remington 700 in 30/06

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Tunicabuck, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Tunicabuck

    Tunicabuck Member

    Jan 2, 2013
    I have a remington 700 sps in 30/06. Does anyone here shoot the 30/06 for long range shooting? I am looking to shoot 200-500 yds. I have a nightforce 3.5x15x50 mounted on it. Any suggestions for ammo on this gun? I normally shoot Hornady 165 grain ballistic tip. I use it for deer hunting.
  2. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    Do you reload? I like a 150 grain Nosler BT in my 700 30-06 and shoot Win 760 as a powder. It shoots five shot groups that you can cover with a dime out of my stock gun at 100 yards, and I have harvested deer with it to just past 400 yards. The BT's put them down hard, just wish the B.C. was better...
  3. Wlhofer

    Wlhofer Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    I shoot a rem 700 30/06 using 168gr berger imr 4895 50.5gr 2880 f/s
    3/8 at 100 yards that has alot of kick out to 500 600 yards
  4. cazador1022

    cazador1022 Active Member

    Apr 16, 2011
    I also have the same setup. I was wondering of which factory ammo you all would recommend for 600 to 800 ydsgun)for AOUDAD
  5. el si

    el si Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    For 200-500 yds a 30-06 is fine.
    I have a Rem 700 SPS in 30-06 and use it as my primary deer rifle. I shoot it at all ranges out to 1000 yards. I shoot Nosler 168gr Ballistic Tips as my main bullet for 500 yds and in and 175gr BTHP bullets for farther shots.

    I have a Vortex Diamondback 3-9x40 and use the BDC dots with the Ballistic Tips and dial turrets for the long range bullet.
  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    Try the same ammo in the 180gr interbond or interlock and see how it shoots for you.

    If you can shoot 1 MOA at 100yds with the rifle and a given load you can be more than capable at the ranges you are talking about with a little practice.

    Before going any further though I'd say go a good pillar and action bedding and free float the barrel.

    Till you do that you won't know how capable the rifle really is.
  7. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Tunic- it does not say where you are. you do not say how it shoots at 100 yards. that is a great scope. The 30-06 is an excellent long range cartridge. If you go to riflemansjournal ; German' has shot the 30-06 at long range extensively. i shoot 50.5 grains of varget and a 168 berger in my remington 700s . there are other good bullets and loads. If the barrel is as good the scope, you are great shape. roninflag