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168gr SMK?

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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:29 PM
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168gr SMK?

Is a 168gr SMK enough bullet for elk @ 300-400 yds out of a 30-06? If not, what would the maximum range be for correct bullet performance/energy? I'm loading for someone, and am looking for a bullet (that I preferably have) that will work from 0 - 300 or 400 yds. The gentleman who I am loading for probably would have nightmares @ 400 yds, but I'd like to prepare for that distance just in case.

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Unread 02-11-2009, 10:14 PM
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Re: 168gr SMK?

If you are set on that range of weight bullet i would go with the nosler 165 gr accubond. it has a coefficeniet of .475 the 30/06 can get around 3000 fps with that bullet , at 400 yards thats about 2040 ft.lb of energy. Thats my view on it, there will be others. hope this helps
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