Re: what is the best long range (1000 yard) cartdrige for small to medium game
If you limit your hunting to about 600 yards, you can get away with a .25-06 or such and a scope with balistic plex or mil dot reticle. You would also need a basic rangefinder and some type of software.
Get hold of Shane Clancy. For that much money he could tune up a Tikka T3 or Rebarrel a Rem action for you with a good laminated stock. Say A$2000
Forget Wild dog - too expensive, put the money towards your scope.
For hunting past 600 yards to 1000 yards.
With regards to a scope, you are going to need a good one to shoot that far!!
It better track real well and you should put aside enough money for a quality rangefinder as well.
Calibre - the blokes down my way that are shooting Fallow deer at 1000 yards are using 300 RUM's or bigger!
Lets work it out your 1000yard rifle with a sendero in 7mm Rem Mag.
20 MOA rail A$150
30mm Rigs A$250
Scope NF 2.5-10x32 A$1450 or 5.5-22x50 A$2050 or Leupold A$1500 - A$2500
Rangefinder Swarovski A$1470
Loading dies, cases, bullets etc, etc,etc $$$$$$
As you can see, once you aim to shoot past 600 yards the cost of ethical clean kills makes the project a lot more expensive.
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