Looking for info
Here's the deal. I've always been a pretty good shot. Being raised by a Marine sharpshooter will do that for you.
So I joined the Army, went infantry, then Airborne, then Ranger. Trained with some of the best shots at Ft Campbell and Ft Benning. But I always shot an M24 chambered for .308.
I know the Mil Dot scope with that rifle and that round like I learned it yesterday, even though it's been 20 yrs. Problem is, I don't have an M24 anymore. But I do have a Model 700 .30-06 with a Mil Dot varmint scope, and I'm soon to fit a 24" 1:10 bull barrel on this rifle, and want to see if I still have what it takes to kill things at 1K+. This will be my first .30-06 except for firing a few rounds from older weapons, so I might as well say I'm totally unfamiliar with the round, except what legends I've heard or read about.
So my question is this. Rather then relearn specific rounds and their holdover at various ranges, I was hoping there might be a little info out there on the trajectory for this round, shot from this rifle. ??? All I find is going out to 500 yds, and I wouldn't even need a scope for that close.
I realize that different rounds made by different makers are ALL going to act differently, but I'm hoping something out there will get me close, so I don't expend a bunch of expensive ammo trying to fine tune my eye. If I can get something that will put me close, then I'll create my own chart and go from there.
BTW, I'll probably be using the M2 Ball surplus ammo made by Lake City. I have a 100 rounds of that already, and I'll be getting me a couple hundred more soon. Unless you go match grade, this is about the most consistent ammo out there as I understand it.
So, any help? If I had the money to blow, I'd just go shoot and figure it out, but as we all know, times are hard. I'd rather waste as little ammo as possible until I get this rifle pegged.
Thanks in advance.
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