RE: 125 gr. 30.06
I have loaded 125 gr. Sierras in 30-06 for my Dad when he was still hunting years ago. The recoil of the 150 gr. loads started to bother him, so we tried the 125's. I certainly agree that the SD of this bullet is on the low side. It also smoked deer for him. He shot several at 175 and 225 yds. They went about 20 yds. and collapsed. I killed one with it and watched it drop out of the scope.
I am not saying this is a load I would recommend for general deer hunting for the average person. I'm just replying to the post with my experiences with it. As far as accuracy goes, I just went and checked my records on it. The best group I got was 5/8" @ 100 yds., and proof groups ran around +/- 1". The load was 59 gr. 4350. Noyhing that was ever hit with this load got away.
What the hell was that ??