Elk loads for 30/06

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  1. m1955

    m1955 Member

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    I am wanting to start loading for my new 30/06 rem 700 long range rifle. I want to use the Barnes bullet but not sure that is the right choice. I am work toward a good long range elk load. I am wanting to use the Barnes bullet because I really like it in mu 35 rem rifles, but maybe that's not the right one for the 06. Open for all the help I can get.
     
  2. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    u didn't specify which bullet u want to use tsx lrx etc.i personally prefer 165 gr.and up for elk a good accurate 180gr. Load would be ideal
     

  3. Broz

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    To what distances? No one can accurately help you pic the most appropriate bullet for your needs until distance and impact velocity is considered.

    Jeff
     
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    Jeff, I just got done reading the 215 vs 210 berger thread and I saw you chime in here about a 30-06. I my self am looking at the new 700 long range in 30-06 and it looks like it might be a nice platform to launch the 215 bergers. I just got 200 yesterday. My question is, do you have any experience loading the 215 in a 30-06?

    I ran a search for this and all I could come up with is a couple people that run Rl17 and 22. I have neither powder. I have Retumbo, H4831, RL25&33, Would you load any of these in an '06? Thanks for your time.

    Brandon
     
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  6. m1955

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    I am not sure which bullet or powder, but yes I did want to go with a 180 gr. I want to be able to shoot 500yr at least. I have read that the Barnes bullet needs to be at 1800ft on impact.
     
  7. m1955

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    I am not sure what powder yet, but I usually start with the highest velocity and lowest pressure. Thank you.
     
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    I want to shot at least 500yr. Yes I have read that the Barnes needs to be at 1800 on impact. But I thought I needed a 180gr to keep up enough energy and still have enough speed. Thank you for getting back with me.
     
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    gun)
     
  10. waltercrouse

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    gun)I live in California,we have to use copper bullets in some parts the state. I use Barnes , they have a high price. I suggest 30 cal 165or 168 gr,with barnes bullets you can use a lighter bullet. 150gr is to light and 180gr too heavy for long range in the'06.
     
  11. gohring3006

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    I like superformance powders imr 4350-4064-4831 all can get u at 2800-2950 with 180s that'll bust a elk at that range check out some of 200gr.offerings and get good rangefinder you can reach out and bust them a little farther
     
  12. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    the 180 is not to heavy in the 06 for longrange I would actually go even heavier 200 or even 215gr. In the 06 especially if u roll your own if u have a modern and quality rifle u don't have to go by the lawyered up reloading data just be realistic and watch ur primers and case heads for pressure
     
  13. Edd

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    I'd use their 175 gr bullet and H4350 powder and attempt to get an accurate load in the neighborhood of 2800 fps.
     
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