Originally Posted by wbm
Yes and No. Yes 165gr bullets can be good in the 30-06 and 180gr in the 300WSM. But No is the sense that there is no way to tell how bad or good a given rifle will shot a projectile powder combination without actually shooting those loads.
What rifles are you shooting?
The 300WSM is a browning X-bolt hunter and the 3006 is a remington mountain SS with the bell and carlson stock. Both shoot right around 1MOA with specific factory ammo (I found the 300wsm Browning likes federal fusions 165 and the remington mountain 3006 likes 165 core lokts). I have not worked up ANY loads yet. The browning shot almost all factory loads at 2MOA or better and I tried a lot 150,165 and 180 grains in multiple brands. The remington Mountain I only tried two factory loads...Nosler accubonds which shot 1.25MOA and core lokts which shot .75MOA on a good day but around 1MOA on average. Since the corelokts were shooting fine I did not look for any other ammo. I am now want to start reloading and of course my number one concern is accuracy again 1MOA is my goal for now.
The reason for reloading is I would like to use better bullets(at cheaper costs) than fusions and core lokts but the factory loads for the 300WSM in premium ammo was not working out. plus reloading will be a new hobby for me haha. Again I was only able to get 1.5-2MOA with things like federal triple shock which is not acceptable for me. The ONLY factory load that shot well was the 165 fusions which were right at 1MOA maybe a bit better. If I can load a premium bullet like a accubond/partition or TSX at 1MOA accuracy I would be ecstatic
I would like to keep costs down but if I have to buy multiple bullets weights and powders to achieve 1MOA so be it.