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Unread 01-30-2008, 12:02 AM
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30-06 load

We are planning on working up a load for my brothers 30-06 with a 24" 1:10 twist.
Any recommendations on powder to try with a 180 grain Accubond?

Thanks in advance.
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Unread 01-30-2008, 12:58 AM
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Powder choices

Great choice of bullet, so use a powder between IMR 4350 and Reloader 22, set length for magazine and function, then work up. Some powders will be much better in the barrel than others. In my '06 Ackley IMR 4831 is the most accurate, while R22 is the fastest. IMR 4350 was a standard for many years and should not be discounted from an acuracy point of view. I use standard primers unless a charge weight exceeds 60 grains, or the temperatures are below 20 degrees F.
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Unread 01-30-2008, 12:09 PM
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With a heavier bullet i'd stick with the slowest burning powder you can get.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 08:08 PM
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Re: 30-06 load

Been loading the 30 06 for many years mostly 165gr noslers BT & Partitions tried some RL17 this fall it is by far the best powder for the 3006 I have used , for best speed & accuracy good luck.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 09:44 PM
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Re: 30-06 load

I use 59 grains of H-4350 ahead of Fed-210 Primes in Win Cases
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Unread 12-01-2009, 10:35 PM
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Re: 30-06 load

Another vote for RL17. Dont load for the 30-06, but do load for the 300 WSM and 25-06 (.06 case) and RL17 boosted velocity by 200 fps with each rifle. Dont know about the temp stability though.

The 180 E-Tips have an advertised BC of .523 vs the 180 AB's with a .507 BC. Not a big diff but everything counts. I find they shoot well.

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Unread 12-01-2009, 10:56 PM
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Re: 30-06 load

I have used I IMR-4831 for years with 180 BT's. 56 to 57 grains should work well.

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