Sheep and Elk Hunt

Discussion in 'Sheep Hunting' started by Nomad, May 6, 2009.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

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    Will be hunting sheep and elk in high country.
    Taking a new 06 on this hunt have shot deer with it.
    Looking for a 165-200gr load that would work for both in open
    country mountainious country.
    Steep angle shoots, along with long range
    The rifle is 22" barrel stainless mountain rifle putting on a muzzle break.
    The higher BC on the heavier has a strong advantage over the lighter bullets
    cross winds and open country..
    What are your thoughts.........
     
  2. alf

    alf Well-Known Member

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    After studying the ballistics for my last two 30-06's with 22" barrels, I settled on the 180 grainers as the best compromise of bullet weight, velocity, and retained energy out to 600 yards. Either the Barnes TSX or Nosler's Accubond paired with H-4350 will give you an honest 2800 fps in the 22" tubes.