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Terrible 30-06 Accuracy

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Unread 05-14-2009, 11:08 PM
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Re: Terrible 30-06 Accuracy

Goto,

This is the great thing about reloading. You experimment untill somthing works. Be sure and only change one thing at a time. Looks like the crimp may have been the cause. I must agree with the preivous posts and I'm sure you will find that unless you are feeding a semiauto a crimp is not needed. Matter of fact my groups were cut in half when I just started to neck size half or less of the neck of the case with no crimp. This was with my 6.5 M94 Sweede.

Be greatfull that you were able to find the cause of the inacuracy as quickly as you did. It has taken me a long time with alot of bullets, powder, and spent primers to find a combination that I like. I don't know of a lot of things that will increase accuracy by 3 times but it would seem for a beginer at reloading you have a great story to tell allready. Something like; "I was shooting 3" goups at best and then was able to shrink my groups to under 1" with only X number of days of experience reloading."

Great job and enjoy the hobby. Looks like a good load to start with. Now you could spend 100s of bullets, primers, and powder trying to find a better one or you could spend that time and components practicing and getting good with the load you have.

Good shooting,

BT Sniper

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    Unread 05-15-2009, 01:22 AM
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    Re: Terrible 30-06 Accuracy

    Thank you 6.5x300 for your kind and inspiring words!

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    Unread 05-15-2009, 02:23 AM
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    Re: Terrible 30-06 Accuracy

    No prob. If your not hooked yet it sounds like you will be with reloading. Keep track of your reloading data in a book. It will come in handy latter.

    I like the sling shot video under your name. Is this your video or somthing you found on line. That looks like the most economical form of shooting avialable now days.

    Keep us posted on your progress with your 30-06.

    Good shooting,

    BT Sniper
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    Unread 05-15-2009, 03:05 AM
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    Re: Terrible 30-06 Accuracy

    Quote:
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    I like the sling shot video under your name. Is this your video or somthing you found on line. That looks like the most economical form of shooting avialable now days.
    That is me, I record every type of shooting I can think of doing.

    YouTube - Slingshot
    The David and Goliath type slingshot. ;)
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    Unread 05-15-2009, 03:54 AM
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    Re: Terrible 30-06 Accuracy

    What did you use for a projectile in the short video under your name? Looks fairly large. Brings back childhood memories. With todays prices I read alot of people shooting more 22lr and pellet guns. Maybe the sling shot will make a come back.

    Later,

    BT
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    What did you use for a projectile in the short video under your name? Looks fairly large.

    It is limestone gravel from the driveway. Maybe an inci long 3/4 of an inch wide?

    That is the best thing about slingshots, you don't need to buy ammo. ;)

    Have a great day!
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    Unread 05-19-2009, 09:00 AM
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    Re: Terrible 30-06 Accuracy

    From what you've said in your post your on the right track if your keeping detailed notes and following directions. I've been reloading for more years than I care to remember and have had my share of disappointments. Not to worry, I'm sure you'll figure out something that works.
    Some advice..........start with the basics. Wait until you get comfortable before you get into things like neck turning, neck sizing etc.

    I don't shoot heavy loads from my 30-06, I generally favor bullets in the 165 gr range. For anything heavier I use a 300 Win Mag. My all time favorite, as well as accurate, is the 165 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip on top of 50 gr IMR 4064 with a Fed 210M primer loaded to factory OAL so it fits in the mag nicely. I never crimp loads for a bolt gun. KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS LOAD WORKS IN MY RIFLE. LOWER THE POWDER CHARGE BY 10% AND WORK YOUR WAY UP FOR SAFETY.

    It looks like you've figured out most of your problem, hope this helps. This is a great hobby, and once you get into it you'll find you always have something to do.
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