30-06 hunting load suggestions?

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  1. mattri

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    Just picked up a 22" 1:10 30-06 barrel for my 110 Savage.

    Would like to use this for deer hunting, from 100-350 yards.

    Have H4350, IMR4350, IMR3031 and am considering picking up some 4064 and/or Varget.

    Would like to use Hornady/Sierra 150-165gr bullets.

    Obviously need to do basic load work up, every barrel is different etc- looking for similar combos that have worked well for others.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Matt.
     
  2. BigHorn WBY

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    My go-to for years has been the 165gr Hornady with 57-59grs H4350 and a mag primer. Occasionally IMR4350 will give better accuracy. I have used this bullet to 3300fps with decent results, at 2800ish it is excellent.
     
  3. mattri

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    Thanks for the good info.
     
  4. th82457

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    H4350 with any good 165 grain bullet will usually give excellant accuracy and enough pop for anything up to elk. The first guy is right on powder charge need to experiment between 57 - 59.0 grains depending on case brand and bullet brand / type. Good Luck.
     
  5. WyleWD

    WyleWD Gold $$ Contributor

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    I've gotten very good performance with 4064 with the 150's. Best performance and accuracy is near the top of the recommended load amounts for powder and using a Rem 9 1/2 primer. WD
     
  6. bheadboy

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    150 and 165 SIerra SBT have been good clean killers and accurate, using 4895 and 4064 slightly under max loads for best accurch.

    Bob
     
  7. 280shooter

    280shooter NRA life member & Hunter Education Instructor

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    52 grains of IMR 4064 an 150 grain sierra
    48 grains IMR 4064 165 grain NOS B/Tip

    These have always worked for me. BUT AS ALWAYS START LOWER AN WORK UP [ WITH CAUTION ]
     
  8. Larryh128

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    If you want flat, 130gr Barnes TTSX with 57grs Varget. It will exit the barrel at very close to 3400 fps and give you a point blank hold to 300+. It thinks it's a 165. VERY deadly. Nothing takes a step.
     
  9. M700

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    I've long been using 58 gr H4350 with Nosler 165 gr bullets. Excellent load with very good accuracy and it's good on game too, including mule deer, whitetail and black bears.

    For an excellent article called "Getting the Most out of your .30-06" by John Barsness, check this link: http://www.24hourcampfire.com/newsletters/May_2009.html

    The good old .30-06 is a wonderfully flexible hunting cartridge, which can serve well on pretty much any big game in North America.

    Enjoy! Guy
     
  10. Ohio Varmint Shooter

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    I just wish I could hunt something in Ohio with it!
     
  11. MrMajestic

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    Lapua case filled with H4350 behind your 150 grain Sierra (Pro Hunter would be my choice) and ignited by a Federal 210M. It will kill decidedly, with proper bullet placement, further than your suggested maximum range and if it don't shoot sub MOA it ain't your load! ;)
     
  12. mattri

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    Great replies and thanks for the link.

    I've always wanted to try an 06 and when this barrel came up I just couldn't say no. This won't be a fancy build at all, just a deer gun, but if I like the round I'll prob do something else later, better barrel, nicer stock etc. Thanks again for the replies, Matt.
     
  13. K22

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    IMR 4350, Federal Match primers, 165 grain Sierra BTHP - this is an extremely accurate and effective hunting load.
     
  14. langenc

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    I use some Alliant Reloder 15 and 19-dont have the newer RL 17 but Ill bet it is good.

    Around here 150 or 165 gr --30-06 for deer. Dont go for max velocity. Couple grains under max load will be more accurate than max in any powder.
     
  15. 5spd

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    My load since the late 70s.
    54g W760/H414, 165g JSP bullet.
    Has always printed an average 5/8" @ 100 yds in my gun.
    This will drop Antelope to Moose.
     
  16. jtw1952

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    I went elk hunting in Colorado this year (first time) with a 30-06 and used factory ammo, which is OK cause I never got a shot away...hell never even saw an elk...better luck next year. I found a site that you may find useful. I haven't tried any his loads but "more information" for a good starting point.

    John Barsness..."Getting the Most out of your 30-06" at http://www.24hourcampfire.com/newsletters/May_2009.html
     

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