Bought any guns lately? What did you buy?
No, it is not a 1000 yrd elk rifle, though it easily could be. I have a 900 yrd range at my farm and access to to a 1200yrd range. I shoot very frequently at the 700 to 900 yrd distances to maintain my skill sets. As for elk, mules, prongs, and whitetail I prefer to be inside of 500. Shooting over my chrony at 500 yrds yielded an average speed of 3345 at the muzzle and 2110fps at 500 yrds. That equates to almost 1700 foot pounds of energy with a Barnes 140 gr TSX (at 500 yrds). At 1700#, that easily delivers a deathly punch and the scaled data from that would put that bullet at more than enough energy to blow through bone at 1000yrds. All a matter of knowing what and how to use it.
The receiver is a 1943 Springfield, it was re-barreled in 1954 with a Springfield barrel, I took it all apart and found that it also has a Springfield bolt, trigger assembly, hammer, op rod, and it has new CMP wood on it.
It has been a hoot to shoot, and looking to reload for it.