Pet loads for 3006?

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  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I am starting to use H4350 and IMR 4350 in my 165gr 3006.
    have any of you guys tried this powder?

    thanks to all. Keith.
     
  2. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

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    I have tried IMR 4350 in my 30-06 and 150 gr. Nosler BT's. I couldn't find a combination that my gun liked, so I moved on to a different powder. I know my dad used it in his 06 with good results. I'll see what he was loading and get back to you on it...
     

  3. Md reloader

    Md reloader Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I have used the IMR4350 with 165gr in several rifles with good results.A powder weight of 56.5 to 57.0 is about max for me.I've not tried the H4350,but that powder is supposed to be less temperature sensative and have lower ES, which gives better results ar longer ranges.
     
  4. blindarcher

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    IMR 4350 is my favorite 30-06 powder, and the Hornady 165 grain Interlock is one of my favorite bullets, I typically load this bullet with 56 grains of IMR 4350. I would advise to to verify any "pet loads" you want to try. Firearms are like people, they like different foods, you can't go wrong feeding your 06 with IMR 4350, just get the serving size right. Safety should take priority over accuracy when reloading. I do use several Hodgen powders, but do not use H4350 because it is "another 4350" powder, and they are not the same. I use either one or the other and do not stock both powders, just to eliminate the chance of subsituting one for the other. There is not a big difference between H4350 and IMR 4350, but there can be with other like number powders.
     
  5. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    +1
    I've shot 56 -57.5 grains of I 4350 in a few '06 rifles with 165gr. hornady bullets. They usually shoot excellent. H 4350 will do well too, but the top charge may be a bit different.
     
  6. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    57-59 grs of H4350 should make you happy. I know many love IMR4350, but my results were not too good. I also have had great luck with Varget or 49-grains for around 2850 and great accurracy.

    Good luck!
     
  7. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I was raised on IMR4064 it hard to change. Its time for the devorce.
     
  8. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Both 4350's is a good powder in the 06 and I have used a lot. I have been using the heaver bullets to get better down range performance and my main load now is the 190gr Berger with 58gr of H4831 @ 2680. Very accurate load. I just could not get IMR 4350 and that bullet to work but was getting a little more velocity.

    I've been foolin with Reloader 17 and 200gr Accubond and am pretty impressed with the velocity. I am waiting for the new Nosler 190gr LR. If RE17 and that new bullet can get along and the advertised BC of .640 is anyway near close that will be a sweet elk load in the 06 at around 2700fps.
     
  9. trailrider121

    trailrider121 Well-Known Member

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    With 165-168 gr I have found 57.5gr & 59grs of H4350 to work well. 59grs is a top end hot load.
     
  10. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    "have any of you guys tried this powder?"

    Yeah. But, if I gave you my 'pet load' and you use it, you would only be loading for my rifle. My load isn't likely to be any better for anyone else than throwing a dart at the loading manual.
     
  11. dmstepien

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    An old shooting mentor of mine loaded very accurate hunting ammo for himself and others with H4350 and Speer bullets. His philosophy was "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Mason swore by that powder for the '06 and put many deer away with it.
     
  12. deathwobble

    deathwobble Well-Known Member

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    This load shot well in my 06 but beware I tried working up a load in my friends 30-06 and only made it to 56.5 before pressure was evident. Good luck
    Powder:IMR 4350
    Charge: 58.0 gr max load in my manual
    Bullet: 168gr AMAX
    Primer: fed 210
    Brass: win nickel plated
    Barrel legth: 24"
    Velocity: 2900fps @ 6600' elevation
     
  13. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    As said most 06's will do well with 56-57 IMR4350 and 56.5-59 H4350 and 165/168 of choice. I do ok with 180's and 4350, but recomend Hunter and RL22 if 180's are what you are looking for.
     
  14. el si

    el si Well-Known Member

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    Yes H4350 is a good powder for the '06 with 165 or 180gr bullets. Good luck finding any quantity of it now.