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Cartridge selection for long distance

I'll shoot from 100yrds to 1,000yrds and hunt small to large game. I've been checking a few cartridge possibilities but would like your thoughts and experience on them:
Remington-Premier® AccuTip™ or Premier® Scirocco™ Bonded
Federal Nosler Ballistic Tip
Winchester XP3, Supreme® Ballistic Silvertip

Accuracy is important for me as well as the least damage possible.
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    Re: Cartridge selection for long distance

    Go with a 300 RUM with a 26" barrel. It will push the 200grn Nosler Accubond, .588 BC, at 3200+fps. This will make an awesome long range hunting rifle, with excellent killing power, out to 1000 to 1500 yards. Hope this helps.

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    Wildcat

    My question is regarding ammo, not caliber. I already have that. It's a custom built 30-06, bedded and pillared with a total weight of 14 lbs and I shoot up to 1,000 yrds at the moment with Hornady's SST and Interbond light mag's with good results. But am having problems getting the cartridges, so now I needed to know which one of the above would be the best replacement.
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    I'm having a hard time understanding exactly what you're after.

    I gather that you don't reload and are looking for factory loaded cartridges that will suit your needs? Correct?
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    Re: Cartridge selection for long distance

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    I'll shoot from 100yrds to 1,000yrds and hunt small to large game. I've been checking a few cartridge possibilities but would like your thoughts and experience on them:
    Remington-Premier® AccuTip™ or Premier® Scirocco™ Bonded
    Federal Nosler Ballistic Tip
    Winchester XP3, Supreme® Ballistic Silvertip

    Accuracy is important for me as well as the least damage possible.

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    that's easy for a factory load to shoot to 1000 yards:

    "Federal Nosler Ballistic Tip"
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    I'm having a hard time understanding exactly what you're after.

    I gather that you don't reload and are looking for factory loaded cartridges that will suit your needs? Correct?

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    Yes Roy
    Notice the ones I mentioned, they're all factory loads.
    I've been doing some more research and found out that all that have the word Tip at the end from Federal, Remington, Winchester are for thin skinned game. The Accubond, XP 3, Scirocco, & Interbond are all for heavy thick skin which is where I am headed for. Now all I have to find from a couple of them is the BC and W.Drift at 10mph at 500 yrds. Once I have this info it should give me a better idea on what to choose.
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    This may sound crazy, But buy one box of each and let the gun tell you which one it likes! take good notes and then if you need a stronger bullet for your elk hunt you will know what to expect. No one bullet is best for everything and you will have lots to test and good selection of weights for all uses.

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