Trusty old Remington 700BDL in 30.06

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Trusty old Remington 700BDL in 30.06

Post  MartyO4570 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:52 am

You can't go wrong with one of these. Mine is a mint 1974 model with a big Weaver scope. What can you say about the 30.06? It is the most available rifle ammo without a doubt. You can buy 30.06 ammo at a bait shop. The other thing is that it is available in bullets from 110 grains all the way to 220. In the 60's, they even made a 90 grain that had a very high FPS out of the barrel. However, if you have been around guns, you are aware of the physics of the twist of the barrel. Bullet velocity and weight dictate the amount of barrel twist. The 90 grain was just too light. I prefer the 150, 165 and 180 grain bullets. The 700 shoots these with 1 1/2 groups at 300 yards on a calm day.

There are a lot of wild calibers out there to choose from. For me, I stick with the popular rounds. I know I can get ammo for it easily and not pay a boatload for it. When I see guys spending $65 for a box of 20 rounds, I think of my 700 30.06 and smile.

If you can find an older REM 700, grab it. They were made in about 15 calibers. I'd love to have a REM 700 in Ruger 204. How strong is the action of a 700? Well it was available in WIN 458. That means it should last forever in 30.06.

After a while, you'll see that I love the older stuff. I have a bunch of guns made from the 40's through 60's.

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