Re: 30-06 General Hunting Bullet Recommendation
My brother uses 165 grain Nosler AccuBond bullets with 47.0 grains of Hodgdon BenchMark powder, Federal Gold Medal Match GM210M primers, Winchester Nickel brass, about 0.02" off the lands with a very slight crimp. That load seems to work best in his 30-06. (I have tried to convince him to use better brass, but he got these and is happy with them, so I leave it alone ;-)
The AccuBond performs really good as far as instant kills at decent ranges. I wish I could give you a more extensive kill report, as this isn't my gun. I can give you much more details on the bullet performance with my Browning 300 Win Mag with 180 grains. But his 30-06 seems to have no problems dropping them where they stand.
My son just got his first hunting rifle and he went with a BSA 30-06 with a beautiful walnut/rosewood monte carlo stock. He will be using the same exact load above that my brother uses.
I also have bought 200 of the new 300 grain Nosler AccuBonds for my .338 Lapua Magnum I just purchased. So obviously I am a little biased on the AccuBonds. But for 30-06 my brother swears by them for 100-600 yard shots that deliver instant kill shots.
"Deja-Moo" - the feeling you've heard this bull before
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