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Old 12-14-2012, 08:28 AM
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Re: Powder for 30.06 autoloader

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Any factory ammunition is made to sammi specs as are the firearms. Military issue guns like the garand are nade to the military spec of the day.
+1 to ^^^^^^^^ Liability alone would not allow Remington to market a sporting rifle that wasn't compatiable with SAAMI spec ammo that can be purchased at the local WM. Your choice should be based on which powder/load produces the best accuracy from your rifle. The Remington sporting autos and pumps have never been known for their 'tac driving' accuracy. Definately not long range rifles.
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+1 to ^^^^^^^^ Liability alone would not allow Remington to market a sporting rifle that wasn't compatiable with SAAMI spec ammo that can be purchased at the local WM. Your choice should be based on which powder/load produces the best accuracy from your rifle. The Remington sporting autos and pumps have never been known for their 'tac driving' accuracy. Definately not long range rifles.
I agree with the accuracy statement of those rifles. With ANY factory ammo I tried I never got any better than 3" groups out of my Remington 742. With my re-loads of 48g IMR-4895, winchester primers, winchester cases, and 150G partitions in my .30-06, I get 1/2" groups at 100 yards.
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Re: Powder for 30.06 autoloader

Agreed. That's what I'm after accuracy not too velocity as this will be mostly a woods/Forrest rifle. My question about factory ammo is how do you know if they use powder such as on the slow side with their ammo. Maybe that ammo is intended more for the bolt rifles so a slower powder is used? Example as 4350 and slower where I have been hearing that 4350 is a bit on he slow side. I also agree that it factory ammo will be ok I'm guessing they load more of a "middle of the road" powder that is not too fast and not too slow. Just bein curious.
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1+ 4064 and 4895......
2+ imr-4895 & imr-4064

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Re: Powder for 30.06 autoloader

I have a bar, they are like a bolt gun. But i'm only using this at 0-350. It's a 3/4 inch gun with factory ammo, handloads should be better that why i-m looking for loads with a 130-155 grain weight.
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+ 1 on the 4064, 4895, also try RL 17 as well.
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