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Ground Hog load for 30-06

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:45 AM
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Re: Ground Hog load for 30-06

I know I won't be under gunned with it but like you say it's either downloading or a new rifle. I would rather, at this point, try to get a light load. I would think there are loads out there from gh's to moose. The other thing is I would like a load I can shoot at the range and not get beat up. It's a great little rifle and I hate to see it just sitting in the cabinet. My area changed to shotgun a while back and the 06 has pretty much just sat.

If I get another chance to hunt P dogs I would like to take it along also.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:03 AM
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Re: Ground Hog load for 30-06

I've shot woodchucks with both my '06 and .300 H&H. The bullet I always loaded was a Nosler 125 ballistic tip, very little recoil and flat put's it on 'em too...
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:11 AM
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Re: Ground Hog load for 30-06

I used to use a 110 gr. Spire Point. I believe Speer made it. It was a nice shooting load.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:29 AM
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Re: Ground Hog load for 30-06

Lapua also makes a 100 gr. bullet, it's called a Cutting Edge Hollow Point. It works great out of the 30-06 and .308 win. Awesome accuracy too! I've been using H335 for powder, great velocity, low recoil.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:06 PM
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Re: Ground Hog load for 30-06

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Lapua also makes a 100 gr. bullet, it's called a Cutting Edge Hollow Point. It works great out of the 30-06 and .308 win. Awesome accuracy too! I've been using H335 for powder, great velocity, low recoil.

That CEHP from Lupua is a great looking bullet. Any one ever tried it in a .30 Carbine? I'm definitely going to pick up a box(s) for my .30 30 and 308 Win
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 PM
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Re: Ground Hog load for 30-06

Here's another thought.
How many rounds do you anticipate firing at a sitting, and, here's the important part, how far are you shooting?
Berger makes their 30 cal hunting VLD's as light as 155 gr. This will give you superior BC to the light weights we have been discussing, and I have found them to be deadly on ground hogs, even at extended ranges.
I use the 180 gr 7mm version in a LR 7 mag. They have worked unbelievably well out past 1100 yards.
The 140 gr version I am using in my 270 WSM will turn about turn a 'hog inside out at 350, and provided DRT kills out to 600.

The Bergers would be good practice, and a load that would be just as deadly on LR deer. That's why I shoot so many GH's with my 270, it's the same load I use for deer and elk, and after shooting lots of little furrys, my confidence level is way high when shooting those big 'ol deer at similar ranges.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:04 PM
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Re: Ground Hog load for 30-06

[QUOTE=COBrad;726544]Here's another thought.
How many rounds do you anticipate firing at a sitting, and, here's the important part, how far are you shooting?
Berger makes their 30 cal hunting VLD's as light as 155 gr. This will give you superior BC to the light weights we have been discussing, and I have found them to be deadly on ground hogs, even at extended ranges.


I would like to use these round for ground hogs to around 150 or 200 yards. Around here you can't see much further and even at that you have to be in a tree stand. I don't mind the recoil if hunting large game but for ground hogs I "usually" get several shots and the recoil is a problem there.
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