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.30-06 springfield question

Old 10-18-2006, 10:40 PM
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I have rem 742 108gr PSP does enough damage but rarely goes through.180gr SP is total destrustion of alot of meat.I did not like the 150gr PSP little damage.
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Old 10-28-2006, 08:38 PM
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I've had great luck with Winchest Ballistic Silvertips in 150 grain. I reccomend buying a box of a few brands and see what shoots best our ot your gun.
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Old 10-28-2006, 09:15 PM
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I've had great luck with Remington's Managed Recoil ammunition.

125-grain bullet, very pleasant to shoot, knocks down deer just fine.

It's what I used on this buck just last weekend.



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Old 10-28-2006, 10:07 PM
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THe remington Corelocts work awsome and so do the Winchester ballistic tips. I use the 150 grain..
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:03 PM
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Is this your first rifle? Don't forget to clean your rifle "as needed." My rifle needs to be cleaned every time I return to the house after shooting it. Other people may have different "as needed" cycles. Get a good solid brass cleaning rod, brass brushes for .30 cal barrel, copper remover solution to get the copper fouling left in the barrel by the copper jacketed bullets, patches, and gun oil. Ask someone at the shop or on this forum how to clean your rifle. Excuse me if this is already known to you -- I'm not meaning to be condescending.

You may find that different .30-06 loads shoot differently in your rifle. For example, Remington 150 grain corelokt .30-06 rounds may shoot very accurately in your rifle while Federal 150 grain Nosler Partitions shoot very inaccurately in your rifle. Try at least three different cartridges. Shoot five shots of each kind of ammo at a target -- different target for each ammo to keep results separate. Which set of five shots is the most compact group? Use this ammunition. If the cluster of five shots is not less than two inches when shooting at 100 yards, you should try yet other ammuntion types.

150 grain bullets are plenty enough for deer, but 165 grain and 180 grain bullets also work just fine for deer and do not overly damage the meat. I would shoot the ammo that worked best for my rifle. I use 180 grain Remington corelokt for deer in my .30-06 because they shoot accurately in my rifle.

Be advised that diffeent ammunition is likely to shoot to different aimpoints. If you change your ammunition, you will need to sight in your rifle again.

Good luck.
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:44 PM
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I prefer to use hornandy's 150 grain bullets. They seem to shoot very accurately out of my 30-06. I've shot consistent groups out to 250 yards with them.
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Old 10-30-2006, 03:54 PM
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I dont use anything but 180 grain corelokts in my rifle. I have had great luck with them holding together on the deer I have shot.
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