Model 70 Extreme Weather

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by bigsky20, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. bigsky20

    bigsky20 New Member

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    Just picked up a Model 70 EW in a 30-06. Wondering if anyone can let me know any good factory ammo that they have run thru this. Any suggestions would be great thanks.
     
  2. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    Not the same caliber but another guy used Winchester ammo in his .325 with very good results. Let us know good or bad.
     

  3. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    I roll my own, but when I did buy factory ammo, Fed Fusion always performed very well. From Deer, to Elk, to Bear, I was very pleased. (I have a closet full of Winchesters)
    Just went out shootin two days ago, & my buddy was shootin Fusions from his new 300 & put 2 out of 3 touching at 500yds. & multiple touching groups of 3, & groups of 5 at 300. Needless to say, we were static! His rifle also liked Winchester Power Points, but he wanted a tougher bullet for Elk, so he went with the Fusion.
    You might try Nosler ammo, if you wanna try Accubonds. I think Federal loads some too.
    I have been more than happy with Accubonds in every rifle I load for so far, on paper, steel, & on game. But I've never tried em from a factory offering. They're my bullet of choice for my style of hunting.
    Good luck.
     
  4. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I'd agree with this. Even though the Fusion may not be a "bonded" bullet it's pretty dang stout. My wife put a 180 grainer from a 30-06 through a moose a few years ago and it performed great. The last box of fusions I bought were considerably less money than premiums too.
     
  5. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    They're bonded. Thus the name "Fusion" for the bonding process.
    Ya, I love em. Never had a single problem with them with any animal I pulled the trigger on. Cost less, & exceeded expectations has been my experience with em.
    Tell your wife great job, & congrats!!
     
  6. CSCModel70

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    I just got a new Winchester M70 30-06, mine is the sporter model with the blued barrel and walnut stock.

    I picked up some Hornady Superformance 165 gr SST ammo on the $50 rebate they were offering with the rifle purchase. I usually load all my own ammo, but I can't match their velocities, so I tried it out in some of my other rifles and was really impressed. 100-200 FPS faster than any hand loads, and I my new winny puts it in about an inch + or - .050.
     
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  7. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    You should try the Barnes VOR-TX Ammo. A buddy of mine is shooting 1/2 MOA groups with his Savage Weather Warrior 300wsm using the VOR-TX loaded with 165 TTSXs.

    For your 30-06 they offer 150 and 180 TTSX loads. Barnes was bought out by Remington a while back, so it loaded using Remington brass and primers.

    I read an article where a guy inspected his once-fired Vor-tx brass and there was obviously some sorting going on as there was a high amount of consistency (weight, neck thickness, etc) with the 20 he inspected.

    Your choice on which weight bullet to use, but I would start with the 150 for more velocity out of your 30-06.