30-06 Load Data

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by sureshot300, May 24, 2011.

  1. sureshot300

    sureshot300 Member

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    Has any one loaded the 30-06 Rem 700 22" barrel with 168 VLD Bullets using
    Reloder 17 Powder? I have messed around with this a little and got 2900 fps,
    but have a little work to do with getting the groups to tighten up.

    Curious to see if anyone out there has had any positive results.

    Don
     
  2. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    sure- 50.5 of varget. lapua brass, 210m. 1/2 inch out of one, 3/4 out of the other. 2820. you can get more velocity out of 4350 and re-17/19 according to the manuals. i need accuracy. roninflag
     
  3. sureshot300

    sureshot300 Member

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    Thank-You,

    Appreciate the reply.

    Don
     
  4. kyhareraiser

    kyhareraiser Active Member

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    IMR4350/57 gr using 150 grain hornady BTSP out of my 30-06 is a new combo i've tried the past couple days and man-o-man out to 300 yards and close as 100 it's the round i've been looking for.. sure dread the buck standing broadside at any range this season that's within' the 300 yd. markgun)
     
  5. tlk

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    I agree with Roninflag on needing accruracy.

    H4350 here. 56.5 grains, Lapua brass, CCI primer, smk 168. Less than 1/2" at 100. Farthest I have gone so far is 600 yds and am still sub MOA (under 6")unless I do something wrong (misread wind). Took the rifle to a local shoot with this load and placed. Very happy with it. 2880 fps.

    Loading for a buddy of mine, 57 grains H4350, Rem brass (YUCK), wolf primer, 150 SGK. Under 1 MOA consistently, even with his brass.

    I know it is not the powder you were looking foranswers on, but you might want to try it.
     
  6. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    you might also want to remember that H4350, IMR 4350, and AA4350 have different burn rates. AA4350 is the fastest (not a large amount), and with a 22" barrel it might work better for you (59 grains is max in the book). Also H414 looks very good in the book
    gary
     
  7. sureshot300

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    Thanks,
    I'm pretty much going to stay with H4350 now. I like the Extreme Powders for what they bring to the table. I'm really close with finishing the load now.

    I will say after messing around with RL-17 it was surprising, giving me 2900 fps from my 22" barrel. It just needs more attention in seating depth to tighten the groups I was getting.

    Don
     
  8. tlk

    tlk Well-Known Member

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    Sureshot, how is the H4350 looking so far in your rifle accuracy-wise? Just curious.
     
  9. sureshot300

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    The Berger 168 VLD last Range outing with 59.0 H4350 using CCI250 primers I got 2816 fps and a 3-shot group that measures 0.692 so far.

    I still have some work to do with this load when I get time. I'm electing to go with Nosler's 165 Ballistic Tip/ Accubond bullet.

    Don
     
  10. jitter

    jitter New Member

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    Recently tested Berger 168 VLD Hunting with my Remington 700 CDL, 30-06, 24"
    COL=3,340"
    IMR 4064 - 50,15
    V=2799fps (average on 4 shots)
    0,83MOA on 4-shot group


    When touching rifling in my 700 COL=3,504 with 0,002 jamp
    with the same IMR-4064 50,15 grain
    V=2717fps (5 shots)
    one 4-shot group is 0,76MOA, another one 5-shot group 0,62MOA

    All this on 100m.
    Earlier tried the last recipie on 280m. Groups were smaller, less than 0,5MOA out of 3-shots.

    Alexander
     
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  11. Good

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    Rem. 700 ADL 30-06, factory 22 1/2" sporter barrel, Win brass, 10 twist, CCI 200 primers, 3k elevation, 70*f, 15% RH,

    with 208 AMAXs jumping .010", 3.766" with comparator, 3.52+/- COAL from tip:
    55g R17 - 2720 fps. Horrible accuracy. 4" vertical at 200 meters. Tested several times. Probably would've shot better at lower velocities. Strong ejector marks, but primer's look good still, etc. Up around 56g, primer pockets would loosen. I may try 52-54 again, but lots of unused space in cartridge.

    H4350 - best accuracy so far from this gun. 210g Bergers kissing, 3.776" from comp. I lost my paper and can't remember the charge weight but I think it was around 55g, iirc.
    .3 MOA @100m with me on the gun with bipod/rear bag from bench. Loaded for a cow elk tag a couple years ago. Got on several bulls, but never did get on a cow.

    4831sc -3K' elevation, 93*f, 208g AMAX
    60g -2600fps - testing now, but back under MOA ~0.8 or so at 200m. no pressure at all, but very close to max fill.
    I have 20 or so loaded up for further testing. Have a couple compressed 60.5 rounds loaded also waiting for wind to die (springtime in AZ:rolleyes: I strongly dislike wind)... Accuracy nodes appeared to be at 58 and 60.
    58 showed single digit ES and almost zero vertical. Hopefully 60 will repeat, but with higher velocity. If not, maybe 60.5, but can't any more in the cartridge.

    Wish I could get VV N560 reliably locally.

    Overall, I may give R-17 a retry, but I feel it's too fast for cartridge- perfect in .308, but a tad fast for '06 (IMHO). I also may try h4350 again just for kicks once I get 4831sc sorted. I may have her re-barreled by then though. We'll see...

    Hope it helps.
     
  12. sureshot300

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    Good,
    You may want to give RL-22 a try with that heavier Bullet. It's listed in the Nosler Manual with 165 & 180 Grain bullets.

    Don
     
  13. tlk

    tlk Well-Known Member

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    RL22 should be on the investigate list if you are going to go heavy. Give Woods a shout - he has done some research with it and 200 grain pills in several 30-06s, iirc all printed well.
     
  14. Good

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    The OP isn't going heavy, I was just relating my experiences so he might benefit.