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30-06 General Hunting Bullet Recommendation

 
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:25 PM
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Re: 30-06 General Hunting Bullet Recommendation

My old favorites used to be Winchester 150 or 165 gr Silvertips. Worked well on Deer and Elk.
Since I have depleted my Silvertip stash my new favorites are handloaded Hornaday interlocks 165 gr. very accurate and thump whatever the hit. DRT
They shoot well in my remington 700 and in my Winchester 70.
It is tough to beat the Nosler Partion too,

The nice thing about the .06 is it will take such a wide range of bullets.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:35 PM
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Re: 30-06 General Hunting Bullet Recommendation

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Since I have depleted my Silvertip stash my new favorites are handloaded Hornaday interlocks 165 gr.
If you like the interlock, you may like the SST. Cool thing about the SST is its a decent ballistic tip/interlock for medium game, and you can swap it out with the Interbond for a tough bonded bullet with no change in POI.


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Old 12-03-2012, 11:06 PM
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Re: 30-06 General Hunting Bullet Recommendation

I try to find a good high quaility bullet , and a secondary cheaper bullet with the same BC . Shoot the $/100 and for hunting you can easily switch to a great bullet with no change in POI. I'm looking at 165 gr BT which should mimic the Nosler Partion or Accubond 180 gr. $/50.


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Old 12-04-2012, 01:56 AM
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Re: 30-06 General Hunting Bullet Recommendation

For me the 180gr TTSX is my go to bullet at +/- 2700 fps.
I live in South Africa and use my .30-06 with the Barnes 180gr TTSX for every thing up to Eland to 300m. I have yet to recover a bullet but have all 1 shot kills. I would consider the 168gr TTSX ones all my 180gr are finished.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:51 AM
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Re: 30-06 General Hunting Bullet Recommendation

this is a long range forum so your no doubt going to get answers with heavier bullets and premium bullets. For deer and bear all you need is a cup and core 150 in the o6. Ive shot well over a 100 deer with the 06 and in my experience the 150s put them down on the spot better then the heavys. Id certianly not fool with anything heavier then a 165 unless bigger game was on the table and even then it would be hard for me to justify buying premium or bonded bullets. A good 180 cup and core bullet like a speer hotcore or sierra prohunter with cleanly take any game animal under 800 lbs. Ive yet to put a cup and core 150 into any deer, pig or black bear that wasnt in the freezer the next day. Maybe in africa animals are a bit tougher. I dont know as ive never been there and probably wont ever be able to afford the trip but ive shot enough animals here to know the biggest gains to be found in premium bullets are to the stock holders of barnes and other companys that make them.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:39 PM
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Re: 30-06 General Hunting Bullet Recommendation

Nosler partition is hard to beat with a well known track record.
The 180gr with H 4350 have about all one would need for Elk size animals
and the 165gr for all others.....
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:56 PM
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Re: 30-06 General Hunting Bullet Recommendation

+1 on the Hornady BTSP. I have used these in 180gr with excellent performance ,great expansion and energy transfer. I hunted with my friend this fall who used the 165gr out of a .308 Win to take an bull elk at 460 yards. Bullet penetrated through the upper chest and lower spine. Bullet recovered under the hide on the opposite side, weight retention was about 60%. They also have a reasonable BC and have been accurate out of the 2 guns I have shot them in... also a very good value.
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