Soon to buy myself a new rifle and I've been thinking about going for a short barrel 30-06, anybody using one, how are you finding it?
I'm getting a lot more involved in the moose hunting team and will be doing lots of walking, covering a lot of ground with the dogs, so thought that the shorter barrel would be very handy in the tight forest and for tracking.
I would like to be pushing a 185grain at approx 750m/s ~ 2460fps and will be using a mod to tame the recoil a little!
Any thoughts about the setup and potential powders to achieve the above 750 m/s from a 50cm barrel?
I crunched the numbers into quick load and VVN150 and MRP seem pretty good! But what concerns me with some powder options is the % of unburnt powder according to Quickload, is there a minimum percent you should aim for, e.g 95%?
Thanks in advance!