Sierra gameking 165 gr 30-06 load

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  1. devon

    devon Member

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    Hi All,
    Any suggestions for a load please?
    I have purchased IMR 4350 powder to load the above.
    The 2nd edition lee modern reloading states between 51.8-54.0 grains.
    But i have found that the data on the IMR site states you could start between 56.0-60.0gr
    Going to be used in my Browning X-Bolt.
    I am a little confused and when it comes to reloading that is not where i want to be.
    Cheers
    Richard
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    i have loaded up to 59.5 in mine.
     

  3. MSU Marksman

    MSU Marksman Well-Known Member

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    I know it's slow, but I've been using 53gr of IMR 4350 behind a 165 Sierra HPBT Gameking. That sends them along at 2650 fps from my 24" barrel, but I'm more impressed with the accuracy than anything else. From looking at my manuals, you should be able to work up to a 60gr compressed load and still be within standard pressures.
     
  4. trailrider121

    trailrider121 Well-Known Member

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    30-06 165 gr load use 57 to 57.5 grs of IMR 4350. This load should be under MOA. Please work up to this load as its MAX load. Around 2800 -2850 fps in 22" barrel.
     
  5. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    I've gone with 58.0gr's of IMR 4350 in my old 06's... using 168gr & 165gr Sierra bullets... I found near the max seems to give the best performance, velocity and accuracy in the 06's rifles. At any rate you've got the right powder.
    Good luck
    436
     
  6. JStordahl

    JStordahl Member

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    I found 56 grs. IMR4350 with the 165 gr. Sierra GK works well in my Model 70 or 57 grs. of H4350. This is with Winchester brass and CCI 200s. Both loads run mid 2830-2850 ft/sec. in my rifle.
     
  7. jack1k

    jack1k Active Member

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    I've had luck with 56.0 gr IMR 4350 with 165 gr, Fed 210 primers, and Winchester brass.
    Velocity was about 2700 fps with a 22" barrel.
    This shot very good in my Rem 700, plus it shot good in other bolt and pump action rifles.

    jack1k
     
  8. jlamb

    jlamb Well-Known Member

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    I shoot it with 57.8 grain of H4350 for .5 MOA groups. The COAL is 3.300" in my Remington 700 ADL.
     
  9. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    24hourcampfire has a bunch of threads on load 30-06. i would start low 55.0 to 59.0, in .5 grain increments. 030 off the lands. 3 or 4 shot groups. 210m or wlr primer.
     
  10. devon

    devon Member

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    Hi All,
    Many thanks for all the constructive advice.
    As mentioned, i will start low and work up.
    Cheers
    Richard
     
  11. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    My oal is 3.347" .020" off the lands vanguard sub moa with 165s and Imr 4350 it started flattening primers at 58 grains, I now use H4350 at 58.8grns with no pressure and 55fps gain and no change in accuracy.
     
  12. devon

    devon Member

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    I have settled on a 57grain load and it is working fine, not sure about velocity as i don't own a chrono.
    Cheers
    Richard
     
  13. 6mm Remington

    6mm Remington Well-Known Member

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    Good choice Devon in powders. I have used 57.4 grs. of IMR4350 with either the 165 gr. Nosler Partition or Accubond in two 30-06 rifles I have and they both shot that load wonderfully! I never noticed any pressure signs in either rifle and the case life in both was very good. Great load for the 30-06 and just about anything you want to hunt with it.
    David