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30-06, 168 Sierra Match King, imr 4350

 
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Old 07-14-2004, 07:34 PM
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30-06, 168 Sierra Match King, imr 4350

Looking for load info from Sierra (don't own that load manual yet).

Planning on using IMR 4350, along with a 168 SMK in a 30-06, using R-P cases. Can someone supply suggested Starting, and suggested Max for this this combination?

Is there a particular powder that shined in your 30-06 using SMK's?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-14-2004, 08:09 PM
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Re: 30-06, 168 Sierra Match King, imr 4350

I use a 30-06 for my long-range target shooting. I shoot a 190 SMK in front of 56.2 grs. of H4350. Not sure how far off the lands, they are 3.385 OAL (to the tip of the bullet). I have not tried anything else yet. This was the load that the guy I bought the gun from used. I shot a 6 inch 3 shot group at 1000 yards the other day and it shoots 5 into 1/2 inch all day long at 100. I know this wasnt the exact data you were looking for, but just though I'd thow in my .02 worth.
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Old 07-15-2004, 07:40 AM
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Re: 30-06, 168 Sierra Match King, imr 4350

yep, 50.0 gr. of RL 15 is excellent in both of my 06 Sako 75's. 1/2 MOA.

Also, 50.0 gr. of IMR 4064 is also outstanding. I've done lots of 06 load testing and these two powders always seem to shine over the 4350's in my rifles, at least. good luck.
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:38 AM
 
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Re: 30-06, 168 Sierra Match King, imr 4350

From Sierra's manual:

OAL = 3.340"
26" universal receiver:

IMR-4350

MIN. = 48.7 gr. (2400 fps)(86% by volume)

MAX. = 55.7 gr. (2800 fps)(98.5% by volume)

Favorite powder for that case is V V N-550.
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:54 PM
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Re: 30-06, 168 Sierra Match King, imr 4350

S00000, 190's seem to be the ticket for a 30-06 then?

So far, all I have is a bunch of once fired REM cases, and some 168gr and 200gr smk's from a .308 and 300 RUM project respectively. Never tried the 168's in the 300 yet, the 200's foul bad enough.

Back to the 30-06 - please share your pet primer/powder/bullet combo that worked for you.

Thanks!
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:23 PM
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Re: 30-06, 168 Sierra Match King, imr 4350

You guys using the 30-06 for a target rifle: There is a guy that posts on snipersparadise.com that has used a 30-06 for his 1000 yard rifle for a long time. He absolutely swears by RL22 under a 190 grain SMK with lapua cases.
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Re: 30-06, 168 Sierra Match King, imr 4350

All of those are great loads "because the 06 has a spread of loads and because it is a great weapon". I am currently using varget and w852 because i have large amount.
The issue is that i can find a load from these that my 06 likes. I will be patient and find it. My 308 likes varget powder from 125gr to 168gr. Bullets. These are for my benchrest loading.>>>chaz
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