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30-06 Need help

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Unread 07-19-2009, 09:28 AM
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30-06 Need help

Been working with a Winchester 70, SS/Synthetic in 30-06.

It had been skim-bedded, pillars added and the fore end has been reinforced, barrel is floated too.

I really wanted to shoot the Accubonds so I have tried 180's and 165's with RL22 and have been getting 2.5 MOA or worse. Tried working up to max loads and adjusted seating depth from lands to 0.050" away from the lands with the same results. It ticked me off because I brought some crusty factory loads with me to shoot last time and it shot them at about 1.5 MOA. I don't know what kind of load they were. Had an FC stamp and the bullet was a lead tip.

It's an Elk gun that my brother-in-law shoots to about 500 yards. Would Bergers be worth a try? Any other thoughts on a better powder? I have some 200 gr Accubonds, try them?

Thanks for any advice.
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    Unread 07-19-2009, 09:56 AM
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    Re: 30-06 Need help

    Have you tried 4350? Somewhere between 55-58gr for the 165. Can't speak for the 180 not loaded for it.

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    Unread 07-19-2009, 01:10 PM
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    Re: 30-06 Need help

    If you have the 200 gr Accubonds you owe it to yourself to try my favorite load



    I originally found his load when I had a lightweight Sauer that would not shoot that well. This was the best load for that rifle. Since then I have tried it in 8 other 30-06's and they all love it.

    You must use Fed215 primers though.

    You should start lower around 59.5 gr and work up. It will shoot well between 60 and 61 gr RL22 and get between 2650 and 2700 fps which is adequate for Elk. The 200 gr Accubond has a high BC and will begin to catch up to the lighter bullets at the longer ranges.
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    Unread 07-19-2009, 11:11 PM
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    Re: 30-06 Need help

    H-4350 for the 165's and 180's should show you better results. I use H-4831 with the 180 accubond with excellent accuracy and good velocity. You can also look at RL-19 if you have it. One of these powders should do what you want to do with a bit of load work.
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    Unread 07-21-2009, 12:37 PM
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    Re: 30-06 Need help

    I've got some IMR 4350 I will try. Can't get any worse. I'd try that 200 gr Accubond load but I don't have any 215's.

    Thanks.
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    Unread 07-22-2009, 07:13 PM
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    Re: 30-06 Need help

    Another vote for IMR 4350 - and I use CCI BR primers.
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    Unread 07-23-2009, 03:33 PM
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    Re: 30-06 Need help

    Not sure if this will help out on this problem. But, nice to have.

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