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Best 30-06 Factory Loads for Whitetails?

Old 04-27-2010, 01:04 PM
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Default Best 30-06 Factory Loads for Whitetails?

What is everyone's favorite factory load for whitetails in a 30-06? By factory load I'm referring to anything that isn't hand-loaded.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:57 PM
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I dont have an '06 but hornady custom has shot well for me. In 30-06 the 150 grain interlock would be the ticket IMO.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:36 PM
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Local gun shop just started carrying Sierra Game King, I'm sighted in with 150 gr.
Haven't hunted with them but I know Sierra bullets are popular among folks who reload.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:53 PM
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A 150 gr Remington Core-Lokt will take down any whitetail walking in short order. About $20 a box.

If I were going after a real trophy, I would probably spring for Hornady Superformance in 150 gr with GMX bullets. Around $40.

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Old 04-27-2010, 08:55 PM
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I like Winchesters 180gr power point...
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:51 AM
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Only your gun can tell you what it likes.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:11 PM
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Thndrchicken is right. White tails are not that tough a critter to kill. Any "typical" center fire, medium game hunting round will certainly do the trick. The 30.06 Spr. cartridge is about as good as you could choose for hunting. What you need to do is try a few different loads to see which groups best out of your rifle. Just helped my hunting buddy, ER, set up his BAR in 30.06. Had 8 different factory ammos to try out. One would not group better than 4.5 MOA. Most were around 1.25 - 1.50 MOA. The "winner" was under 1 MOA. Which in my experience is outstanding for any mass produced hunting rifle - and a factory load. I just hope he could find more ammo in that same lot number.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:13 AM
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[QUOTE=txhunter58;3619188]A 150 gr Remington Core-Lokt will take down any whitetail walking in short order. About $20 a box.

the rem. springfield core-lokts will do it!!!

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Old 05-01-2010, 09:23 AM
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I say remington core lokt is the ticket for 30-06. My brother kills deer with his using remington core lokt.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:43 PM
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I agree that Rem CoreLokt are some great factory ammo. My .30-06 love the 180g rounds.
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