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Old June 29, 2013, 08:19 AM   #51
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And now back to our original subject... lol

I have as yet to enjoy shooting a Tika, so cannot comment upon that make.

I have had the pleasure of owning a fine Savage in 30-06 Springfield.
Had trigger work done, and a muzzle brake added. Cost about $200 for both of those. Trigger after work done broke cleanly at 2lbs.
At the local range here in central PA. could consistently hit golf balls at 300 meters.
Hey it is fun, and makes it more interesting than drilling holes in paper all the time.

What about the 6.5-284 Norma??? I have been lead to believe that this is a good round for 1000 yds, with modest recoil..
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Old June 29, 2013, 11:13 AM   #52
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Get either a Savage in 30-06 or a Tikka in 30-06. I have Sightrons Big Sky in both rifles. Very Close to your price point but both rifles and scopes will get you to 1000 easily.

Whatever pill the 308 shoots, the 30-06 will do it farther and faster.

Another caliber to consider would be a 243 same brands of rifles. This caliber easily makes it to 1000 alot faster than the 30-06 but you might need to consider the wind alot more.
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Old June 29, 2013, 12:55 PM   #53
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Whatever pill the 308 shoots, the 30-06 will do it farther and faster.
I agree. 5 to 6 percent faster and further, but is it worth being 30 percent less accurate?

Remember the .308 Win. was the death knell for the .30-06 back in 1963 for short, medium and long range high power rifle competition.
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Old June 29, 2013, 01:27 PM   #54
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I got a question

Why is it the 30-06 is not so accurate ? I don't understand what makes this round so inferior to the 308 when it comes to accuracy .

Why is the 300 WM accurate and the 30-06 not so ?

If all things being equal , Rifle , bullet , worked up load . why is the 30-06 less accurate ?

EDIT Im going to start a new thread on this subject
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Old July 5, 2013, 10:16 PM   #55
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Darrell P I know you asked about rifles but you really need to learn handloading if you are serious about long range rifle. You will shoot more for the money & believe me you need all the trigger time you can get to learn LR rifle. Something to think about.
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Old November 11, 2013, 10:03 PM   #56
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1000 Yard Rifle

I shoot a 6x47 lapua, in the 1000 yard matches. I'm not sure if you want to buy a gun or build a gun, if you build I'm sure it's going to run you over. $1300 without a scope. Mine did at least. For optics a 12 power is not even going to come close to making it for a 1000 yard rifle. Optics is key, don't go cheap in That department. I have a Nightforce 12-42x56 and a sightron 10-50x60 and I can see the holes in the target at 1000 yards. I would recommend either one of those scopes. But they are over 1k each.
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