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204 Ruger 0 0%
25-06 0 0%
30-06 1 20.00%
308 3 60.00%
223 0 0%
243 1 20.00%
270 0 0%
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Old December 10, 2008, 06:17 AM   #1
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Old December 10, 2008, 07:17 AM   #2
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The intention of your poll is as clear as mud.
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Old December 10, 2008, 07:27 AM   #3
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Accuracy has nothing to do with how flat the trajectory of a bullet is. Accuracy has more to do with the nut behind the trigger than any ballistic charts can show. The .223 cartridge is plenty capable of going 300-400 yards and still being an effective coyote rifle. The .30-06 cartridge is plenty capable of taking game the size of elk past 500 yards in terms energy, not that I think you need to be shooting that far.

You are getting to wrapped up in what the perfect rifle cartridge would be, instead of buying a rifle in any of the above cartridges and learning how to use it. I have a feeling you are thinking that if you pick the right cartridge you will magically turn into a world class shooter. 99.9% of the commercially produced hunting rifles are going to be more accurate than you of the box if you buy a new one, than you will be.

If you learn to shoot a rifle, and to be proficient with it you will find out how little a flat trajectory really counts in the long run. There isn't a rifle out there that has a trajectory of a laser beam, so quit looking.

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Old December 10, 2008, 07:33 AM   #4
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"Accuracy has nothing to do with how flat the trajectory of a bullet is. Accuracy has more to do with the nut behind the trigger than any ballistic charts can show. The .223 cartridge is plenty capable of going 300-400 yards with and still being an effective coyote rifle. The .30-06 cartridge is plenty capable of taking game the size of elk past 500 yards in terms energy, not that I think you need to be shooting that far.

Absolutely. It's the firearm and the shooter that are the ultimate source of accuracy at any range, the shooter more than the gun or the ammo.
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Old December 10, 2008, 07:38 AM   #5
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I really have no idea what is being asked or compared, but my 30-06 is my MOST accrate rifle to date. It is capable of this...





Bullet drop has NOTHING to do with accuracy.
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Old December 10, 2008, 08:39 AM   #6
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Accuracy

Every one of the calibers you have posted are very capable of making 300 or 400yard shots with A high degree of accuracy. That's what those little knobs on the top and side of your scope are for. Energy might be another side of the issue though. Here is A dumb example- A basketball player may be very accurate with his long shots but look at the ARC he puts on them.
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Old December 10, 2008, 09:51 AM   #7
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I don't understand the poll or the problem. I know a .223 will ruin prairie dogs at 300 yards, and a Swift easily reaches out to 400--as will a .22-250. I've killed a couple of bucks at 350 and 450 with my '06 (mostly, inside 200, of course).

My .223 and my Swift are half-MOA critters, same as my .243 with some loads. My '06 generally has stayed inside one MOA through the years.

Once I'm sighted in, I've never adjusted a scope in the field. "Set it and forget it." If you know your trajectory, and can reasonably estimate the range, the rest of it's easy.

I wouldn't go playing Ma Bell on Bambi with a .223, though. Too much like Gertrude Stein's opinion of Oakland, CA.
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