I`m shooting a Sporterized Remington 700 Action with custom trigger with 26" Lothar Walther heavy varminter Barrel 20MOA base and a Leupold Mark 4 8.5-25x50mm LR/T M5 with illuminated reticle! i`m looking to hit whatever animal i can shoot(red stag, Moose) at approx. 500-800 meters and kill it using only one shot trough the heart and lungs!
Well, 130gr HPs would be explosive on mouse at 500-800yds, but probably not so good for moose. I never did investigate a heavy bullet combo. I had some potentials when I found the light bullet, and it has served all I wanted. Good luck. I know the one gunstore here used to sell small bottles of powder, just for doing this thing.
Not fast at all, but this load shoots in the .3s at 100yds in my Rem 700 sporter with 22.5" barrel.
Switched to 208g AMAXs due to price and if I get above 2600fps the groups really open up... Not sure why that is quite yet.
Tried R17 and could get mad speed, but no accuracy,
and h4831 and couldn't get the speed of R17 and no accuracy above 2600fps.
Many people think h4350 is the perfect powder for the 30-06 case, and I'm beginning to agree, for my rifle anyway, but if your rifle will shoot that r17 well, the speed it offers is hard to ignore. A buddy shoots 48.4g of r17 under 208s from his .308 Win at 2600 around .5 MOA all day and loves it.
I`m new to reloading and i want to compare different loads for my 30-06!
Could u help me by writing down your reloading recipe for this caliber?
Thx very much NorSpecOps
Pre 64 Win Mdl. 70 30-06....... 26 inch Brux barrel
Berger 190gr Hunting VLD
58gr H4831 (work up to)
Federal 210 primer
.070 off the lands. (still fiddling with this)
Consistent 3 shot 2" groups @ 330 yards....cold barrel with two follow ups.
2680 Avg. Vel. @ 45 degrees
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It is just a little weak, all my other 30-06 loads would have dented that steel.
My favorite load is:
Howa 1500 22"
Hornady 180gr SP; COL: 3.25
H 4831: 56.9gr
It is just as accurate as the above load but hits a lot harder.
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