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#6614538 - 01/03/17 02:02 PM 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis?
JMB24 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/11/14
Posts: 39
Loc: Dallas, TX
Any suggestions on the best grain bullet for Axis? 150 grain sufficient?

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#6614541 - 01/03/17 02:03 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: JMB24]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 12119
Yes

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#6614542 - 01/03/17 02:04 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: JMB24]
kdkane1971 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 2015
Loc: Mesopotamia
I've dropped an axis in his tracks with a 150 grain.

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#6614554 - 01/03/17 02:14 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: kdkane1971]
HCHunter28 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/10/16
Posts: 266
Whatever grain you currently shoot. No need to change bullets for axis.

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#6614556 - 01/03/17 02:18 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: JMB24]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 25573
Loc: Texas
Whatever you shoot white tail with should do the same to axis.
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#6614584 - 01/03/17 02:38 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: redchevy]
Matloob (matpk) Offline
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Registered: 03/06/15
Posts: 819
aim
150 GRAIN..my choice.I used it even for Nilgai
with good results.

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#6614596 - 01/03/17 02:45 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: Matloob (matpk)]
JMB24 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/11/14
Posts: 39
Loc: Dallas, TX
Thanks

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#6614627 - 01/03/17 03:00 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: JMB24]
SingleShot85 Offline


Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 1782
Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
pretty much all of them.....

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#6614938 - 01/03/17 05:54 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: JMB24]
Shaner Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/08/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Frisco, TX
150 grain is great but 165+ kills their soul!

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#6615824 - 01/04/17 09:05 AM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: JMB24]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1360
Loc: Tyler, TX
Axis die pretty easy. Shoot whatever is most accurate in your rifle. I have a Remington 700 BDL in 30-06 that I spent a lot of time working up a custom load that gave me the best accuracy. I was pretty good with 150 grain bullets, but when I went up to 165 grains, it was much better. When I'm practicing a lot, I can get one inch and groups of five, and a few times I was at 3/4 of an inch. I never got down to one inch with any combinations of bullets and powder with 150 grain bullets.

When I quit reloading, I found that Federal Premium ammo gave me the same results in 165 grain bullets!!!!

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#6615876 - 01/04/17 09:37 AM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: EddieWalker]
JMB24 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 10/11/14
Posts: 39
Loc: Dallas, TX
Thank you

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#6616566 - 01/04/17 04:14 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: JMB24]
Sugars Pop Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 60
Loc: Houston/Lake Limestone
I use a 7MM08 with a 139 every year at my lease

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#6616651 - 01/04/17 04:59 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: SingleShot85]
TexFlip Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 9685
Loc: Chambers County
Originally Posted By: SingleShot85
pretty much all of them.....

I've killed a half dozen or more with 120s.

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#6617790 - 01/05/17 10:17 AM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: JMB24]
Eland Slayer Offline
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Registered: 06/03/08
Posts: 4704
Loc: Houston, TX
Bullet construction is just important, if not more important than weight. Shoot something that expands well....but stays together
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#6617983 - 01/05/17 12:28 PM Re: 30.06: best grain bullet for Axis? [Re: JMB24]
NMGW Offline
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 1474
Loc: New Mexico
The optimum bullet for non-magnum 30 caliber rifles is the 165 grain, and fortunately we have lots of options to choose from. I would definitely go with a controlled expansion bullet. I have had outstanding results with the Nosler accubond, I have used it on every thing from Pronghorn to Elk. I am pushing them with 56 grains of IMR4350 and out of my Remington 721 it is right at 2800 fps. rifle
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