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#5539040 - 01/12/15 09:27 PM 30-06 Load help
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Loc: Fort Worth
Have never reloaded any 30 cal before so looking for some good starting points for hunting ammunition that does well off the bench too. Im a big fan of the barnes bullets in my other cals but not set on them. Also, i've read that H4350 is a great powder for 30-06, seeing if yall agree/disagree and whats yalls favorite powder/bullet combo.
Thanks for the help!
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#5539204 - 01/12/15 10:12 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
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Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 697
Loc: Krum, TX
After trying tons of bullets and powders I keep coming back to 180gr SGK and whatever flavor of 4350 I can find. Is is a combo that just works in my two 06's. Outstanding accuracy for paper and steel and wonderful on-game performance at '06 velocities. Being easy on the wallet is just a bonus.

-ww
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#5539284 - 01/12/15 10:38 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
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Registered: 12/01/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
There are many, many .30-06 loads out there that are really excellent. IMR 4064, RL15, and Varget are great with 150 grain bullets, and H/IMR 4350 is great with 180 grain bullets. RL-17 can also do some pretty interesting things with 180 grain bullets if you have a little time to experiment.
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#5539285 - 01/12/15 10:39 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
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Registered: 02/14/09
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Loc: Deer Park, Tx.
IMR4064 and IMR4350 powders have been winners for the 30-06 for years
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#5539375 - 01/12/15 11:22 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: 30378]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
Originally Posted By: 30378
IMR4064 and IMR4350 powders have been winners for the 30-06 for years

+1!
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#5539390 - 01/12/15 11:34 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
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Loc: North Texas.
All I use in .30-06 for bolt action anymore (165 grain SGK's) is IMR 4350.
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#5539495 - 01/13/15 06:19 AM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
dee Offline
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Registered: 04/10/10
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Loc: Red River way
I run IMR 4350 and 165gr Accubonds.
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#5540255 - 01/13/15 12:13 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: tth_40]
jeh7mmmag Offline
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Registered: 11/01/04
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Loc: Colleyville, DFW, TX
Originally Posted By: tth_40
All I use in .30-06 for bolt action anymore (165 grain SGK's) is IMR 4350.

up

4064 for auto loaders
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#5540419 - 01/13/15 01:15 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Another vote for 165GKs and IMR4350

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#5541247 - 01/13/15 08:10 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
Rocklock Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: Cedar Valley, Travis Co., TX
150 gr Partitions and IMR 4895

180 gr Partitions and IMR 4831
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#5541429 - 01/13/15 09:28 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
rugger Offline
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Thanks for all the input. Can't wait to get some loaded and start the testing process.
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#5541645 - 01/13/15 11:02 PM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: jeh7mmmag]
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Originally Posted By: jeh7mmmag
Originally Posted By: tth_40
All I use in .30-06 for bolt action anymore (165 grain SGK's) is IMR 4350.

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4064 for auto loaders


I use IMR 4895 and am playing with IMR 4064 with 150 grain bullets in the Garands. I have ported gas valves in them.
Find the sweet spot for your particular Garand and truly wonderful things happen. cheers
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#5544039 - 01/15/15 04:10 AM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
Dave Davidson Offline
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Registered: 06/24/06
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Loc: Hurst, Tx
I have PERSONALLY found that 48 grs of IMR4064 with a 180 Sierra Match King to be the best accuracy round that I've found for a bolt action 30-06.

There may be better ones and your mileage might vary.
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#5547960 - 01/17/15 04:38 AM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
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Registered: 04/21/13
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Accurate 4350 works good in mine.

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#5548199 - 01/17/15 09:31 AM Re: 30-06 Load help [Re: rugger]
Bbear Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
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Loc: West Texas
Trying some IMR4064 w/ some 165 SGK and some RL-19 with 165 Nos. Partitions today. I'll let you know how they work. Gun as an older Rem 700 Mtn Rifle w/ Swarovski glass.
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