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Rem 700 30-06 Springfield Bullet/Load for Mulies and Whitetails?

 
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Old 01-02-2004, 08:27 AM
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Re: Rem 700 30-06 Springfield Bullet/Load for Mulies and Whitetails?

Bow Hunter,

I think I was using 43gr reloader 12 out of my rem 7400 in .308win, they should have been around 2500-2700? never checked,If they break up at those speeds their useless with just about every 30cal gun ever made. I hand load for all my guns, im not sure if honady loads the interbond yet, and i haven't tried to find a super accurate load for that .308 yet because 99% of the shots taken with this gun are under 100 yards, but the interbonds shot good, around 1" for 5 shots.

good luck,
Brian Rybicky

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Old 01-02-2004, 09:04 PM
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Re: Rem 700 30-06 Springfield Bullet/Load for Mulies and Whitetails?

IMHO--the sst, ballitstic tip and ballistic silver tip are awful fast openers. Even on Deer. I just bought some interbonds and hope they shoot good. In the brush we hunt deer in you can never count on being able to take the neck or behind the shoulder shot that would work with the fast openers. Plus our shots are almost always at close range. I'm slowly figuring out that premium bullets DO MAKE SENSE --at least for this guy when deer hunting.
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Old 01-03-2004, 08:13 AM
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Re: Rem 700 30-06 Springfield Bullet/Load for Mulies and Whitetails?

Stress test different loads/bullets in wet phone books. Recover the bullets and see for yourself which ones would perform best for your type of hunting. I like the Hornady bullets. In my '06 I use the SST's. If your having a problem with the bullets coming
apart at close range, try slowing them down.
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Old 01-03-2004, 02:46 PM
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Re: Rem 700 30-06 Springfield Bullet/Load for Mulies and Whitetails?

The 150gr Failsafe's that you mentioned will work great. They will definately expand at 30-06 velocities.
For the last 3 years I have been loading the 150gr Failsafe in my buddies .308win which is a little slower than your 30-06. This guy has killed more deer, bear and hogs than you can imagine. I watched him shoot two smallish whitetail does. One was standing and the other was bedded. The standing deer dropped to the shot and the bedded deer literally rolled over dead. This year he shot a big buck in the neck and put him right down. Buck field dressed at 210lbs.
Bottom line: don't worry about the Failsafe bullet, it works well on large and small deer/bear size animals. [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 01-03-2004, 09:20 PM
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Re: Rem 700 30-06 Springfield Bullet/Load for Mulies and Whitetails?

Awesome, thanks guys! Great advice. I'm probably going to try quite a few different bullets...but I have my eye on those Failsafes...they just look kicka$$! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Once I get my gun scoped, I'll get out to the range and let you guys know how she groups! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 01-04-2004, 12:20 AM
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Re: Rem 700 30-06 Springfield Bullet/Load for Mulies and Whitetails?

I'll go against the grain and suggest the X bullet. 1 weight lighter than the typical selection. IE if you choose the 165 jacketed then go with 150X(Failsafe is very similar). With Barnes X I've never had a failure or failure to penetrate. Most deer I've taken are anywhere from 80 to 200 pounds. And from about 40 yards out to about 500 yards. The bullets always open up enough to do plenty damage. In fact if close range bothers you, try 150x on 140 pound deer. Both culls shot within 50 yards. Both exits a lot larger than I care for, on the order of 3 inch exits. Try the expansion of average exits past 200 yards are on the order of 50cent to silver dollar sized. Plenty good, plus never have recovered a bullet from a deer kill.

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Old 01-04-2004, 06:30 AM
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Re: Rem 700 30-06 Springfield Bullet/Load for Mulies and Whitetails?

Rost495,

I tried the Barnes X bullets in my .308 but could not get them to group the way I know the gun can shoot. What bullet/load combination did you use?

I saw H-bar hit a crow at just over 300 yards the other day. Outstanding display of marksmenship!!
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