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Unread 03-20-2011, 06:09 AM
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is a 30-06 good for long range shooting? and how far? And if so what would be a good round to use?

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    Unread 03-20-2011, 07:05 AM
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    Re: 30-06

    Depends on the gun and the load. I looked a Savage Whitetail in .30-06 that was shooting 190's and doing very well at 600 which was as far as the range went. More case capacity than the .308 which does very well at long range and the 06 should do ever bit as well or better.
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    Unread 03-20-2011, 12:36 PM
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    Re: 30-06

    There was a boat tail that weighed either 165 or 168 ( Its been a long time..memory is foggie) that with the right "load" was accurate enough to say if you can see can hit them. And long before "magnums" where the buzz word...a slug from an "ought-six" went thru the bullseye on the 1000 yard range at Camp Perry a LOT of times.
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    Unread 03-20-2011, 12:58 PM
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    Re: 30-06

    A bullseye isn't the only thing a slug from a 30-06 has gone through at 1000 yds.
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    Unread 03-24-2011, 03:33 PM
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    Re: 30-06

    I am shooting 165 or168 sst at moose 760 win. powder 56.2 grs. 1 in group at 100 yards. The sst"s grouped 2 ins higher than 165 gr btsp. with the same load. The 178gr A max grouped well too.
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    Unread 03-26-2011, 08:38 PM
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    Re: 30-06

    I have a few .3006 03A3 Spingfields that I invested a bunch(to much money)into to make a tack driver
    the .3006 can get out to 1000 yards but there are many other calibres that wont break the bank.
    I have punched paper with that Calibre at ranges over 400 yards and killed Deer at 400yards,
    I just don't plan to shoot that far with this calibre.
    The .3006 is a great calibre but if you want a rifle that can go that far, go with a .300 mag
    all that is, is a .3006 that grew up and got into steroids.
    Keith Sage.
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    Unread 03-26-2011, 09:47 PM
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    Re: 30-06

    i've watched a 3x3 buck drop at near 1000 yrds cause of the 0l'06
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