Originally Posted by ballistx
It is a wood stock. Will play with the remove and reinsert tonight and see what it feels like. But recall, it is very solid when reinstalling the action.
I have seen the warp so concur on the removal of the front pad. Can always build it back up if that is necessary. Not looking for a competition rifle, just want to get it in the 3/4" consistent range.
Will stick with the Nosler Partition unless I find it will not group at all. I am much more interested in terminal effects than the "N'th" degree of accuracy. I have had 30 years experience with the Nosler Partitions and have never had one do less than ideal on expansion and penetration.
What has been your experience with loads for 165 grain bullets? I have always used 4064 powder in it, but that was then and this is now.
Thanks for the input. All good.
I can't help you with 165gr loads. The last 06's I loaded were 180's and that was about 25yrs ago. I loaded up a thousand for my dad and he's still shoooting them.
The 165's compared to the 180's look pretty terrible when you compare sectional density and ballistic coefficients.
30-06 Springfield - 165 Grain Load Data
30-06 Springfield - 180 Grain Load Data
If you are stuck on the partitions you just have to accept that ballistically you are shooting an inferior bullet. Both the ballistic tips and ballistic silver tips are much better choices ballistically and in terminal performance unless you are trying to shoot through the shield of a big boar, kill a big bear, or put one through the shoulders of an Elk at 800yds.
The lower bc's and sd's of the 165's as compared to the 180's across the board just mean that you're going to have a harder time getting any precision at long range and with the Partition, you are adding an additional variable because the flat based bullets just don't stabilize as well as the boat tails and thus will tend to produce more erratic groups.