What Is The Best Hunting Cartridge To 500 yds.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Double BC, Nov 6, 2019.


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  1. Double BC

    Double BC Active Member

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    I know 500 isn't long-range for some of you but due to my ability, it's my self imposed a limit for shooting game.

    The best combination of rifle portability, power, trajectory, reloading components and or ammo selection.
     
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  2. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    About any centerfire-- but I always revert back to the -06 for best all around unless you ready want to stretch it out
     
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  3. Black Hat

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    What game do you plan to take?
     
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  4. shooter7

    shooter7 Well-Known Member

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    For deer and antelope, I'd say 6.5 Creedmoor or .260 Rem. If you put elk on the menu, for 500 yards max, I'd probably say the '06.
     
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  5. jmcmath

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    No such thing
     
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  6. Frog4aday

    Frog4aday Well-Known Member

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    Gotta be the classic .270 Win. Moderate recoil. Very flat shooting. Elk capable. Heavier bullets for higher BC & bigger game; lighter bullets for deer & varmints. Tons of affordable factory ammo. Chambered in just about any platform one could want (bolt, semi-auto, pump, lever, single shot.) Out to 500 yards, pretty perfect.
     
  7. reelhardmt

    reelhardmt Well-Known Member

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    300 win mag.
     
  8. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

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    Any of these:

    308
    6.5 creedmoor
    7mm08
    260 rem
    25-06
     
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    Lowedown Active Member

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  10. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    .308 win

    but honestly any modern centerfire that can deliver enough energy on whatever game you’re shooting at that distance.
     
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  11. tmmcampbell

    tmmcampbell Well-Known Member

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    If you don’t dial a 257 Weatherby would be hard to beat. If you dial just pick what suits your fancy.
     
  12. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim Well-Known Member

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    Glad you know your limitations. But a little more info would help members give you advice, even though all has been good. Terrain? Target Species? Are elk or large bears in the mix? How much do you want your rifle to weigh? Are you packing in with it? All above choices can be made to fit most of these circumstances.
     
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  13. Dog Rocket

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    Any caliber from 264 (6.5) to 308 burning somewhere around 60 grains of powder.
    30-06
    280 Remington
    6.5-06
    6.5 Remington Magnum
    6.5x284
    284 winchester
    etc...
     
  14. PredatorSlayer

    PredatorSlayer Well-Known Member

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    Geez, even the little 6.5 grendel can knock the wind out of something out to 5 hundo.