What bullet should I try in my 30-06

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  1. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    If it shoots it definitely is
     
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  2. Joefrazell

    Joefrazell Well-Known Member

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    I think I have a few left over from my 300 win mag I might be able to try.
     
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  3. Hoss50

    Hoss50 Well-Known Member

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    150-168gr Barnes TTSX or Berger 165-168 HVLD or Classic Hunters.

    My buddies 3006 is finicky too. It likes 168gr HVLD's.
     
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  4. Don A Parsons

    Don A Parsons Well-Known Member

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    I had good success with ELD-M's and X's in the 178gr to 208 out of my 30/06... 55.3 gr of H4831,,, nice mellow load...

    I did the 0.3 gr ladder loads to find a good one in the lower category then max charge,,, I don't remember what the max charge load was off hand,,, but it was to much for my shoulder...

    I'll be testing some 150 grain'ers this winter to see how they perform...

    Nosler Partions since I like to set things up for the hunt...

    Cheers from the North
     
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  5. imyourhuckleberry

    imyourhuckleberry Well-Known Member

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    As I stated in another thread, all I have ever used for more than 50 years has been Remington Core-Lokt. I use 150 grain on deer and 165 on elk. You really wanna get pummeled go up to 180 grains or 220, but in my experience you don't need it. My rifles seem to like the 165 grainers from Remington. I find that many 30-06 rifles like the 165 to 168 grainers best but its just an observation on my part and no real scientific proof. I did shoot once some winchesters Silvertip in 168 grain that was gifted to me and both rifles shot sub-moa at 200 yards. Now this are just plain factory rifles nothing fancy that most people have on this forum, and they are MOA with the Remington Core-lokt which I use all the time 200 yards. You just need to find what your rifle likes.
     
  6. bomberodevil

    bomberodevil New Member

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    I just finished a load development for a mid 70’s Ruger M77 30.06 that I’ve owned for years but was kind of neglected. I developed two sub .5 moa loads with Nosler 180 gn ballistic tips, one above 2500 FPS and one around 2650 FPS.

    The faster one is
    Nosler BT 180 gn
    H-4350, 54.7 gns
    Hornady brass
    Fed GM210M primers
    OAL 3.320

    I went through a ton of combinations, and this was my best at .460 moa. I really wanted the Nosler ABLR 190 bullets to work, but couldn’t find the recipe.
     
  7. keithcandler

    keithcandler Well-Known Member

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    57g of H4350 with 180g Hornady flat base works in spades in my Rem 700.

    Keep the barrel clean of copper and powder fouling.
     
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    Pick a Berger and find what jump your rifle likes. Hybrids are the most forgiving.
     
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  10. Hogan

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    Every gun is different, but I have found that bullet seating depth has more to do with accuracy than anything else I have tried. Experiment with different depths
     
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  11. TheLongRanger83702

    TheLongRanger83702 Well-Known Member

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    Hornady 178 ELDX shoot great. Turns lungs into a bright pink puree.
    They drop in their tracksBOOM!
     
  12. baldhunter

    baldhunter Well-Known Member

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    168gr Nosler Ballistic Tip with 58.0grs of Accurate or IMR 4350.58.5grs of H4350 or 59.5grs of Ramshot Hunter.
     
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  13. darreljwick

    darreljwick Well-Known Member

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    A lot of good info here but I would go over your rifle and scope mounting. Break it down, fully clean and rebuild with the correct torque specs for your gun and mounts. Then you're base is set. It'll only take a couple hours and you can go from there. My Krieger barrel -06 loves 180 Accubonds over RL 22 at 2800 fps. Hope this helps.
    Darrel
     
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  14. rem7600_2

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    as a as a couple of other posters have implied try a simple flat base bullet buy a major manufacturer a core loct I'm not a fan of the silvertips but even that would be worth a shot ,Speer at least they used to make a locked bullet and Hornady interlock might work as well.

    My advice don't overthink it

    Just shoot straight