110FP 30-06 range report & bullet advice needed. *pics*

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  1. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    So I got out of work a little bit early today and went to the range with my savage 110FP in 30-06 among a few other guns. I recently put on a badger 20MOA base and switched scopes to a Nikon buckmaster 6-18 that was on another rifle.

    I needed to sight in the gun and just for giggles printed out a couple of ballistic charts for handloads similar to the loads I was taking with me. It's a really windy day here and it's the kind that blows my pickup all other the road so while I'm driving to the range I'm thinking that this won't be the day I try to hit the 1000 yard target.

    I get to the range, sight in at 200 yards, then use my charts and I'm pretty close at 700 yards. Then I try for 800 yards ok, then 900 yards ok, then I actually hit the target at 1000 yards using my Savage 110FP in 30-06. Beyond changing the stock nothing has been done to this rifle. The wind was bad and kept changing directions on me so it was a good day for me to learn how much the wind really effects shooting at that far.

    The bullets I used today in my handloads were 168gr matchkings, 168gr Tipped triple shocks, 150gr triple shocks, and 180gr triple shocks. I'd rather just have one bullet that I used for both hunting and fun at the range, but I don't know what one.

    What bullet would you use for shooting at the range & hunting?

    Couple pictures for you.

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    I put my hand on this one so people would something to compare size to. Sorry about the fly fishing gloves, but it was cold out.

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  2. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Matchkings for price and BC, but I'd consider Bergers.
     

  3. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    Do you hunt with matchkings?
     
  4. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    YIKES :)
     
  5. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    Everything I've read about hunting big game with matchkings isn't good. It's one thing if you're going to pop a ground hog, but another if it's a deer, bear, or elk.
     
  6. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Matchkings and big game. Always sure to get a lively discussion!

    I suspect that those that make good shots are happy, and those that lose animals tend to blame the bullet.

    Most bullets have their advocates and their detractors...the same goes for SMK's

    I have seen enough pictures of big game kills from those that like the SMK's to make me want to try them!

    edge.
     
  7. was21

    was21 Well-Known Member

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    My Savage in 30-06 really sings with the 190 SMK's.
    .....not going to get in on the SMK for hunting args.....

    just know they work for me.

    wes out
     
  8. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    I finally had a chance to shoot my 168gr barnes tipped triple shock load through the cronograph and the average speed was about 2950fps. I will load up about another 100 of these rounds just to have ammo on hand, but once I get my distances figured out, these will not be my target shooting load since they are expensive.
     
  9. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    just curious, did you see any difference in accuracy with the 3 different weight txs bullets?

    also what's the BC of those bullets? can't find it on their site.
     
  10. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    I haven't done any real handload accuracy testing until last weekend. The Barnes Tipped Triple Shocks they were just loaded up to check for pressure and then loaded at the highest safe level.

    Last weekend I tried out the sierra matchkings in .5gr incriments of IMR 4350. Between 53.5 and 54.5 is where I was getting the best accuracy. These loads had all bullet holes touching at 100 yards. When I tried the loads with more powder in them the groups started to open up more and more.

    I am very impressed with this rifle. At the range I go to there are guys there with thousands of dollars in their rifles and and more invested into their ego's. There's nothing wrong with spending money like that on guns, but some act insulted when you hit the same 1,000 target that they are shooting at.

    I wish every guy had a rifle they liked as much as I like mine.
     
  11. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I e-mailed them about the BC & they still don't know, which was surprising to me.
     
  12. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

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    The bullets have been out for a while now. I don't know how they could sell a product and not know what they're producing. I'd guess there is some kind of reason why they aren't telling anyone the BC.
     
  13. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    they know what the BC of those bullets are.
     
  14. Nomosendero

    Nomosendero Well-Known Member

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    I would think so.