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30-06 on Whitetail Deer & Black Bear

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Unread 10-22-2004, 01:23 PM
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Re: 30-06 on Whitetail Deer & Black Bear

I like the 165 gr. in my 06' as a good compromise bullet. I think it would be plenty of bullet for either a deer, black bear, or an elk. I also have several rifles and prefer to shoot 1 bullet weight(type) in each so I only have to remember one trajectory table for this gun. I find a load that shoots well and stick with it. I've found that the Hornady 165 gr. Interbond shoot best in both my Ruger 77 and my Remington. I tried Scirroco and Accubond 180s but they like the Hornady best. Your gun may be different.
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    Unread 10-22-2004, 10:17 PM
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    Re: 30-06 on Whitetail Deer & Black Bear

    My brother and I both shot '06's for many years. He favored 165 gr bullets, and I used the 180's. Our primary game was elk. We both found a load that our rifles shot well, and that's what we shot everything with, from ground hogs to elk. I did dink around with many different bullet weights over the years. It was interesting, but now I stick with one load that a rifle seems to shoot best with.
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    Re: 30-06 on Whitetail Deer & Black Bear

    I have had some good luck with the 165gr Hornady Interbond bulltes , they shoot very well out of several of my guns and they seem to be pretty well constructed. After shooting several large hogs with them to se how they expand I found that they all made complete pass throughs at ranges within
    100 yds only ones I had stay in the animal were hit in the shoulder . Most of these hogs were 300-400lbs that should give you a good compairison as to the bullet toughness

    I woulden't hesitate to shoot an elk with them at all , just make sure that you don't have to get through the on side shoulder , that may cause a problem
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    Unread 10-24-2004, 07:32 PM
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    Re: 30-06 on Whitetail Deer & Black Bear

    Ok for deer and coyotes you can't beat a 125 Nosler BT out of a 30/06, fast and flat with a "good" bc. Never shot a bear but I would want something heavier like a 165 partition. The 125 Nosler dumps the deer in their tracks. Biggest deer I've ever shot was 9 pointer at 265 yards and he just jumped and piled up, the other just dropped in their tracks. Good luck! adios
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    Re: 30-06 on Whitetail Deer & Black Bear

    Thanks all for the info...The rifle I have is a Mauser 30-06, an older gun, but I'll take everyone's more or less consistent advice and get a 165gr load for the deer, bear & elk, and maybe the 125gr round for varmint.
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