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Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:28 PM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

My buddy knocks elk dead with 150gr. accubonds out of a 06. A partition is hard to beat also.165 sierras has worked well for another friend of mine on elk. Shot placement IMO is everthing.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:21 PM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

I agree! It doesn't matter the weight of the bullet if it isn't delivered to the right spot

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:54 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

where are you hunting elk? bulls? cows?? i would use a 165 partition or 165 sierra btsp and h-4350 or varget , lapua brass . also, elk have a quite large target area. 1/2" is not necessary. my rem 700 mtn rifle the bolt lug was rubbing when i closed the bolt. with the addition of only a single washer under the front guard screw it went from 2"-4" to .5".
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:24 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

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where are you hunting elk? bulls? cows?? i would use a 165 partition or 165 sierra btsp and h-4350 or varget , lapua brass . also, elk have a quite large target area. 1/2" is not necessary. my rem 700 mtn rifle the bolt lug was rubbing when i closed the bolt. with the addition of only a single washer under the front guard screw it went from 2"-4" to .5".
Thanks for the reply

I plan to hunt in unit 28 in Colorado. That's just west of Denver somewhere. I plan to hunt bulls but on about day 5 a cow will pretty good too. I realize that the kill zone on an elk is bigger than on a whitetail but when I squeeze the trigger..I want to be confident of where bullet is going. I feel that my gun should be able to deliver the bullet within the reasonable capacity of the round. My feelings are that the 30-06 is a 300 yrd and closer round. Three inch groups at 100 from my rifle isn't good enough for me. I love the 1/2 MOA groups from the 150's but I think I should go with the 168's....at least my rifle will shoot them at MOA.

Sorry about any misspellings....this was sent from my iPhone
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:35 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

168 cbt or 168 berger?? the 168 berger did not make it through the rocky mtn bighorn ( 320 pounds) i shot. kilt it though.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:51 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

My rifle liked the HSM Berger 168 HPBT VLD. You say you weren't happy with the bullets performance? If so...that's some good information!
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:42 AM
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Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem

it was only one animal. i carry 168's berger in my 30-06 . they are very accurate. i like a "soft bullet". the tsx is a tough bullet, you can go down a weight . they still will completely penetrate. any of the standard 150, 165, 180 or 200 btsp are fine. the lighter ones like a 150 btsp, or a "soft one" like the 168 berger i would know if THE ONLY shot i got was to take shot with a large bull facing directly away , let s just say not ideal, i would know a may have to shoot again . usually 30-06s shoot the 165-168, and the 180's better . a 165 btsp either horn or sierra, a 168 cbt or accubond, or a 165 partition, where i would start. kick less than a 180 , more energy than a 150. what 150 you shooting so good??
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