Originally Posted by jchoeft
I have a newer M77 30/06 and would like to know what people think on which rounds i should be using for long range shooting. I have always been a big fan of the 30/06 just dont know enough about what to do. If some people could help me out with this one and get me started on the right road please
Welcome to the forum!
As a hint, I'd suggest starting a new thread next time rather than using one that's 4 years old.
The short - but not so cheap - answer is that you'll need to try several types of ammo to see what your rifle shoots well, assuming you're referring to shooting factory ammo. I just helped two brothers go through this and one had a Ruger M77 in 30-06. He tried 5 or 6 different types of ammo and one of them eventually shot just over an inch at 200 yards. He's going to stick with that one but it did take him buying all those boxes of ammo before he found the right one.
The other brother had a 270 Vanguard. I happen to have one as well so brought 3 types of ammo to add to his one. We picked the best of the 4 and he just ordered a few boxes of it so he's good to go for a while. Of note, it's a different round than what my Vanguard likes to shoot, so even the same brand of rifle will shoot different ammo differently.