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If you're hunting elk or moose near the end of a rifle's limit, you can turn the same gun into a 30-06 Magnum by doing three simple things:

1. Using Premium Bullets with much higher BC's can easily turn a 30-06 into a 300 Win Mag with standard / less Ballistically Efficient ammo.

Example:

Winchester's 2005 Ammo Catalog says that at 300 yards, a 30-06 Supreme 180-gr. AccuBond has 102 MORE ft. lbs of energy (2,004, p. 11) than their 300 Win Mag pushing standard 180-gr. Super X Power Points (1,902 ft. lbs energy at 300 yards - p. 13).

The above figures are astonishing! especially when you consider the 300 Win Mag's 210 fps MV advantage over the '06. The Magnum's faster moving Power Point bullets only had a BC of .349 - compared to the slower AccuBonds with a high BC of .509. A .160 BC can make a big difference in downrange energy.

2. Consider Federal's High Energy 180-gr. Partitions at 2,890 fps. or Hornady Lite Mag ammo (180-gr. Interlock Spire Points at 3,015 fps) that have a higher MV than a standard 300 Win Mag's Power Point at 2,960 fps. In this case, 30-06 Supreme / Hornady Lite Magnum ammo beats the 300 Win Mag Super X line.

3. A 24" barrel provides higher velocity over the standard 22 inchers; further upgrading a 30-06 into a magnum type round.
 

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Another suggestion is to learn to get closer to your game and make a better shot. That, combined with superior ammo should go a long way towards making sure the animal goes down and stays down rather than running into a thicket and dying.
 

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Dusty Miller

You must be talking about the difference between a Hunter and a killer.
I kinda like to sneak up on them myself, It sure cuts down on the oh oos
Can't stand to see an animal suffer and it ain't gonna happen with me.
Some brag about making a long shot, I like them real close.........Joe.....
 
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