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30-06 Elk loads

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Unread 04-19-2009, 07:35 PM
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Re: 30-06 Elk loads

The 200 gr Accubond shoots good in every 30-06 I have tried it in so far (8). It was the only bullet a Sauer lightweight I used to have would shoot and it shoots really well in my Steyr

I hunt Elk with larger calibers and have only shot one deer with that load. However I would not hesitate to take that load Elk hunting.
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Unread 04-20-2009, 04:02 PM
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Re: 30-06 Elk loads

Woods your post with that load on reloadersnest got me looking at that load. No other combination of bullets and powder I could match it especially in down range energy and wind drift. According to the Alliant reloading guide the new RL17 powder is just over 50 FPS faster in a 22" test barrel. I was hoping to duplicate your ballistics with my rifle for my hunt this fall. It is over 2000lbs KE at 500 yards at my altitude of 8800 ft elevation.
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Re: 30-06 Elk loads

i tried some 168ttxs in my 06 last year, thought i might have to take it elk hunting. shot very well out of my "stock" 700 going over 2950 using H414. i've worked up loads in 3, 06's and H414 worked best in all three.
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Unread 04-22-2009, 11:22 PM
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Re: 30-06 Elk loads

Great information been working on a load using a 180 speer or sierra bullet, hard
to find other bullets in this area.
open for ideas on the 180 in the 06.........
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Unread 04-24-2009, 03:04 PM
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Re: 30-06 Elk loads

Iíve done some experimenting with the Barnes tipped 168gr tsx in my 30-06. In my rifle (savage 110fp) I used regular remington primers, lapua brass and IMR 4350. I worked my way up in half grain increments to the point where it was a very compressed load and couldnít get any more powder in the case. I was getting 3000 fps 10 feet from the muzzle and needless to say it was a flat shooting bullet at that speed. I was getting good hunting accuracy out of that load. I never measured the groups, but it was good enough for target shooting out to 1000 yards.
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Unread 04-24-2009, 08:10 PM
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Re: 30-06 Elk loads

I cannot find the 200 Accubonds anywhere. Anyone know where some might be hiding?

teddy12b, have you shot any animals with that load yet? If so, how did it perform?

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Unread 04-24-2009, 08:24 PM
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Re: 30-06 Elk loads

I just got some 200 grain accubonds from Cabelas via mail order and the local Wheeling Cabelas had some in stock also.
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