Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

.30-06 springfield question

Old 10-18-2006, 10:40 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 169
Default RE: .30-06 springfield question

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.
Southern Man is offline  
Old 10-28-2006, 08:38 PM
sparkysteve's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Byron Center, MI
Posts: 88
Default RE: .30-06 springfield question

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.
sparkysteve is offline  
Old 10-28-2006, 09:15 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 486
Default RE: .30-06 springfield question

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.

Moose_Maximus is offline  
Old 10-28-2006, 10:07 PM
Nontypical Buck
wisbowhunter2009's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Posts: 1,161
Default RE: .30-06 springfield question

THe remington Corelocts work awsome and so do the Winchester ballistic tips. I use the 150 grain..
wisbowhunter2009 is offline  
Old 10-30-2006, 03:03 PM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,357
Default RE: .30-06 springfield question

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.
Alsatian is offline  
Old 10-30-2006, 03:44 PM
Fork Horn
huntboy3181's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: galesville, wisconsin
Posts: 229
Default RE: .30-06 springfield question

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.
huntboy3181 is offline  
Old 10-30-2006, 03:54 PM
Nontypical Buck
Tikka 30-06's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: The Bay which is Green, WI
Posts: 1,275
Default RE: .30-06 springfield question

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.
Tikka 30-06 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
08-21-2008 09:56 PM
08-14-2008 05:17 PM
11-30-2007 10:27 PM
01-15-2007 02:47 PM
Black Powder
12-28-2006 06:53 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Quick Reply: .30-06 springfield question

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.