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Most accurate 30-06 bullet for 1:10 twist

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Unread 07-09-2011, 11:54 PM
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Re: Most accurate 30-06 bullet for 1:10 twist

For accuracy I'd think the 165-180 grn range is going to be your best. For game hunting only if he's strictly going with factory ammo, try several of the Winchester Supreme and Federal Fusion loads, along with Hornady.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 07:15 AM
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Re: Most accurate 30-06 bullet for 1:10 twist

To be quite honest, I have had REALLY good luck with the standard plain wrapper Remington 150 and 165gr CL's as well as the above listed Federal blue box loads in both weights.

For handloads, I have found that the 165'ish grain bullets give me somewhat of a more balanced load, usually giving good top end velocity with the extra weight and better BC's. Best powders I have found have been either brand of the 4350's IMR or Hodgdon, along with RL-19 and 22. Loaded into Winchester cases trimmed to length and stoked with Win-WLR primers, I have not found a need for much else to keep on the shelf.

As mentioned the rifle will let you know which one shoots the best, but for hunting most critters up to and just a bit over 300# I wouldn't worry too much about the higher dollar "premium" type bullets. They might be great for a once in a lifetime trophy type hunt, but on average the standard C&C bullets will perform just as well for close to or less than half the cost. You also have to look at the cost of practicing, and when this is figured into the picture those $35 a box rounds get a bit pricey once you run through several boxes of them a month.
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Re: Most accurate 30-06 bullet for 1:10 twist

WALSER- what did you find out ? did the vanguard shoot??
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Unread 07-11-2011, 04:17 PM
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Re: Most accurate 30-06 bullet for 1:10 twist

Originally Posted by barthmonster View Post
Your hands-down most accurate factory ammo is here, it contains the swift scirroco bullet...

Remington Premier Ammunition 30-06 Springfield 150 Grain Swift Scirocco Polymer Tip Box of 20 - MidwayUSA

Keep in mind, the scirroco comes in 150, 165, and 180 grain for .308 caliber I'm not sure what sizes Remmy loads...

Thats a pretty bold statement. My '06 won't shoot them as well as the 150 SST's. I'm of the opinion that you need to try several bullets/ weights/ manufactures to see whats gonna run the best.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 07:07 PM
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Re: Most accurate 30-06 bullet for 1:10 twist

Roninflag: we havent went yet. He is hung up on Hornady SST 150gr. And I recomended the Federal Premium Game King 165gr. We are going with those and probably some Win. Supreme Balistic silvertips 168gr. He is going to wait and see how I do with VLD's before buying in to the hype.
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