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Old 10-13-2011, 02:37 AM   #11
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i've owned 2 remington 700's myself. ended up selling my first one whilst i was unemployed.

i got 700P a few years ago though. i love it. i shoot it from 100 to 1000 yards and everything in between. never had a problem
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I understand that a 30-06 round will cost a decent price. I think a regular box of remington 180 grains (not sure if its fmjs or what) is around $18 or so at Walmart where I'm at. But I've heard nothing but good things about the model 700.
You can buy 165 federal power shocks for like $15.95. The 165's will any deer in the dirt in a hurry to. So you dont need some whopping chunk of lead. Its your choice though. A good piece of advice if get the gun play around with ammo and find something you like.
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i've owned 2 remington 700's myself. ended up selling my first one whilst i was unemployed.

i got 700P a few years ago though. i love it. i shoot it from 100 to 1000 yards and everything in between. never had a problem
Nice. How big of a scope do you use for your 1000 yard shots?
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You can buy 165 federal power shocks for like $15.95. The 165's will any deer in the dirt in a hurry to. So you dont need some whopping chunk of lead. Its your choice though. A good piece of advice if get the gun play around with ammo and find something you like.
Wow. Sounds awesome. Anyone have an idea of the "range" of grains available for the -06?
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You can buy 165 federal power shocks for like $15.95. The 165's will any deer in the dirt in a hurry to. So you dont need some whopping chunk of lead. Its your choice though. A good piece of advice if get the gun play around with ammo and find something you like.
Wow. That's not that bad of a price either. Anyone have an idea of the "range" of grains for the -06
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Wow. That's not that bad of a price either. Anyone have an idea of the "range" of grains for the -06
Depends on if your shooting factory ammo or reloads. Factories as far I member are only 165 and 180s. Some companies you can special order different weights in though. Hornady and nosler are the to that I can think of off the top of my head. Before you go that route id experiment some with the gun and ammo you can find easily. Also find someone you trust to reload some for you to play with, that is if you dont already reload yourself.
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Also the 06 doeant kick to badly and it can accurately, in the hands of someone who is a fairly good shot, shoot 400 yards easily. You also have to know your bullets trajectory and bullet coefficient though to do that. An 06 bulllet has a pretty high arcing trajectory that can be kinda tricky sometimes.

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You can get 55gr accelerators up to 220 gr. You probably won't find a caliber that has more bullet choice. Expense wise it is on the low end of popular deer rounds. You can get milsurp ammo pretty cheap on line. I shoot 150gr and 165gr most of all. I like to stay with the same ammo for ground hogs as for deer, that eliminates having to know the ballistics of a lot of differant bullets. Iusually sight in at 1 inch high at 100 yds. That puts me on pretty well anywhere within 250 yds. Bullet design is probably more important than weight when hunting with it.
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Nice. How big of a scope do you use for your 1000 yard shots?
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all i will/can add is that there is a REASON the 30-06 springfield is THE most popular center fire cartridge in America and HAS been for a LONG time.

I know i love mine.
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