30-06 190 accubond l/r anb berger bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by russell523, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. russell523

    russell523 Member

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    i have been working on some long range loads for my 30-06 and my 30-06 a.i. i was trying rl22 powder and rl25 based on some articles i read but i could not buy anymore for loading. I was reading a little on norma mrp so i thought i would give it a try. After a some loading using quickload as a guide i came up with 64 grains behind my 30-06 with 185 grain bergers vld and 65.3 on my 30-06 a.i. with 190 grain accubond long range. Both loads are close to the same velocity the 30-06 is avg 2911 and the 30-06 ackley is a little faster not much around 2920 both these loads should be around 63000 psi and im getting 1/2 to 3/4 inch groups. primers look good easy extraction. I am ready to give them a try out to a 1000 yards the first nice weekend with no wind. I was wondering if anyone else is using this powder for a 30-06 with heavy bullets. Both guns are weatherby the 30-06 is a backcountry and the ackley is a vanguard with a bell carlson stock both have 24" barrels. The 190 accubond at 2900 carries 1930 fps at a thousand with 1573 of energy and the berger is a little behiind that but not by much.
     
  2. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't tried the Norma mrp but with those velocities you definitely have my attention. So its called Norma mrp. Right?
     
  3. russell523

    russell523 Member

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    yes
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Norma MRP is right next to Alliant 22 on the burn rate chart. I would venture to say load data is probably interchangeable.

    Powder Valley has some 1 lb'ers in stock for only $25...Which is not bad at all.

    I'm also pretty sure Norma MRP is what Norma uses to load Weatherby factory ammo up to the .300 Wby Mag. I think the .378 based calibers use MRP2, which is even slower burning.

    129. Norma MRP
    130. Alliant Reloder 22

    Burn Rate

    I have a .30-06 AI, and have been working up a load using 185 Berger VLD's and IMR 7828 SSC. Once I get a good node figured out, I will chrono it.
     
  5. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    looks like it gives decent accuracy I might pick some up and try it with my 200smks