30-06 loads

skandlus

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what seems to be the best load or factory stuff that youre shootin... we are tryin to put together something for a Savage 111
 

3006savage

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Depends on what are you hunting for?

I have settled on the following:

Deer, 168 grain Ballistic Tip, 59 grains RL 17, 3.41 OAL, 200 CCI primers. This shoots 5/8 to 7/8" and velocity is 3012 fps.

Elk, 180 grain accubond, 56 grains RL17, 3.41 OAL, 200 CCI primers. This load shoots 3/8 to 5/8" and velocity is 2820 fps.

These loads are right around 65,000 PSI according to quickload.
 

skandlus

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thanks, 3006... if the heavier lead shoots slightly slower BUT more accurate, why not just stick to that load? this is an innocent question from a longtime hunter, newbie to reloading
 

3006savage

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thanks, 3006... if the heavier lead shoots slightly slower BUT more accurate, why not just stick to that load? this is an innocent question from a longtime hunter, newbie to reloading

It is only a 1/4" difference at 100 yards and the Ballistic tips are alot cheaper than the accubonds to shoot with. I should also mention that I hunt whitetails in western PA and long shots are not the norm at all where I hunt. I hunt elk in colorado and of coarse longer shots are readily avaliable. I am going to try changing seating depths to see if I can dial that in a bit further.
 

Showboat

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I have a dumb question to ask!

With a Nosler 165 grain Ballistic tip bullet (30/06), what would be the overall safe

length of the entire cartridge....Since the bullet does not have a crimp groove, I will

need to measure every bullet for correct allowable length!!!

Thanks ahead of time!!
 

shortgrass

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I have a dumb question to ask!

With a Nosler 165 grain Ballistic tip bullet (30/06), what would be the overall safe

length of the entire cartridge....Since the bullet does not have a crimp groove, I will

need to measure every bullet for correct allowable length!!!

Thanks ahead of time!!
Not a question that can be answered as there are minor variations from chamber to chamber. What you need is a Stoney Point/Hornaday Over All Length gage so you can find the proper length for your chamber. You may, also, be constrained by your magazine length.
 

conn338rum

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My choice 30 06 load for whitetail
Berger VLD 168 grain
H4350 59 grain (max load)
CCI 200 primer
COL 3.30
 

roninflag

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there is a thread on 24hourcampfire with a lot of good 30-06 loads. i use a horn oal gauge to set my oal. i use 50.5 grains of varget and a 168 berger for most shooting in my hunting 30-06s.
 

jwp475

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Depends on what are you hunting for?

I have settled on the following:

Deer, 168 grain Ballistic Tip, 59 grains RL 17, 3.41 OAL, 200 CCI primers. This shoots 5/8 to 7/8" and velocity is 3012 fps.

Elk, 180 grain accubond, 56 grains RL17, 3.41 OAL, 200 CCI primers. This load shoots 3/8 to 5/8" and velocity is 2820 fps.

These loads are right around 65,000 PSI according to quickload.





It is only a 1/4" difference at 100 yards and the Ballistic tips are alot cheaper than the accubonds to shoot with. I should also mention that I hunt whitetails in western PA and long shots are not the norm at all where I hunt. I hunt elk in colorado and of coarse longer shots are readily avaliable. I am going to try changing seating depths to see if I can dial that in a bit further.



My questionis why do you not use the 180 BT it is the same bullet as the AccuBond except for the bonded core in the AccuBond.
 

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