop, 7.9 moa windage, 1298fps
SMK 240g: MV 2200fps, 46.9 moa drop, 8.0 moa windage, 1237fps
Nosler 180 E-tip: MV 2700fps, 34.9 moa drop, 8.7 moa windage, 1290fps
GS Custom 150 HV: MV 3150fps, 21.2 moa drop, 5.1 moa windage, 1806 fps
GS Custom 160 HV: MV 3100fps, 21.2 moa drop, 4.7 moa windage, 1861 fps
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.