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What bullet would you load in a 30-06 for hunting & long range precision shooting?

 
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:37 PM
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Re: What bullet would you load in a 30-06 for hunting & long range precision shooting

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180 Accubond would do all you need. I have 3 loads for my .06 right now:

168 TTSX/Re19/Win brass/210M
180 AB/Re19/Win brass/210M
185 Berger VLD/Varget/Lapua/210M

They all shoot very well. If I was going to shoot beyond 600 yards, I'd prefer the VLD or AB.

The VLD works best in my rifle with a 15 thou jam or 10 thou off lands. AB is set to 25 thou off lands if I recall.

All 3 work very well on black bear.
What are you loading your 180 AB to powder wise?
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:53 PM
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Re: What bullet would you load in a 30-06 for hunting & long range precision shooting

I didn't think the Hornady A-MAX was recommended for bear. I think i'd just use one load for the range and one load for bear.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:33 AM
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Re: What bullet would you load in a 30-06 for hunting & long range precision shooting

I am i the same boat. But I dont reload or hand load YET. so far I tryed 150 and 180 gr factory ammo. what brands do all of you sugest?(as you can see new at this) the long range part. The 150 works better. Riffle is in the shop right now. If I were to start hand loading what would I need. How mutch money?
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:38 AM
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Re: What bullet would you load in a 30-06 for hunting & long range precision shooting

When shooting Matches(2/3/600) mostly use 168 SMK, for hunting a change of stock and 180 round nose rem's as where i hunt is mixture of woods, brush, and fields so need a good brush bushter bullet.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:31 PM
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Re: What bullet would you load in a 30-06 for hunting & long range precision shooting

Look at the 200gr Accubond...it's a great LR game bullet and excellent BC.

If only shooting to 1000yd, just about any match bullet, including those already mentioned, work in the 30-06 from the 155 Scenar on up.

The Scenar, though light, is a unique design and has some of the better ballistics available and is a very capable hunting bullet for lighter skin game at longer range.

You are not likely to be shooting at a bear at 1000yd...?

A 165 or 168 TTSX is a good choice, as is the 200 Accubond for a general purpose and excellent LR load.

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