30-06 LRH Bullet

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by zillaphreak, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. zillaphreak

    zillaphreak Member

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    I own a Remington 700 BDL 30-06. I am looking for opinions on an accurate .308 bullet that I can use for Long Range Hunting. gun)I was wanting to get a 180 gr. @ 2700.

    Thanks,

    Troy
     
  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    I would try a Nosler Ballistic tip or a Hornady a-max. I use to use a 30/06 and used the 165 ballistic tip.

    Stu.
     

  3. zillaphreak

    zillaphreak Member

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    Thanks for replying Stu! Nosler Ballistic Tip are great bullets. I use them for my 243, but some of the reviews I read stated the heavier grain NBT bullets would break apart on large game. A-Max is a great match bullet, but isn't recommended by Hornandy for hunting.

    What have you hunted with your 165 gr.?
     
  4. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Mainly red deer in New Zealand. Taken deer from 8 yards out to 250 yds. No problems at all.

    I would say the heavier NBT would be fine with 30/06 velocities. They might not be the best with magnum velocities.

    The a-max is a great game bullet. I use the 162 a-max in my 7mm mag, at ranges further than 300 yards, and it works great. I would not hesitate to use a 308 a-max on game, but would probably use them past 200 yds.

    Stu
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    my vote goes for the 155g or 168g Berger VLD and dont forget the seirra 165 SBT
     
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  6. zillaphreak

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  7. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I like the Hornady 190gr SPBT; mainly because that is the largest bullet I can stabilize... and they are inexpensive.

    I also like the Hornady 180gr SP, because they are uber-inexpensive! The Hornady 180gr SPBT's are nice.

    To answer a few questions you had...
    A lot of people on here use the A-Max with great results.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/articles/vld-bullets-accuracy-1.php
     
  8. tackb

    tackb Well-Known Member

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    168/178 amax , if they shoot in your rifle they are a great game bullet !
     
  9. liltank

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    My vote is for the A-max and 185 Berger. Any of the Sierra SPBT in 180 or heavier. Good luck and have fun with your endeavor.

    Tank