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Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

 
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:48 AM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

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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.
No you got started frontwards most people get started backwards! Thats pretty awesome!
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:58 PM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

The only thing I have ever shot of this gun (Weatherby Accumark) are the 165 speer and 165 Nosler Partition. I can certainly whip up some 180 grainers and give it a try and see what kind of groups I can get. To be honest I would feel a little more comofrtable with moving up on bullet weight.

I have a 7mm RM Sendero that I had purchased specifcally for my Idaho trips. I want to put a Nightforce on it and I just wont be able to make the purchase, load work, and field practice, before mid October. Next year though............
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

I have run into a guy hunting up in my neck of the woods w/06, he has a few years on me. I t is big steep country, magnum country as I call it. The '06 has treated him well, he is on the 15-20 6x6 bulls, and I know a grizz in there.
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

I know I am somewhat new to LRH, but I really have had success Nosler Accubonds. I used a 165 gr Accubond this last year in my 30.06 and it performed wonderfully. 1 shot through the rib cage on a angle and it still busted the shoulder on the way out at about a 230 yd shot. Just my 2 cents...
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I have run into a guy hunting up in my neck of the woods w/06, he has a few years on me. I t is big steep country, magnum country as I call it. The '06 has treated him well, he is on the 15-20 6x6 bulls, and I know a grizz in there.
I know if you ask my grandpa he will tell you theres nothing he cant do in wyoming with his old 03' 06
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

I shot my last elk with my 300wsm, 165gr TTSX, I got him but he didnt go down like my elk last year with 180gr TSX, now Ive got a 180gr TTSX load for my 300wsm's and my blaser 300 Win Mag, I really think there isnt a better round for the 30 caliber say 0-600 yards, past that the bergers give you better flight but for me I like shooting no further than 400 yards but can out to 600 with confidence. My buddy shot his elk with federal Premium 180gr TSX with his winchester 3006, dead elk, one shot 334 yards, complete pass thru.
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

I see lots of good reviews for the Barnes Bullets on the internet. I may give them a try.

For right now I think I will start off with trying some 180 grain Speer Hot Cors since I had super accuracy with the same but in the 165 grain.

With the 165 grain bullet I was using 57.5 grains of H4350 shot out of my Weatherby Accumark. I was averaging about 2,848 fps on my chrony. Iwas using a CCI 200 primer.

If I move up to the 180 grain Speer (or the Barnes) will it be necessary to use a different powder or do you think the H4350 will be ok? Thanks. Mike
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