Originally Posted by rocknwell
Ok, so I FINALLY am getting a new rifle. I'm buying it used from Cabela's (though BARELY used). It is a Remington 700 SPS in 30-06 with synthetic stock. I have some questions about what I can do with this cartridge and how much of a "long range" shooter I can make it. This will be-for all legitimate reasons-my first rifle. I have a few questions:
Other than making sure the barrel is free-floating and having quality glass, what are some simple, inexpensive ways I can ensure my rifle will shoot as strait as possible?
over the course of time I want to upgrade all the parts (stock, bedding the new stock, trigger, barrel)...I also would like to know what I can do with this action. Can a 30-06 action be re-chambered for a different caliber? is that something I would want to do to get better ballistics?
what are the ballistic differences between 308 and 30-06? what does 30-06 compare to? what are the pros and cons of a 30-06 cartridge? and lastly, what would be an effective hunting range of big game for 30-06?
I would appreciate any help on this matter! Thank you
The 30/06 is a fine long range target rifle out to 1000 yards with the 180 class match bullets.
At one time the 30/06 held most of the 600 and 1000 yard records.
For hunting 700 to 800 yards is not a problem with good quality hunting bullets from 150 to 180
The only thing I see wrong with your rig is the Tupperware stock. buy a good composit or laminate
stock and bed and float it.
The difference between the 30/06 and the 308 with the same bullet is between 200 and 300 ft/sec.
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