Re: 30-06 open desert elk hunt
Originally Posted by IChaseCoues
What weight of SMK are you shooting?
If its 160+, I'd shoot what you are used to.
They will work!
At 30-06 velocities the 168's dont work well past 350 yards and niether do the 190's for that matter. They WILL pencil straight on through. Elk are too tough to leave reliable expansion as a question.
Dont get me wrong here I still use SMK's on occasion for hunting. It just boils down to the right weight with the right caliber at the right distances. Most 30 cal SMK's will not work well past 350 yards at 30-06 speeds.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.