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Old 02-05-2012, 06:51 PM
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

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190gr Bergers Hunting VLD seated .070 off with 26 inch barrel 1/2 MOA @ 350 yards.....58gr H4831 2680fps @ 4000 ft elevation. Was getting around 2700fps with the 200gr Accubond but could not get them dialed in. Will fool with the Accubond more this summer as I think it kills a little better. Have not taken enough animals with either to really know for certain though.
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190gr Bergers Hunting VLD seated .070 off with 26 inch barrel 1/2 MOA @ 350 yards.....58gr H4831 2680fps @ 4000 ft elevation. Was getting around 2700fps with the 200gr Accubond but could not get them dialed in. Will fool with the Accubond more this summer as I think it kills a little better. Have not taken enough animals with either to really know for certain though.
Thanks for the info. I haven't played too much with anything over 180 grains. The only negative that I have run into with the 30'06 as a long range rig is that many of the bullets need impact velocities at 1800 or higher which starts to cause problems at longer distances. It is one of the reasons I have stuck with the 165-8 grainers but I may have to play with the high BC 190's and see how they compare. The '06 is an underrated player for LR shots out to around 6-800 yards.

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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

Use old 220 gr Silvertips, or 180 Silvertips. Walmart usually has the 180's tho the factory doesnt make them any more. Good luck.
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Thanks for the info. I haven't played too much with anything over 180 grains. The only negative that I have run into with the 30'06 as a long range rig is that many of the bullets need impact velocities at 1800 or higher which starts to cause problems at longer distances. It is one of the reasons I have stuck with the 165-8 grainers but I may have to play with the high BC 190's and see how they compare. The '06 is an underrated player for LR shots out to around 6-800 yards.

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I hope the original poster doesn't mind us knocking this around but it is relevant to the original post.

Your right about the 06 running out of gas with the big bullets but man it's an 06. Easy to shoot doesn't need a brake and accurate as hell. Highly underrated today! Ammo everywhere if needed.

Exbal has the 190gr load doing elk out to about 650 yards...runs out of energy using the 1500fp thingy and deer out to 700+.....drops below the 1800fps. I pretty much have put a max on this load at 650 yards or so. Depends on how excited I get :-}.
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

Good stuff guys. You have brought up some ideas that I need to consider if the 180 grain deepcurls dont pan out for me. I will do more load testing on Thursday. Mike
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

I'm also a Hornady believer and use 117 grain BTSPs in my 25-06 for antelope. I use the 150 grainer BTSPs in my 30-06s for mulies and whitetails, but move up to their Interbond in 165 if I want to go for elk.
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Re: Recommendation for 30.06 - 180 grain

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Thanks for the info. I haven't played too much with anything over 180 grains. The only negative that I have run into with the 30'06 as a long range rig is that many of the bullets need impact velocities at 1800 or higher which starts to cause problems at longer distances. It is one of the reasons I have stuck with the 165-8 grainers but I may have to play with the high BC 190's and see how they compare. The '06 is an underrated player for LR shots out to around 6-800 yards.

Scot E.
With the loads I have been using I have found that the impact velocity is not a problem for the 200 grain bullets. The typically higher BC of the 200 grain bullets will run down the 180s and they will hit 1800 FPS at nearly the same distance in many cases. This is my experience with the Accubonds.

Grains Muzzle 650yds

180 2820FPS 1746FPS/1219KE
200 2720FPS 1798FPS/1436KE

I am basing the 650 yard figures off the published BC and a ballistics calculator not actual measured numbers so there some error there admittedly.
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