Originally Posted by Bubbahfd
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?
The last rifle I had put together two years ago is a 30-06. I used a Brux 26 inch #5 contour barrel. Pre 64 Mdl 70 receiver and a McMillan Adj. HTG stock. Around 10.25lbs ready to go. I have worked up two loads with it one with the 190gr Berger @ 2680fps the other with the 200gr Accubond @ 2716 using Reloader 17. The 200gr with RE17 is still being worked on but kinda backed off because I am really wanting to get my hands on the new 190gr Accubond Long range and test it with RE17. Just have a hunch if I can get it to shoot it will be the one for this rifle.
Have taken elk and deer with both. The longest so far was a elk this season at 489 yards with the Berger. Dropped like a rock. This Berger load max's out at 700 yards....drops below the 1800fps they recommend. Very accurate load and just wacks-um.
You are not missing anything. A well thought out 30-06 with a load that shoots is hard to beat and you can play with it all day!