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Unread 09-16-2011, 07:51 AM
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Re: 338 WM and 30-06

Yep awesome acuracy, With a 175 berger hunting VLD I'm getting 5/8" 100 yard groups. And it drops any animal so unfortunate to to find its self in my scope.
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    Unread 09-25-2011, 08:37 AM
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    Re: 338 WM and 30-06

    So what ranges are you reaching out to?

    I know of a Savage 30-06 available, no scope, and thinking about it, this guy also needs to sell, thanks to 0.

    If, I get it I'd like to see what it can do between 600 and 1,000 yards. Or more honest what I can do with it at those ranges.

    Affordable scopes?
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    Unread 09-25-2011, 10:28 AM
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    Re: 338 WM and 30-06

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    Originally Posted by Jake Levi View Post
    So what ranges are you reaching out to?

    I know of a Savage 30-06 available, no scope, and thinking about it, this guy also needs to sell, thanks to 0.

    If, I get it I'd like to see what it can do between 600 and 1,000 yards. Or more honest what I can do with it at those ranges.

    Affordable scopes?
    600-1000 yds is not a problem for a 30-06. If you can shoot under an inch at 100yds, that's a good start for something you can have fun with.

    Many factory built Savages easily shoot that well. But, there can be a big difference between models and individual rifles from any manufacturer.

    Once you get past 400-500 yds, you're likely going to need handloads to achieve consistent results. But, that shouldn't slow you down from giving it a try just for fun.

    There are a lot of options for decent scopes that would be suitable for someone starting out. The Nikon 6-18x42 is one that I like for the money. But, there's a whole discussion group in this forum with recommendations.

    The requirements for hunting and competition at long range are more stringent. But, you have to start somewhere.

    Caution: It's addictive.

    Have fun and be safe!
    Richard
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    Unread 09-25-2011, 11:13 AM
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    Re: 338 WM and 30-06

    The more I think about it the more likely it will be the 30-06 over the .308, and am looking at the Bushnell Elite for a scope.

    I had been thinking of a 700, varmint, with SS barrel and then upgrading from there, much to think about and a LOT of good info on this site. Right now nothing is written in stone other then it has to be a solid hunting rifle that is fun to target shoot. That leaves a pretty wide field of possibilities.
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    Unread 09-25-2011, 12:13 PM
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    Re: 338 WM and 30-06

    If you really want the '06 to be "fun" to shoot, then budget for a good brake.

    There are lots of discussions here about pros/cons, designs, and mfgs.

    I like the Holland QD, but the Muscle Brake and others get great reviews as well.

    -- richard
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    Unread 09-25-2011, 12:29 PM
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    Re: 338 WM and 30-06

    Thats a good point about the brake, fun is shooting a lot more then one without it.

    I want to do some serious damage to the jug population.
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    Unread 09-25-2011, 02:34 PM
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    Re: 338 WM and 30-06

    I had only 1 30-06 remington 742 woodsmaster. I never really liked it. It was given to me by my uncle which i appreciate but i dont like semi-auto's that much to start, prefer a good bolt action. The 30-06 is an awesome cartridge, but i wanted something a little different. Wanted a little flatter shooting, and a little harder hitting. I ended up switching over to a 300. wsm which i absolutely love! i also own a 7mm rem mag and love that too. I kind of miss the 30-06 for strickly hunting purpose. Great caliber, cheap and no recoil what so ever!
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