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What Powder for 30-06 165 and 180 grain bullet

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:21 AM
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What Powder for 30-06 165 and 180 grain bullet

I have a Remington model 7600 30-06 that shoots Hornady factory ammo 150 gr, 165 gr, and 180 gr very well (MOA at 100 and 200). I am new to reloading and have briefly read through a couple of reloading manuals on the 30-06 and powders used and the starting load to the max load.
I know Hodgdon makes a Hornady Superformance powder, but after reading the label I wasn’t sure if it would be the best for my 30-06 even though I shoot really good groups with their SST and Interbond Superformance ammo from the factory. I recently purchased a bottle of Hodgdon 4350 after talking to some friends that shoot 30-06, 300 win mag, etc and they recommended this powder.
Are there any others that I should strongly consider? I am wanting to get as close as possible to the factory FPS as possible.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:47 AM
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Re: What Powder for 30-06 165 and 180 grain bullet

i have loaded a lot of 30-06 ammo. h-4350 is an excellent one to start with . re-19 also.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:51 AM
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Re: What Powder for 30-06 165 and 180 grain bullet

When loading for a 7600 pump rifle just remember that it is not a bolt action. Don't try to hot rod your loads because they can't handle it. The 4350 powders are good ones for those heavy bullets in the 06. Look for accuracy not high velocity and you will do fine. I have seen where 7400 auto and 7600 pump loaders had to use small base dies to get good function.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:28 AM
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Re: What Powder for 30-06 165 and 180 grain bullet

Devil- i loaded 2500 rd of 30-06 one year. i believe the 7600 to be as strong , but it does not have the camming action of a bolt , a slightly. over size round will have a hard time chambering. for other powders to consider - varget . it would be my very First choice. i use 50.5 grain and a 168 berger . 30-06 has a lot of good powders - I4895, h4895 and I4064. 4350 will give you 50 fps more. at the ranges you are talking about 50 fps is negligible. if you do want the extra of super performance i would say buy factory ammo.,
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Re: What Powder for 30-06 165 and 180 grain bullet

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When loading for a 7600 pump rifle just remember that it is not a bolt action. Don't try to hot rod your loads because they can't handle it. The 4350 powders are good ones for those heavy bullets in the 06. Look for accuracy not high velocity and you will do fine. I have seen where 7400 auto and 7600 pump loaders had to use small base dies to get good function.
Thank you for the info. I appreciate it.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:36 PM
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Re: What Powder for 30-06 165 and 180 grain bullet

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Devil- i loaded 2500 rd of 30-06 one year. i believe the 7600 to be as strong , but it does not have the camming action of a bolt , a slightly. over size round will have a hard time chambering. for other powders to consider - varget . it would be my very First choice. i use 50.5 grain and a 168 berger . 30-06 has a lot of good powders - I4895, h4895 and I4064. 4350 will give you 50 fps more. at the ranges you are talking about 50 fps is negligible. if you do want the extra of super performance i would say buy factory ammo.,

I appreciate the advice and powder info. I am going to start with the H4350 and well see what results I get.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:03 PM
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Re: What Powder for 30-06 165 and 180 grain bullet

Here is my last batch of 30-06 rounds.
4/27/201330-06Win LRHornadyRL-1953.2 grainsHornady180 grain20
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