latest with my rem700 .30-06

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by jbshoots, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. jbshoots

    jbshoots New Member

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    i posted some targets back when i first got this rifle, some were good and some were bad. here are some groups from my latest trip to the range. i think i got the feel of this rifle down, and the mid priced Nikon Prostaff scope has held its zero pretty well since the first time i sighted it in several hundred rounds and many months ago. (although looking at these groups i guess i could go up 3 or 4 clicks)

    these are 4 round groups from 100 yards. sitting at a bench.

    the 1 in.
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    and the 1.5 in.
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    those are with your basic factory remington core-lokt 165 gr sp rounds.

    others may do better groups, but for me these are just fine...
     
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  2. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    Looks good, but a bit low. If you want a 100 yard zero, then yes come up 3-4 clicks. I prefer a 35 yard near zero and a 200 yard far zero, about 1.5" high at 100 yards. With that said...8-10 clicks might be better.
     

  3. pagj17

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    But expensive, aren't they?
    Those are some really nice groups, ESPECIALLY for hunting ammo, from what I'm told.
     
  4. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    I am a big fan of Federal Power Shok ammo from Walmart. They are affordable and group very well in my rifles. I have harvested several whitetails with them.
     
  5. jbshoots

    jbshoots New Member

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    @dks7895-100 yard zero is all i'm going for right now. that's as far as the public range i go to has, and since this rifle was meant to be a deer rifle and i am not a very experienced deer hunter that is about as far out as i would dare a shot.

    but i am going to do some practicing at longer ranges someday. whenever i get the chance.

    @pagj17-naw it's not that expensive. 15-20 bucks at most sporting goods stores. which is about the going price for centerfire rifle ammo thats about this size in my area.

    they do have the fancy core-lokt (somethin or other) stuff that is a little more pricey but i just stick with the regular old green and yellow box basic kind. for this caliber at the distance i shoot it's all i need really.
     
  6. dks7895

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    I would still recommend a 200 yard zero for deer hunting with a 30-06. Just shoot it at 100 yards and and your POI should be 2" high. That puts you in the kill zone of a deer from 0-300 yards. Then you are good to go.
     
  7. jbshoots

    jbshoots New Member

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    pretty sound logic i suppose. i cant really argue with that. next time i get to the range i'll get her zeroed for 200 yards. because you never know i guess...
     
  8. pfev1980

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    The fundamentals of marksmanship don't change from 10 yards to 500. What changes is the abilities of the round. If you are firing a round that is zeroed from 0-300 like these guys all suggest, and you get a 200 yard shot, execute your fundamentals and take the shot. At 200 yards it's all muscle memory and confidence with a 30-06. You seem like you are a great shot at 100 yards, I think you'd find similar results at 200 with a good zero.
     
  9. fatmidgets

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  10. jbshoots

    jbshoots New Member

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    the Rem 700 is the SPS model with a 3-9x 40mm Nikon Prostaff scope:

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  11. pfev1980

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    I have basically the same gun in .308. Got it free at a military appreciation hunt during a marksmanship contest. Beautiful gun. It'll take good care of you.
     
  12. wpage

    wpage New Member

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    Those groups are decent.
     
  13. Khromo

    Khromo New Member

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    I think those are pretty good groups for that ammo!

    I have a 700 BDL sporter, and when I tried that ammo I got groups measuring twice the size of yours. All over the place. I am recoil shy, and the shooting and the results were not good!

    Handloading slower loads cleaned the problem up completely. I've given up on factory ammo.