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Unread 01-15-2013, 12:12 PM
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Re: why not 30-06

Thanks for the answers guys.....seems as if its over looked for new "fancy" rounds. Its kinda funny I asked this same question on my other forum hunting site that im a member of TBH and the answers we pretty opposite of yalls lol nost of which were "the 308 is ballistically superior" and "it has a rainbow arc".....but that is my bow hunting website so ill trust yalls word on the subject. I might have to build a 30-06 rig instead just to be different than the masses. I do have a rem 700 30-06 sitting in the safe thats beggin for some custom work.......
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 12:24 PM
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    Re: why not 30-06

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    Thanks for the answers guys.....seems as if its over looked for new "fancy" rounds. Its kinda funny I asked this same question on my other forum hunting site that im a member of TBH and the answers we pretty opposite of yalls lol nost of which were "the 308 is ballistically superior" and "it has a rainbow arc".....but that is my bow hunting website so ill trust yalls word on the subject. I might have to build a 30-06 rig instead just to be different than the masses. I do have a rem 700 30-06 sitting in the safe thats beggin for some custom work.......

    It looks like those other fellers have some wires crossed... heck, this day & age, if you were to build an '06 you would be different than the masses!
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 12:39 PM
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    Re: why not 30-06

    I am really interested in building one now. This would be my first rifle build. I dont possess the skills yet to reach a 1000 yet but I have shot pretty consistant out to 500 with my factory a bolt 300 win. I would want to build this rifle as accuate as possible for a 1000yrd rifle but thats as far as id go for now and as far as hunting id limit to say around 6-800 yrds with the 30-06. I figure thatd be effective out to there on deer.
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 03:23 PM
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    Re: why not 30-06

    You can pick up those Savage 111 30.06 Cabelas exclusive guns on clearance for around 349 bucks. They have a decent stock you can bed and an accutrigger. You can get cheaper with coupons and points if you are into that kind of thing. If you have a pile of children growing up it is a economical way to "arm" them. You just may have to buy out the lower 48 Cabelas if you breed like me. They also had 270s 25.06s 257 roberts and some other stuff I don't remember. You can get one of those and if you get sick of the 30.06 jerk it off and/or change the bolt face and you can go about any round you want. Lets the kids decide later. Also you can pick up military/once fired/pulled ammo/brass dirt cheap so you can have fun/teach others to shoot without burning up that "factory" abolt. Oh by the way if my factory abolt 7mm RM owns steel out to 1200 as of right now, yours I bet will too. And I don't know if this is crazy or not but if you shoot some .30 cal bullets with not so good BC won't that be a good judge of how good/bad of a wind reader you are?
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 04:25 PM
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    Re: why not 30-06

    Before you have any custom work done to the 30-06 you have sitting in your safe, I would just mount a good scope on it and concentrate on load development.

    You might be surprised at what you find out about your rifle. Load development, a trigger job, and a bedding job could be all you really need to reach to and past 1000 yards.
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 07:22 PM
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    Re: why not 30-06

    Some great info guys....I'm glad I joined this site
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 08:44 PM
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    Re: why not 30-06

    One of my favorite rifles is a budget build
    New takeoff 26" 308 varmint profile barrel
    HS precision sendero stock
    Long action 700
    Tuned factory trigger
    I reamed the 308 barrel to 30-06 ackley. A 30-06 reamer will not clean a 308 chamber
    Shoots extremely well and I did gain over a standard 30-06
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