Originally Posted by davewilson
what are ya hunting and what distances are you anticipating?
My thoughts exactly. When I think of 30.06 and 180 Partitions, I think of big animals that need to be put down and shots will be under a couple hundred yards, and usually much closer.
If in fact this is the case, then accuracy is secondary to power, for me anyway. I still want reasonable accuracy, and for me that is going to be 6" at 200 yards, i.e., no more than a 3" radius from my aim point, if in fact 200 yards will be my max.
Take your rifle, brokenspoke, and load it as hot as it will go safely with reasonable accuracy if my assumption is correct. Just for future reference, the various 4350s are top notch for your rifle bullet combo, but so is IMR4064, Re22, Re19, and probably now, the latest, Re17.
I wouldn't dwell on seating depth if you are getting reasonable accuracy.
So, what are you going to be hunting?