Sheep and Elk Hunt

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

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

    Jul 1, 2007
    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

    Nov 23, 2007
    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.