30-06 load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by patsygarret, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. patsygarret

    patsygarret Member

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    I'm just finishing up a savage build in 30-06, barrel is a 1-11 twist 28" long. Question I have is with this twist rate and length can I reasonably expect to shoot 200-215 grain bullets at an acceptable velocity and be stabilized , or should I start load development around the 180 grain class. I know that there's no way better to find out than to try it but I'm just wondering if any of you have had reasonable luck w 30-06 and heavy bullets. Thanks.
     
  2. trailrider121

    trailrider121 Well-Known Member

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    You shouldn't have a problem with 210gr bullets. Depends on what you want to do. 190's are a good middle weight bullet.
     

  3. patsygarret

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    I'm hoping to get to 1000-1200 yards with the 06, and any load data would be greatly appreciated.
     
  4. trailrider121

    trailrider121 Well-Known Member

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    go with 208 amax. It will do great .
     
  5. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    185 or 190 VLD in the .06. I would not go heavier. The heavier bullets lose their luster pretty quick even though you have a 28" tube. Just my opinion. Try pushing the bullet with Reloder 22 and start with a magnum primer and watch the magic.

    Let us know what you do.

    WHAT barrel?
     
  6. patsygarret

    patsygarret Member

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    Barrel is a mcgowen stainless in a heavy sporter w muzzle brake. Only have used factory barrels or shilen so I hope it works out. Customer service wise my dealings w mcgowen was top notch.
     
  7. gunpower

    gunpower Well-Known Member

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    A few years back I replace a barrel on my 30/06, 26 inch barrel and 1 in12 twist.
    The gunsmith told me that because I wanted to shoot lighter bullets, a 1 in 12 would work with 110s to 165s no problem.
    To me it sounds like a 1 in 11 might not be the cat's arse for a heavy bullet!:rolleyes:
     
  8. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Berger's chart recommends 1-11" for their 210.
     
  9. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Try the new berger 185 hybrid tacticals with H4350 and fed210Ms about .020" off the lands probably start with about a 54grn charge, when you get near max you should be able to get upwards of 2950fps with a 28" tube and they have a .569 g1 bc and .291 g7
     
  10. patsygarret

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    Thanks for the help guys, probably end up trying amaxes and bergers. Hopefully I can get good accuracy out of one of those.
     
  11. trailrider121

    trailrider121 Well-Known Member

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    Here's my current 30-06 load: 24" barrel

    185 gr VLD Hunting
    Winchester Brass / Full length
    CCI-200 Primer
    H4350 @ 57grs.

    2820 avg fps


    Target at 310 yards shot prone. Testing COAL Next test at 600 yards.

    .057" off
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    .042" off the lands

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  12. hubcap

    hubcap New Member

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    I used 60 gr. A-3100, Fed. Mag Primer, Hornady brass, Hornady 190 BTSP. MOA, 2750 fps from 22" M-70. Was safe in MY rifle. It's a HOT load, so work up to it.