Getting started

Discussion in 'South' started by Smilin Rich, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Smilin Rich

    Smilin Rich New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Hey guys. Like the title says I'm just getting started with long range shooting. I'm starting off with what I've got. I have a Remington model 700 30/06, and was wondering what kind of distance I could hope to reach and what type of ammo I should use with this rifle.
     
  2. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    785
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Where you live Rich? The south is a big place. Maybe you live near one of us.
     

  3. Smilin Rich

    Smilin Rich New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    NE Ok Tulsa area
     
  4. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    785
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2011
    Well, that's quite a ways from TN but maybe I can help. The best gun for you to shoot is the one you have, I guess. Your 30-06 is halfway between the 308 Win. And the 300 Win. Mag., both of which are both accurate rounds. So with the right reloads or good factory loads there's no reason you shouldn't be able to use it for long range shooting. The Remington 700 is probably the most used action for accurate rifles so it should also be fine as a starter gun. I'd start out with a good match bullet in the 165-180 grain area, preferably a match bullet of some sort. The selections are almost endless. Just dig into this site and keep reading. Everything you need to know is here, you just have to blow away the chaff.