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Unread 08-05-2010, 02:53 PM
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30-06 LRH Bullet

I own a Remington 700 BDL 30-06. I am looking for opinions on an accurate .308 bullet that I can use for Long Range Hunting. I was wanting to get a 180 gr. @ 2700.

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Troy
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    Unread 08-05-2010, 03:08 PM
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    Re: 30-06 LRH Bullet

    I would try a Nosler Ballistic tip or a Hornady a-max. I use to use a 30/06 and used the 165 ballistic tip.

    Stu.
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    Re: 30-06 LRH Bullet

    Thanks for replying Stu! Nosler Ballistic Tip are great bullets. I use them for my 243, but some of the reviews I read stated the heavier grain NBT bullets would break apart on large game. A-Max is a great match bullet, but isn't recommended by Hornandy for hunting.

    What have you hunted with your 165 gr.?
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    Re: 30-06 LRH Bullet

    Mainly red deer in New Zealand. Taken deer from 8 yards out to 250 yds. No problems at all.

    I would say the heavier NBT would be fine with 30/06 velocities. They might not be the best with magnum velocities.

    The a-max is a great game bullet. I use the 162 a-max in my 7mm mag, at ranges further than 300 yards, and it works great. I would not hesitate to use a 308 a-max on game, but would probably use them past 200 yds.

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    Re: 30-06 LRH Bullet

    my vote goes for the 155g or 168g Berger VLD and dont forget the seirra 165 SBT
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    Re: 30-06 LRH Bullet

    Do your 168 Bergers fit in your magazine well? I see they have a great BC but need to be "jammed" or touching in order to be efficient. I was looking to get just one bullet weight for all applications and I think the 180 gr would fit the bill. I think I might go with the Swift Scirocco 2 Bullets.
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    Re: 30-06 LRH Bullet

    I like the Hornady 190gr SPBT; mainly because that is the largest bullet I can stabilize... and they are inexpensive.

    I also like the Hornady 180gr SP, because they are uber-inexpensive! The Hornady 180gr SPBT's are nice.

    To answer a few questions you had...
    A lot of people on here use the A-Max with great results.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/articles/vld-bullets-accuracy-1.php
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