- Mar 7, 2016
I have a box of Hornady 150 gr SST hust for whitetails. I dropped a Texas WT with a 308 Win and Nosler 168 gr BT at 50 yards. Hit it on the shoulder and not too much meat damaged surprisingly. A 165 AB abd 180 PT accounted for two more Oregon mulies. I have loaded 165 BT up to 3000 fps in the 30-06 using RL22. But I cannot remember the load.I was torn between a .270 and .30 06. I decided on a .30 06 due to its bullet versatility and the fact an 06 can shoot a 150 grainer 3000 FPS which is pretty flat for whitetail.
Who shoots a 150 grain load for 06? I’m leaning on the Hornady SST for its BC and lethality in thin skinned game.