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Unread 11-11-2009, 03:00 AM
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30-06 loads

what seems to be the best load or factory stuff that youre shootin... we are tryin to put together something for a Savage 111
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    Unread 11-11-2009, 10:55 AM
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    Re: 30-06 loads

    Depends on what are you hunting for?

    I have settled on the following:

    Deer, 168 grain Ballistic Tip, 59 grains RL 17, 3.41 OAL, 200 CCI primers. This shoots 5/8 to 7/8" and velocity is 3012 fps.

    Elk, 180 grain accubond, 56 grains RL17, 3.41 OAL, 200 CCI primers. This load shoots 3/8 to 5/8" and velocity is 2820 fps.

    These loads are right around 65,000 PSI according to quickload.
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    Unread 11-11-2009, 11:15 AM
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    Re: 30-06 loads

    thanks, 3006... if the heavier lead shoots slightly slower BUT more accurate, why not just stick to that load? this is an innocent question from a longtime hunter, newbie to reloading
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    Unread 11-11-2009, 11:37 AM
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    Re: 30-06 loads

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    thanks, 3006... if the heavier lead shoots slightly slower BUT more accurate, why not just stick to that load? this is an innocent question from a longtime hunter, newbie to reloading
    It is only a 1/4" difference at 100 yards and the Ballistic tips are alot cheaper than the accubonds to shoot with. I should also mention that I hunt whitetails in western PA and long shots are not the norm at all where I hunt. I hunt elk in colorado and of coarse longer shots are readily avaliable. I am going to try changing seating depths to see if I can dial that in a bit further.
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    Unread 12-02-2010, 09:08 PM
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    Re: 30-06 loads

    I have a dumb question to ask!

    With a Nosler 165 grain Ballistic tip bullet (30/06), what would be the overall safe

    length of the entire cartridge....Since the bullet does not have a crimp groove, I will

    need to measure every bullet for correct allowable length!!!

    Thanks ahead of time!!
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    Unread 12-03-2010, 07:23 AM
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    Re: 30-06 loads

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    I have a dumb question to ask!

    With a Nosler 165 grain Ballistic tip bullet (30/06), what would be the overall safe

    length of the entire cartridge....Since the bullet does not have a crimp groove, I will

    need to measure every bullet for correct allowable length!!!

    Thanks ahead of time!!
    Not a question that can be answered as there are minor variations from chamber to chamber. What you need is a Stoney Point/Hornaday Over All Length gage so you can find the proper length for your chamber. You may, also, be constrained by your magazine length.
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    Unread 12-03-2010, 08:03 AM
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    Re: 30-06 loads

    My choice 30 06 load for whitetail
    Berger VLD 168 grain
    H4350 59 grain (max load)
    CCI 200 primer
    COL 3.30
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