30-06 loads

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by skandlus, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. skandlus

    skandlus Well-Known Member

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    what seems to be the best load or factory stuff that youre shootin... we are tryin to put together something for a Savage 111
     
  2. 3006savage

    3006savage Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what are you hunting for?

    I have settled on the following:

    Deer, 168 grain Ballistic Tip, 59 grains RL 17, 3.41 OAL, 200 CCI primers. This shoots 5/8 to 7/8" and velocity is 3012 fps.

    Elk, 180 grain accubond, 56 grains RL17, 3.41 OAL, 200 CCI primers. This load shoots 3/8 to 5/8" and velocity is 2820 fps.

    These loads are right around 65,000 PSI according to quickload.
     

  3. skandlus

    skandlus Well-Known Member

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    thanks, 3006... if the heavier lead shoots slightly slower BUT more accurate, why not just stick to that load? this is an innocent question from a longtime hunter, newbie to reloading
     
  4. 3006savage

    3006savage Well-Known Member

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    It is only a 1/4" difference at 100 yards and the Ballistic tips are alot cheaper than the accubonds to shoot with. I should also mention that I hunt whitetails in western PA and long shots are not the norm at all where I hunt. I hunt elk in colorado and of coarse longer shots are readily avaliable. I am going to try changing seating depths to see if I can dial that in a bit further.
     
  5. Showboat

    Showboat New Member

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    I have a dumb question to ask!

    With a Nosler 165 grain Ballistic tip bullet (30/06), what would be the overall safe

    length of the entire cartridge....Since the bullet does not have a crimp groove, I will

    need to measure every bullet for correct allowable length!!!

    Thanks ahead of time!!
     
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Not a question that can be answered as there are minor variations from chamber to chamber. What you need is a Stoney Point/Hornaday Over All Length gage so you can find the proper length for your chamber. You may, also, be constrained by your magazine length.
     
  7. conn338rum

    conn338rum Active Member

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    My choice 30 06 load for whitetail
    Berger VLD 168 grain
    H4350 59 grain (max load)
    CCI 200 primer
    COL 3.30
     
  8. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    there is a thread on 24hourcampfire with a lot of good 30-06 loads. i use a horn oal gauge to set my oal. i use 50.5 grains of varget and a 168 berger for most shooting in my hunting 30-06s.
     
  9. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    My questionis why do you not use the 180 BT it is the same bullet as the AccuBond except for the bonded core in the AccuBond.