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.30-06 Elk Load

Old 07-21-2003, 04:07 PM
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I' m looking for a good Elk Load recipe for my ' 06.
I' ve been using Hornady 180 gr. SP over 59.something gr. of IMR 4831. I' m not sure where I came up with this but I' ve used it for a while. The problem is that the particular bullet is harder to get than others so I' m wanting to do something different.
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Old 07-21-2003, 06:53 PM
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Try the 180 grain Nosler Partition.
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Old 07-21-2003, 10:26 PM
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BULLET: 180 gr. Barnes XBT; POWDER: RL-19; MIN: 54.0 grs.; VEL: 2598 f/s; ENERGY: 2697 ft/lb; MAX: 59.0 grs.; VEL: 2858 f/s.; ENERGY: 3264 ft/lb; CASE: Remington; PRIMER: Federal 210; BARREL 26" . Good luck.
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Old 07-23-2003, 12:06 AM
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Default RE: .30-06 Elk Load

www.gun-tests.com/ go to Tools and Techniques, go to Ammo. There is a comparision of premuim bullets in the .30-06. Good info.
Any Barnes bullet. I was on the phone with Barnes a few days ago and they recommended the 168 gr. (triple shock) w/ the IMR4350 as the load most likely to yield the best results in the .30-06.
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Old 07-26-2003, 02:56 PM
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going on a high priced elk hunt?.....have a good look at Speers Trophy bonded bearclaw or Swifts A-Frame in 180 grain for the .30-06
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Old 08-01-2003, 09:34 AM
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No I' m on the low cost plan. $30.25 for a resident. And since I like meat better than racks I' m hunting cows this year. I' m saving up preference points to go on a trophy hunt sometime next decade.
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Old 08-02-2003, 09:30 AM
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200 grain Nosler Part Jacket. 59 to 60 grains of H4831, MV 2650-2700 FPS; ME 3119 to 3240 Ft/Lb.
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Old 08-02-2003, 09:52 PM
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Nosler' s 180 Gr partician, or Hornady' s 190 Grain boattail interlock sounds good to me.
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Old 08-02-2003, 10:54 PM
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I was using the Barnes 168 gr XLC Bt but have switched to the 180 gr XLC BT at just a bit over 3000 fps . I haven' t tried them on elk yet but I have two tags his year so I have a feeling I will find out how they work .
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Old 08-15-2003, 07:40 PM
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A good bt 165 or higher.Go for the accuracy load not speed.Shot placement is the key.Good luck.
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