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Old 01-15-2013, 01:09 AM
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why not 30-06

Im new to the long range scene. Im planning on building a 300 win mag for a long range rig but I was just curious.....whenever I was browsing through the forum and I see very little to no mention of a 30-06 for long range hunting/shooting say out to 1000yrds? What am I missing? Seems to be a pretty good 30cal option....can be loaded with great bc bullets, good velocity and I assumn readily availability in brass to reload. What and I missing? Would a custom type rifle say with a blueprinted remmy 700 action thats been solidly bedded with a quality barrel and stock not offert the same 1000yrd accuracy as say a 308 or 300win with the same qualities?
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:03 AM
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Re: why not 30-06

Yes a 30-06 built with similar level of quality will produce similar accuracy results. Terminal performance will get debated, but I think most would agree to give the 300 WinMag the nod as you're talking LRH not just shooting.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:17 AM
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Re: why not 30-06

With the availability of some of the newer bullet designs and some of the newer powders, I think the 30-06 deserves a second look. Of course, the same components can be applied to the various .300 Magnums to provide a similar boost.

Still, using the latest reloading components, the good ole' 30-06 deserves more respect than it gets, IMO.

Though his writing is mostly geared to long range target shooting, I highly recommend Mr. German Salazar's writings on the subject. You may find what he has to say to be eye-opening. He has posted a lot of information regarding the 30-06 on his blog: The Rifleman's Journal
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:25 AM
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Re: why not 30-06

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With the availability of some of the newer bullet designs and some of the newer powders, I think the 30-06 deserves a second look. Of course, the same components can be applied to the various .300 Magnums to provide a similar boost.

Still, using the latest reloading components, the good ole' 30-06 deserves more respect than it gets, IMO.

Though his writing is mostly geared to long range target shooting, I highly recommend Mr. German Salazar's writings on the subject. You may find what he has to say to be eye-opening. He has posted a lot of information regarding the 30-06 on his blog: The Rifleman's Journal
I agree a very good reference.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:36 AM
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Re: why not 30-06

Why not the 30-06? Because it is not sexy like all the new wizz-bang calibers. But just because there may be snow on the roof don't mean there is not a roaring fire in the furnace.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:14 AM
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Re: why not 30-06

Bubba- the 30-06 is my favorite . i have more 30-06s than any other caliber rifle. it will do all a 308 will do and more. lapua brass is available and i use use it in everything but my garands. . the last two elk i shot were killed with a 30-06. i have shot against German Salazar. Simply amazing rifleman. his studies are vast, thorough, detailed , painstaking. the 300 wm i have found to be very forgiving in find a "good" load the only rounds better the .222 and 308. if hunting and 1000 yards the 300 is going to have an advantage over the 30-06. the 30-06 will surprise you though. roninflag
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:48 AM
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Why not the 30-06? Because it is not sexy like all the new wizz-bang calibers. But just because there may be snow on the roof don't mean there is not a roaring fire in the furnace.

Ta-Da! As unfair as it is, this is pretty much dead on accurate. It just doesn't have the super-cool factor behind it. Accuracy is just as good as the 308 or 300winny, is closer to the 300 than the 308... For 1000yd hunting, terminal performance is the key & the 300 wins. For 1000yd shooting, the '06 is just as accurate.


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