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WHAT'S EVERYONES FAVORITE 30-06 LOAD

Old 12-19-2004, 08:03 AM
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Default WHAT'S EVERYONES FAVORITE 30-06 LOAD

JUST GETTING INTO RELOADING,AND WAS WONDERING WHAT YOUR FAVORITE 30-06 LOADS ARE.
I WILL BE SHOOTING 180 GR. HORNADY BOATTAILS,SST,OR SPIREPOINTS,NOT SURE YET.
WILL BE USED MAINLY FOR WHITETAILS UP IN MAINE,AND MAYBE ON A NORTHERN QUEBEC CARIBOU HUNT.
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Old 12-19-2004, 10:18 AM
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I use Fed case, Fed 210 ,55.5 gr of IMR 4350 behind either a Winchester CT 168 gr Ballistic Silvertip or 165 gr Swift Scorico For about 2800 fps .
These loads have taken white tail , cow elk and mule deer
Hornady makes a good bullet but some rifles have likes and dislikes for brand and style, so untill you have shot the groups don't set the load or bullet in stone.
My rifle likes the poly tip BT style bullet
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Old 12-19-2004, 04:02 PM
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I like the Barnes bullets. I load the 180 gr Triple Shock.
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Old 12-19-2004, 11:00 PM
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My most accurate load for the 30-06 Sprg. is Hornady 180 SPBT gr., R-P case, Win. LR primer, 58.5 grs. RL-19, velocity is 2700 f/s. I obtain .407" three shot group @ 100 yds. Good luck.
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:31 AM
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Hornady 130gr Spire Points
Rem Brass
CCI200 Primers
52grs IMR4064
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Old 12-20-2004, 03:36 PM
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I have always had great luck with Hornady 165grain BTSP bullets with 58/59 grains of IMR 4831. That is extremely accurate out of my Ruger M77. I dont know what it shoots for MOA but its good!
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Old 12-20-2004, 03:41 PM
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Here's mine....

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Old 12-20-2004, 09:27 PM
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In my 700 BDL I have found this load to work very well at the range, and in one week will be trying it for real on hogs:

Winchester cases neck sized
Fed 210 primers
IMR 4064 powder 49.8 grains (close to max in Hornady manual)
Remington 165 grain PSP CoreLokt bullets
OAL = 3.280 "
Avg group size = 0.9"
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:30 PM
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Not a hunting load, but I load hundreds of these a year-
Remington brass
WLR primer
47.5 gr 4064
168 gr SMK
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Old 12-24-2004, 09:41 AM
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I handloaded and hunted with the 30-06 for many years.

While 4350 is a good powder in any caliber we found 4064 to be a little beter in the '06.

Also Sierra 150 gr bullets were tops. Just tweak the load of 4064 behind that bullet and you should do just about as well as you can, which with a good 30-06 is pretty darn good indeed.

Good luck.

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