Originally Posted by Scot E
Thanks for the info. I haven't played too much with anything over 180 grains. The only negative that I have run into with the 30'06 as a long range rig is that many of the bullets need impact velocities at 1800 or higher which starts to cause problems at longer distances. It is one of the reasons I have stuck with the 165-8 grainers but I may have to play with the high BC 190's and see how they compare. The '06 is an underrated player for LR shots out to around 6-800 yards.
With the loads I have been using I have found that the impact velocity is not a problem for the 200 grain bullets. The typically higher BC of the 200 grain bullets will run down the 180s and they will hit 1800 FPS at nearly the same distance in many cases. This is my experience with the Accubonds.
Grains Muzzle 650yds
180 2820FPS 1746FPS/1219KE
200 2720FPS 1798FPS/1436KE
I am basing the 650 yard figures off the published BC and a ballistics calculator not actual measured numbers so there some error there admittedly.