Pet Load for 30-06

Discussion in 'Big Stuff -- 6.5mm, 7mm, 30 Cal' started by Scarface26, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. Scarface26

    Scarface26 Silver $$ Contributor

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    OK, the RL 26 contingent has convinced me. About a week from now when a few more tools have arrived I will try Reloder 26 in Lapua brass with a Federal 215 primer all behind a Sierra 180 MK. If I can't get it to shoot then I'll try the H4350 route.

    Thanks for all your replies and God bless.
     
  2. Bc'z

    Bc'z Gold $$ Contributor

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    I'm gonna try n use a straw to squeeze it in there, maybe get less crunching.
     
  3. Wildcat455

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    I'm running 62 gr RL26 in a Winchester case, Federal 210 primer, and a 200 gr Hornady ELDX at 2750 fps out of a Savage M110 with a 22" barrel 1:10 twist. This is a pretty hot load, and right on the edge of pressure signs in my rifle.
    My BTO is 2.635" for a .009" jump. COAL is 3.280". Accuracy is there, just need to jump test and see if it'll tighten up any.


    Good luck with your load!
     
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  4. Steve Donlon

    Steve Donlon Gold $$ Contributor

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    I see you are shooting a Remington 700. I also have a Remington 700 LR. 30-06. The very best load I have shot in that rifle is the 208gr Hornady ELD, great B.C., using 51.8grs IMR 4350. It's a midrange load that will still reach out to 1000 yards with no problems OAL 3.550" Ya gotta love those long chambers FB. And that's still .1 off the lands. I know it's not what you had in mind, but maybe a seed will be planted in you mind. Take care, Steve
     
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  5. McGraw

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    I’ve got a older 700 bdl 30-06. Last time it saw any serious hunting was a elk hunt in 1989. Was loading a 180 go Speer grand slam. Shot well enough, but I’m sure I was just loading to COAL according to that old Speer manual cause that’s all I knew. It’s kinda got pushed back to play with the new ones, but I’ve got some Sierras #2150’s to try and see how long of chamber and fb that old boy has now that I know how to find it.
    Mark.
     
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  6. Steve Donlon

    Steve Donlon Gold $$ Contributor

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    Sounds fun, I'm sure those 180gr. Pro-Hunters will still do the job on elk. They don't mind a long jump.
     
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  7. Beeman

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    Another bullet to look into would be the 215 Berger. I don't have a 30-06 but the 215 is amazing in my 300 Win Mag. I would think that a 215 in Lapua brass with R26 could be real good.
     
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  8. pacificman

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    In my old Rem. 700 I use 58 grains of IMR 4350 with the old Speer 165gr. hot core with sub MOA accuracy.
    Getting 2853 average velocity...I have been wanting to go to a bonded bullet for years but this combo has
    killed a dozen mule deer. I've this rifle since 1972 and just never changed the load. Playing around with a 110
    gr. Hornady v-max and 54.4 grains of Varget at 3022 ave. velocity and .5 MOA on target has been fun. Might
    consider it a Coyote load if not keeping the pelts...LOL. :rolleyes::D
     
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  9. jmm03

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    52 grains of XMR 4064 behind a sierra 150 HPBT, 68 LC match case, BR2 primer, works well in my 03A3. It is an old accuracy load using IMR powder from a Lyman book.
     
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