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30-06 Ackley Improved

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Unread 02-10-2005, 09:59 PM
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Re: 30-06 Ackley Improved

j.jones i had to keep my first gun a .30-06..tweeked it to ..AI looking to shoot 155gr scenar.any load data on that? 168gr matchkings also?
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Unread 02-11-2005, 02:12 PM
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Re: 30-06 Ackley Improved

Made one on a Win 70 action with the BOSS ( essentially a 21.5" bbl ). I fired regural '06 brass for fireforming. My best load for accuracy velocity was 2900 fpr with a 180 with a stiff load of RL 22.
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Unread 02-11-2005, 02:58 PM
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Re: 30-06 Ackley Improved

I have the .270 AI. It's a gun that i had built 15-17 years ago after reading the PO Ackley book. All you gain is 5-6 grains of powder. But it's just whats required for the heaviest bullets and powders like IMR 7828 and H-1000.

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.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
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Unread 02-11-2005, 09:59 PM
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Re: 30-06 Ackley Improved

Bucknutz , I have found that IMR-4350 is about the best all around powder for this case with bullets up to 180 then a little slower R-22 seems to work better.
I currently trying some loads using VihtaVuori N-550 and it seems to be doing realy well with the 150 and 165 gr bullets and will probably end up being a little more consistant and faster than the 4350 , or at least that is what it is showing so far.
My current pet load for the 168gr SMK is 62 gr of IMR-4350 with the bullets seated out to touch the lands , this load is well aboue the listed max which is about 58grs so start way low and work up to it.
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Unread 02-11-2005, 10:02 PM
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Re: 30-06 Ackley Improved

Hey Bucknutz , shoot me a E-mail , I have a question for ya
put 30-06Ackley as the heading so I recconize it
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