Help - 30-06 and 215 Hybrid

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bamban, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. bamban

    bamban Member

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    I have a 10 twist 30-06 bolt gun that I would like to try the 215 Hybrids, I only have 100 count so I don't have the luxury of spending a lot of time developing the load.

    If you would oblige, I sure would like to hear what load works in your 30-06 using these pills.


    TIA
     
  2. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

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    Normal load development, testing both seating depth and powder charge, usually requires fewer than 50 rounds to complete. You have plenty of bullets under normal circumstances. With the Hybrids, it has been my experience that it is not even necessary to tune them for seating depth, so the round count for load development is even lower.

    I would recommend that you seat your bullets so that the base of the bullet is even with the bottom of the case neck or seat them to mag length (depending on your rifle and what COAL will feed properly). Then, do your powder charge workup with whatever powder you have chosen (I would bet that RL-17 would work really well for this combination).

    With a single trip to the range and an expenditure of 25 rounds or less, you should have a load that is tuned to your rifle.

    Even if someone else lets you copy their homework, I seriously doubt that you will have better results or fire fewer rounds trying to make someone else's load work in your rifle.
     

  3. NEMTHunter

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    Howdy

    Did you ever get a load developed for your Rifle? If so, What do you think of the bullet so far? What did you come up with for a load? Did you chronograph the load? Have you been able to use the bullet on game yet? What is your thought if you have?

    I just bought a box and am still waiting for it to come. Its on back order so it could be along time!! As long as it get here before this fall I will be happy. I will be developing a load If I can not find one that has been done already.
     
  4. NEMTHunter

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    Just a small update. UPS just came and dropped of a box of 215 grain .308 Hybrid Berger bullets. I was able to get my hands on a box 250! I will be working on a load for a 30-06 with these bullets. Hope they work like planned.
     
  5. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Every rifle I've shot hybrids through require seating depth adjustments like any other bullet. My rifles end up shooting them best at .010 to .015 off the lands
     
  6. MudRunner2005

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    In my experience with the Berger Hybrids and VLD's, they like to be near the lands, within .015". My Hybrid load likes them just right up on the lands, but not pressed, so maybe .001"-.003" off the lands.

    Also, you might wanna look into the Berger 185 VLD "Juggernauts". I am working up a load for my .30-06 Ackley Improved with them and 7828 SSC right now. Ran out of time at the range today, so next time I will do some ladder testing with it. Once I get it fine-tuned, I'll order a 500 box of the Hunting models for whitetails this year.
     
  7. Shane Lindsey

    Shane Lindsey Well-Known Member

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    Reviving this for interest.

    Components and velocities would be great.
     
  8. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    My 30-06 Ackley loves the 185 Juggernaughts over 7828 SSC. (running a 27" 1:9 twist tube). I'm running a touch over 3,000 fps with super tight ES - 14, and SD -5.

    IT is my go-to rifle for our monthly steel plate competition (1 MOA targets at 560, 730, 880, 950 yards) at my home range.

    JeffVN
     
  9. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    what rifle ?
     
  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    What's up Jeff? Long time, no see. I ended up going with the 185 VLD's in my .30-06 AI, instead of the Juggernauts. Might still try them later on, but for now it's shooting really good with the VLD's.
     
  11. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    MudRunner2005 It has been a while. Use what works! The 30-06 Ackley does seem to like the 185 gr. weight class pills and 7828 SSC. The rifle shoots so well I've not tried the 200+ gr. class of pills.

    JEffVN
     
  12. rcoody

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    Is 0.015 mag length in your rifle or are you shooting a single shot?
     
  13. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the late response, I just saw this post.

    At 0.015" off the lands, my cartridge OAL is 3.373". Remington 700 long actions have around a 3.65" mag box, so yes, I can use it as a repeater. There's plenty of extra room. I just took a picture for reference.

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  14. NEMTHunter

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    Link to new Thread>>> http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f28/30-06-215-match-hybrid-loads-159160/