30-06

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 222rem, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. 222rem

    222rem Member

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    is a 30-06 good for long range shooting? and how far? And if so what would be a good round to use?


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  2. BillR

    BillR Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the gun and the load. I looked a Savage Whitetail in .30-06 that was shooting 190's and doing very well at 600 which was as far as the range went. More case capacity than the .308 which does very well at long range and the 06 should do ever bit as well or better.
     

  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    There was a boat tail that weighed either 165 or 168 ( Its been a long time..memory is foggie) that with the right "load" was accurate enough to say if you can see them...you can hit them. And long before "magnums" where the buzz word...a slug from an "ought-six" went thru the bullseye on the 1000 yard range at Camp Perry a LOT of times.
     
  4. Russ Hatch

    Russ Hatch Well-Known Member

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    A bullseye isn't the only thing a slug from a 30-06 has gone through at 1000 yds.
     
  5. tomestone

    tomestone Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting 165 or168 sst at moose 760 win. powder 56.2 grs. 1 in group at 100 yards. The sst"s grouped 2 ins higher than 165 gr btsp. with the same load. The 178gr A max grouped well too.:)
     
  6. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I have a few .3006 03A3 Spingfields that I invested a bunch(to much money)into to make a tack driver
    the .3006 can get out to 1000 yards but there are many other calibres that wont break the bank.
    I have punched paper with that Calibre at ranges over 400 yards and killed Deer at 400yards,
    I just don't plan to shoot that far with this calibre.
    The .3006 is a great calibre but if you want a rifle that can go that far, go with a .300 mag
    all that is, is a .3006 that grew up and got into steroids.
     
  7. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    i've watched a 3x3 buck drop at near 1000 yrds cause of the 0l'06
     
  8. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I hunt deer and elk and really like the 06 I just finished building another and yesterday put some 200gr Accubonds through the chronograph and was seeing 2660 with 58.2gr RL 22. It was 40 degrees.

    The 06 has a mild recoil so you can shoot all day and not need a brake. There are shells in every store if you need them and oh yeah it will shoot a thousand yards very accurately. It will carry enough velocity and energy with the 200gr Accubond to take a bull elk at 650 yards with proper bullet placement.

    If you need more the 300 WM in my opinion would be the next step.
     
  9. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    KCEBJ said it well. My H4831 sc load duplicates his results, but I wrote his load down on my need to try list. I can't say it better, but would add I've had a 30-06 since I was 15, hope I'm never without one.