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Old 01-24-2011, 11:34 PM
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Re: loading for a .30-06

RSDII- My wife is very strict with me also. unfortunately she never tells me i need to put together a rifle. a custom rifle is good , it takes time to get a barrel, action, stock and a smith to put it together though. if you get a sendero you could shoot right away. they do not come in 30-06 though. roninflag
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:52 PM
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RSDII- My wife is very strict with me also. unfortunately she never tells me i need to put together a rifle. a custom rifle is good , it takes time to get a barrel, action, stock and a smith to put it together though. if you get a sendero you could shoot right away. they do not come in 30-06 though. roninflag
Sounds like we need to take a poll... Has your wife every insisted you need to build a custom rifle?
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:16 AM
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RSDII- My wife is very strict with me also. unfortunately she never tells me i need to put together a rifle. a custom rifle is good , it takes time to get a barrel, action, stock and a smith to put it together though. if you get a sendero you could shoot right away. they do not come in 30-06 though. roninflag
I wish I could find what I want with out having to get into the custom price range. All I really want is a .30-06 with the same barrel profile as my .308

A 24" inch barrel that is .820 at the muzzle for me is a perfect balance between stability and weight. its light enough to hump the hills with and heavy enough to take some of the thump out.

Not to mention that my .223 my .308 and my .30-06 when its finished will all weigh the same, handle the same and feel the same.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:31 AM
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Re: loading for a .30-06

one thing for sure. my senderos shoot real good. the ones with a a krieger barrel shoot really really good. it sounds like you have a fairly heavy barrel. are you going to use a howa to build from??
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:39 AM
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All i have ever shot out of my Model 70 is Hornady 180 BTSP. I've taken 6 elk and who knows how many deer with my load. I must say it's a little over kill for deer. Bullet shoots completely through deer, but expands nicely on elk. Longest shot on elk was a bit over 300 yds. 57.2 grns H4831. Bought the gun new in 1968.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:19 AM
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Re: loading for a .30-06

I am loading the 30-06 to 2720 FPS using RL17 from a 22" barrel. My oal is 3.41, the powder charge is 54 grains, and primers are CCI200. According to quickload I am at 65KPSI and my velocity was very close to the quickload estimate.

Plug that into a ballistic calculator at your hunting altitude and you will see is a solid performer out to 600 yards providing both adaquate impact velocity and energy to get the job done.

I am going to give Power Pro 4000 a try just for kicks also. Alliant shows it another 50 FPS ahead of RL17. If that is true and it groups that would be a real hammer from an 06.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:06 AM
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Re: loading for a .30-06

McGowen barrel (told they are around $250+ finished)
Savage LA $375 Call the factory, they'll have'em.
Stocky's stocks, Bell and Carlson Duramaxx $89 or the Carbilite $144
SSS Barrel recoil lug $40
EGW Base $40
Millett Angle-Loc Detachable Aluminum 1" Rings $12
Vortex 4-16x50 Crossfire 30mm Rifle Scope $219

Total- $1025 with a semi custom finished ready to shoot rig (Not counting the shipping and tax). Price will very due to the stock options too. I saw they have an Aluminum bedded sporter stock for the LA now for $204.

Savage may even send you a barreled action and not have to worry about a recoil lug (to your ffl holder or firearms dealer).

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