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Old 09-08-2011, 08:10 PM
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Re: 338 WM and 30-06

Yep sure do, and they both get used about as much as each other. I havent shot either of them in over 2 years.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:33 PM
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Re: 338 WM and 30-06

I think mine haven't been shot much in the last couple years as well.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:10 PM
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Re: 338 WM and 30-06

Yup 30-06. Shoot it as much as I can have shot great out to 750yds. Gun is a factory savage. sporter barrel, worked over trigger, tupperware stock full of lead shot, floated barrel, shooting 168 gr Hornaday A-max bullets into tiny groups all day long, sports an EGW 20MOA picatinny rail with warne rings and a bushnell 6-22x40 mil dot scope. cheap rig. but man it shoots. kinda fun to blow some of my buddies high dollar outfits away with a walmart rig. Getting ready to switch to the 208gr Amax stoked with some H4831sc for a little less wind drift and a lot more uummfff!!!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:07 PM
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Re: 338 WM and 30-06

Nice pair of rifles you have. Congrats.
I've had a half dozen 30-06s. Finally got a Rem 742 LH Woodsmaster and I luv it to death. Fits me like a custom gun and shoots clover leafs at 100y all day long with 165gr ammo, does good at 200 and 300 also. I think I can shoot an inch group at 300 with it, but scope probs have thus far prevented me from doing so. I have the scope prob solved now, just need to get to the range Wed or Thurs and see. All good stuff.

I had a LH sstl .338 Sav but never got to shoot it as i got laid off and had to sell it. So I put it back on the list of stuff I 'need' to get when Obamunism is over and I can find a job again.

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Old 09-16-2011, 05:56 AM
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Re: 338 WM and 30-06

I have a custom 30-06 built on a 1909 Argentine mauser. I did all of the work including some custom engraving (that makes it more accurate). I shoot 165gr pills @ 3010 fps and knock the crap out of deer and elk. Every time I fill a tag with it I smile ear to ear.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:00 AM
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Re: 338 WM and 30-06

I got a Weatherby Vanguard Sub MOA stainless in 30-06 a couple years ago to start shooting longer distances. 308 does it so a 30-06 will do just a bit more by my reasoning.
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:17 AM
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Re: 338 WM and 30-06

Oh yea skimbleshanks. The ole 06' will get the job. Done no prob. I've had great results with the 168 Amaxes and the 178 Amaxes. I think its cool to hear of other guys still using this caliber. For some reason it seems to get looked over quite often for other calibers for long range work but I have found no probs with it so far. Its cheap to shoot decent velocity very tolerable recoil and seems like most guys I talk to also claim very good accuracy.
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