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Old 02-18-2014, 12:35 AM
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Re: 30.06 plenty gun for elk?

great info as usual from the group. if i may i would also suggest a change in bullet. you just cant go wrong with 180 pills out of an 06. if your not reloading may i suggest winchester power points 180 grain or even good ol core lokts 180 grain. ive seen many tags punched with those bullets. good luck.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:44 AM
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Re: 30.06 plenty gun for elk?

I am a big fan of Barnes bullets out to medium ranges. I personally hunt elk with a 338 and have shot lots of bulls with the 210 and 225 TTSX. I stretched the 210 ttsx out to 630 yards a few years back and it performed great on a big bodied bull.

I would not be afraid to keep your 30-06 and load a 165 or 168 TTSX as a shoot everything load. I hunt with a few guys that shoot the 165 and have seen lots of bulls fall very quickly to this load. And accuracy is top notch.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:31 PM
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Re: 30.06 plenty gun for elk?

Read about sectional density which is the key to understand bullet penetration. The only way to increase penetration of any given caliber is to go with a heaver bullet. The most interesting thing is going to a higher caliber requires a HEAVIER bullet to equal a bullet of a LOWER caliber. Your 30-06 with an 180gr bullet would equal the penetration of a 270 in a 140gr bullet. Saying all this to say what others are saying is you need to use 200gr or more to make a big difference. Also, at the 220 gr range you are about max for that cartridge. Last, the 30-06 is plenty elk medicine.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:44 PM
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Re: 30.06 plenty gun for elk?

If a .243 will drop an elk a 30-06 is over kill.


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Old 02-18-2014, 11:30 PM
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Re: 30.06 plenty gun for elk?

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Read about sectional density which is the key to understand bullet penetration. The only way to increase penetration of any given caliber is to go with a heaver bullet. The most interesting thing is going to a higher caliber requires a HEAVIER bullet to equal a bullet of a LOWER caliber. Your 30-06 with an 180gr bullet would equal the penetration of a 270 in a 140gr bullet. Saying all this to say what others are saying is you need to use 200gr or more to make a big difference. Also, at the 220 gr range you are about max for that cartridge. Last, the 30-06 is plenty elk medicine.
I think the work of John Nosler and Fred Barnes (among others) has proven that there are in fact other ways to increase bullet penetration without increasing bullet weight... The advancement in bullet technology is why people can shoot elk with .243's with great success.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:30 PM
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Re: 30.06 plenty gun for elk?

I have shot about 15 elk with a 30-06. my dad has probably shot somewhere around 35 elk with his and that's still what he uses today. We have always used 180 bullets, they just seam to work well in this cartridge. I have used 06 to kill elk at 500+ yards and have not had any problems. I really like the 180 grain Swift Scirocco and there is probably no way anyone could talk me into changing, this bullet it is accurate and hits very hard out of an 06. In fact....I like scirocco better in my 06 than I do in the 300.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:54 PM
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Re: 30.06 plenty gun for elk?

Raethon- the 30-06 is an awesome long range round. the are a lot of good bullets 168 tipped tsx, 165 or 180 accubond. lots of 168's the lr accubond, berger and CBT. The 30-06 is plenty for elk. what rifle?? I have shot 8 and guided guysto 37 other here in AZ. hope you got as tag.
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