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Long Range Elk Rifle

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Unread 04-23-2009, 10:59 PM
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Re: Long Range Elk Rifle

I don't know Clark but I can't get those numbers down that low @ my elevation, I came out with it doing 30moa drop, 6moa windage,1600fps. That should kill an elk.
That is a tough shot that I could frankly, not make but there are some that can and do.

My dad has an old Winchester 30-06 that he was wanting to make into something different, we were thinking 6.5-06AI or 30-06AI. Sticking with a 30-06 based case will keep you from having to deal with magazine issues. I know it is no fun but inside 500 yrd the old 30-06 is really good stuff. We stoked my dads with some 210 Bergers and it really liked them.
The 300WSM and the 300RUM seem to be real popular around here also, I am trying to get my hand on a used 300 RUM so I could put together a 338 EDGE.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 07:51 AM
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Re: Long Range Elk Rifle

I have a 308 now so I really don't need the 30-06. I just want something different, and instead of trading it on a new rifle I figured I'd do something with it since it was my first ever gun that I bought. I've been trying to find drop charts for the 338-06, but can't find any. Does anyone know how much drop it will have if its' sighted in @ 100 yd shooting either 225 or 250gr bullets?
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Unread 04-24-2009, 08:26 AM
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Re: Long Range Elk Rifle

For the trajectories I use JBM on line and I have LoadBase2.0. I use JBM alot for quick checking something. http://www.eskimo.com/~jbm/cgi-bin/jbmtraj-5.0.cgi

I go to Reloaders Nest for the info, you can see what others have been getting with a particular load and caliber The Rifle Section @ www.reloadersnest.com.

Last year I started getting into dialing up for longer shots and I used the JBM card calculator for my 22-250 and it worked great for deer hunting. It prints out a small card that I tape to my stock.

I don't know if it exists but a 338-06AI might be kinda cool and get just a little more punch.
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