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Re: Bullet selection 30-06

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200 grain Nosler Accubond...it'll do what you say you need when started at a MV of around 2,650 fps.


With non magnum rounds its very important to have a bullet purpose built for hunting.

The Amax does OK on small stuff but its not really tough enough for 500 pound animals with teeth and claws (like angry lions)...
I have a 375 Ruger for the tooth and claw (and pointy horn) stuff.

The problem with accubond/gameking/sst/interbond/ect is that nobody has them in stock right now. I've considered selling the -06 for a 7mm-08 due to better bullet availability, as well as equal or better trajectory with less powder and recoil.

I have found 180 sirocco and was wondering about collecting data shooting those, and maybe shooting groups with the 178 amax. In theory the POI should be very close. Does anyone do something like that?
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    Re: Bullet selection 30-06

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    I have a 375 Ruger for the tooth and claw (and pointy horn) stuff.

    The problem with accubond/gameking/sst/interbond/ect is that nobody has them in stock right now. I've considered selling the -06 for a 7mm-08 due to better bullet availability, as well as equal or better trajectory with less powder and recoil.

    I have found 180 sirocco and was wondering about collecting data shooting those, and maybe shooting groups with the 178 amax. In theory the POI should be very close. Does anyone do something like that?
    swift makes a great bullet very finicky, but if you can get the seating depth right they are one if the best out there! I would not expect the bullets to have the same point of impact.
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    Re: Bullet selection 30-06

    I shoot the GS bullets and believe that they are hands down the best hunting bullet made. They will not fall in the cheap category for you though. In your 06 you should run the 160's around 3100 fps for 500yrd and in. They kill like lightning.

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