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Old 02-02-2010, 01:52 AM   #11
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If the OP has a .30-06 in mind, this is a sweetheart!
http://www.allans-armory.com/aapictures.php?ItemId=161309SC
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If recoil isn't an problem and you can get shells from a sporting good store, i'd say go with the 7mm remington ultra mag. Otherwise just go with the 7mm remington magnum, it is an excellent caliber out to 800 yards.
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Swedish Husqvarna Model 1600 Series Rifle. Serial # 233623. {30-06}. Manufactured 1959. "Deluxe" wood stock with cheek-rest in VG condition, walnut. Original HVA, not aftermarket. LOP 13 1/2". Easy to fix crack at tang, see photo. Metal finish 98%. Has front and rear iron sight, front and rear sling swivels, scope rings, , bolt swept back, and side slide safety. Barrel length approx. 23 3/4". Bore has VG+++ lands, grooves shine. $525
NOT C&R until 1/1/10

Edit: I have a 1962 1600 in 6.5x55. Hands down the smoothest rifle I own. A real joy to take into the field. Small ring 98 action, controlled feed.
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If recoil isn't an problem and you can get shells from a sporting good store, i'd say go with the 7mm remington ultra mag. Otherwise just go with the 7mm remington magnum, it is an excellent caliber out to 800 yards.
800 yards is past its' window. I shoot a 7mm Rem Mag, here are the ballistics.
150gr Scirocco 400 yard zero
MV 3116 Energy 3339
400 yards: V: 2451 E: 2001 bullet drop: 0
600 yards: V: 2139 E: 1523 Bullet drop: -31.1"

At the bullets apex, 200 yards, it is +8.1"
At 800 yards I personally would not take a shot on game. Even at 600 yards the bullet drop and correction needed would require a solid calculation. Altitude becomes a very important factor.
A 500 yard shot is perfect. W/ 400 yard zero v: 2290, E: 1747 BD: 12.1". The bullet drop is easy enough to correct for.
Your target is still only a 9" kill zone. Hunting and shooting off a bench are 2 different animals.
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You really can't go wrong with either a 308 or 30-06. Neither is a 600 yd caliber for game but they will reach that far.
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Swedish Husqvarna Model 1600 Series Rifle. Serial # 233623. {30-06}. Manufactured 1959. "Deluxe" wood stock with cheek-rest in VG condition, walnut. Original HVA, not aftermarket. LOP 13 1/2". Easy to fix crack at tang, see photo. Metal finish 98%. Has front and rear iron sight, front and rear sling swivels, scope rings, , bolt swept back, and side slide safety. Barrel length approx. 23 3/4". Bore has VG+++ lands, grooves shine. $525
NOT C&R until 1/1/10

Edit: I have a 1962 1600 in 6.5x55. Hands down the smoothest rifle I own. A real joy to take into the field. Small ring 98 action, controlled feed.
Thank you. Do you know where Allan's Armory is located?
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If I was in the market for a 600 yard Mulie rifle that could double as a SHTF long range gun, I would look at a .300 WM. Plenty powerful enough, Common enough to be useable after the apocolypse.
.30-06 is good, but not great at 600 for larger deer. I guess -06 would be my second choice.
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Thank you. Do you know where Allan's Armory is located?
http://www.allans-armory.com/aa.php
I have bought 5 rifles from Allan. He is in FLA.
Follow his instructions for payment, you can pay for it. If you have a C&R, you are all set, if not- Find an FFL to send a signed copy (fax is fine) of his license to Allan, receive the rifle and do the transfer. My FFL charges $15.00, but some do charge more.
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