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edited October 2010 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I recently aquired a used Browning BAR 30-06 rifle. It had no scope on it, but I scoped it with a decent scope that I had here, and went to sight it in. I always "rough-in" at close range, and then move the target out in 50yd. increments. I've hunted with -06's over the years, but I've noticed with each one that they will shoot low at close range, and when you zero-in initially, and move the target out, they will shoot high at farther ranges. I don't field hunt for deer like I used to, and hunt mainly in hardwoods and swamps. I didn't pay but 200.00 for this gun, but if the bullet is gonna drop and then raise in flight, would this not be a good choice for my kind of hunting? I was shooting 150gr. bullets, but that's all I had. Perhaps a heavier bullet would be better? Thanks.