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Old 01-09-2012, 02:18 PM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

Sounds like maybe for now I should stick with the 165 grain. Thanks all. Mike
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:38 AM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

You may want to look at the 168 grain E-Tip with a claimed .503 BC or the 180 grain Accubond is a good bet.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:16 AM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

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Sounds like maybe for now I should stick with the 165 grain. Thanks all. Mike
I disagree, Your bullets did ok as far as expanding but you need more bullet. a 180 minimum in a partition of accubond or something similar with good weight retention. Or the 180 TTSX that will probably give you the best performance. You can also go up to the 200 partition or accubond. But I think the 180 TTSX will be your best bet in an 06
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:31 AM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

Better shot placement will help, but even then elk can move as often as not. I don't see elk being much effected by energy, but have seen recovery made easier with blood from an exit hole. I think 30 caliber bullets start getting good at 200 grains, even in the 06. The Accubonds are working good for me in mine currently, but I've had good history with the Partitions, and the Sierra's at 30-06 velocities.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:13 AM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

There are lots of good bullet choices for elk used in a 30.06.

I 2nd some previous recommendations and I can assure you all will work very well.

I would opine hands down the 180 partition has the most history and kills. Cannot go wrong. The 180 TSX or TTSX is as good if not a better choice.

These will all work:

180 Aframe
180 Northfork
168 TSX, TTSX
180 Partition
180 TSX/TTSX


Here's something to consider too: Dump as much Re22 that will fit in the case and use a magnum primer. Work up of course. You will get excellent velocity and it is my opinion that the hotter primer (215M my choice) will help with that slower powder.

Good luck.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:15 AM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

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Better shot placement will help, but even then elk can move as often as not. I don't see elk being much effected by energy, but have seen recovery made easier with blood from an exit hole. I think 30 caliber bullets start getting good at 200 grains, even in the 06. The Accubonds are working good for me in mine currently, but I've had good history with the Partitions, and the Sierra's at 30-06 velocities.
I completely agree, However most people arent willing to shoot a 200 grain from an 06 for some reason which is why i reccomended the 180 TTSX. should still get the penetration because of the weight retention. But with elk bullet weight is your friend! My dad used to be an EMT and when having the Frangible vs. tough bullet debate he often uses the argument that when trying to save a persons life with a chest wound, their odds of living a lot better with one hole than 2. Which means Blow a hole clear through that elk!
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:41 AM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

I guess I got started backwards, my first rifle a 30-06 came with 14 220 grain Remingtons. Shot my first coyote with it-made a lasting impression on both of us. First deer also.
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