I'm a Virginia hunter. It's rare that I have to take a shot longer than 40yds. I sight my 3x9 rifle scope for 50yds. This fall, I'm going to Colorado to hunt elk with my grandfather. I have three questions:
1)What range should I sight my rifle for? 100yds? 150yds? I should note that it's somewhat difficult to find ranges longer than 100yds in VA.
2)What's a good 30.06 Springfield round for elk?
2)Are my shooting results going to be similar enough using a cheaper round so I don't have to spend a huge amount shooting high quality ammo for practice?
Thanks for your help!