Cartridge Accuracy

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Inukshuk, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Inukshuk

    Inukshuk Well-Known Member

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    Hi all
    I'd like to know which cartridge would be the most accurate and effective without doing to much damage with my 30-06 shooting up to 700 yds.
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Are you wanting to rechamber your 30-06 to something else?

    If your 30-06 shoots accuratly then that should be all you need unless your shooting big critters like Elk or Moose.

    The 30-06 will get a bullet out to 700yds easly with enough power to kill a wide varity of game cleanly , it just has to get those bullets to the same spot , thats the tricky part.
     

  3. Inukshuk

    Inukshuk Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to know what factory gr 150, 165, 180 and which kind of cartridge from which manufacturer would be the best.
     
  4. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I guess that my first bet would be Black Hills with their 168gr match bullet for that range. And I guess what ever maker that loads the 165gr Ballistic tip that shoots well out of your gun , Like federal
     
  5. Inukshuk

    Inukshuk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for following up. From every brand I could find, the balistic charts gave me "Hornady" 165 GR SST LIGHT MAG, item #85154” . Very impressive compared to all the others. They are using a new powder, which gets it very close to the 300 win mag in performance.
    Velocity (fps) / Energy (ft-lbs)
    500 yd
    2041/1526
    Trajectory (inches)
    500 yd
    -39.00
    https://www.hornady.com/shop/
    I just ordered 10 boxes.


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