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Old 01-23-2011, 06:50 PM
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loading for a .30-06

My wife has informed me that I need to start looking a putting together a new hunting rig. ( as soon as I finish my AR). In another post I defined my caliber of choice as the good ole' fashioned .30-06. Now I'm reseaching possible projectiles that will give me an extra large helping of smack down and a side order of reach.

According to the JBM site, with an advertised G1 BC of .588 a 200 grain accubond leaving the muzzle at 2600 FPS with fly strait and true a lot farther than I can shoot and have plenty of smack down when it gets there.

As a result, I have settled on the 200 grain Nosler Accubound. What I would like to know is if I can reasonably expect to drive such a heavy that fast in an '06.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:37 PM
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Re: loading for a .30-06

Norma factory 30-06 ammo drives the 200gr Oryx at 2625 fps mv.

And, the published Max load for H4831 with the Nosler 200gr AB shows 2586 fps mv.

So, it's probably within reason with proper load workup, barrel length, etc. and, provided that your accuracy is what you want at that velocity in your rifle.

In any case, you should be able to get plenty close.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:50 PM
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Re: loading for a .30-06

Here's a load over 2700fps.

Load 10794 detail in caliber .30-06 Springfield

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:57 PM
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Re: loading for a .30-06

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Here's a load over 2700fps.

Load 10794 detail in caliber .30-06 Springfield

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Tank,
Was that the right link? When I go there, I get Norma Oryx at 2586fps.

In any case, I wouldn't fixate on a specifc MV. Accuracy and consistency are more important in my book. So, I'd stick with H4831 or something stable like that.

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Old 01-23-2011, 08:05 PM
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Re: loading for a .30-06

rdsii44,
How long is your barrel? If 24" you should be able to get the 200gr to 2600fps.
My longest big game shot/kill was 446 yards( yes, a chip shot for most of the guys here) 165gr A-Frame at 2850fps. Cow elk broadside,standing still,zero wind,on a bipod with good rest, really knew the trajectory for that load, and I have/do shoot that rifle (has 22 7/8 in barrel) quite a bit. It is because of that situation that I went to a 300wm with 25in barrel.
The 06 with the load you want will do the job. My advice: practice a lot and get to know the drop for your load. My .02
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Re: loading for a .30-06

RD- You do not say what you are shooting at. you do not say what rifle. the accubond is a good bullet and the 30-06 is one of my favorite rounds. i have more 30-06s than any other . i shoot a lot of 168 bergers. for real long range there are 210 bergers. on 24hour campfire there are lots of threads on the 30-06. also riflemans journal . if 200 grain accubond was my bullet of choice i would buy a rifle with a little larger powder capacity .
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:32 PM
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Re: loading for a .30-06

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if 200 grain accubond was my bullet of choice i would buy a rifle with a little larger powder capacity .
I agree due to its construction. It will need a little higher velocity to open up and do its job. It was suggested to be to use the 200 SGK in my .308 Win due to a lower velocity to open. It is suggested it needs 1500fps vs 1800 for the Accubond to work correctly. Just a thought. I would look into the Berger 185, 190, and 210. I would also look for some Hornady 208's, but they seem to be pretty scarce right now.

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