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Old 03-22-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default 30-06 Deer/Pig Round

I have a 30-06 that I plan on taking with me to Texas this next season deer and pig hunting. Just wanted to check with the group on the Forum who use a 30-06 for deer and or pig hunting. What round do they recommend. I like good clean kills and a round that will not tear up an excessive amount of meat if that is possible! I love my 7mm Rem Mag. But it does tear up a little more meat than if prefer.

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Old 03-23-2011, 12:24 AM   #2
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I use an '06 with 150 grain soft points for hog hunting and place the shot in the neck...never had one take a step further to this day. Great round and cost efficient as well.
I feel it's a great choice in cartridge for hogs and deer. Just my $0.02

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Couldn't ask for a better round for deer and hogs I shoot a 150 grain core-lokt, killed many deer and a few hogs never had one go further than 50 yards, as long as you dont shoot ballistic tips there is little to no meat loss, a friend of mine is stuck on those things and they rip up every thing he shoots. Good luck out there

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I agree 150 grain is a good all around bullet weight. IMO there are some new ballistic tipped bullets that work great, Hornady SST is one that will mushroom flawlessly and with little fragmentation. I took a 165 lb buck in LA last season with a 139 grain SST Hornady Superperformance in 280 rem. Hit the deer in the front shoulder at a slight angle facing me and when I was skinning the deer found the bullet stuck in a piece hide still attached to the exit wound.

Winchester Nosler Accubonds work well also, but are a little more expensive than the Hornady.

Nothing wrong with soft points, I have taken deer with them also.

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Hornady SST. Since I have started using them the deer drop where they stand. Hogs? Yea, don't worry about that armor...goes right in and kills on contact.

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My standard load for my Mod.70 24"bbl is the Hornady 150 gr.SST my load chrono's at 3000 fps. Prior to the SST's I used the same load with a Sierra 150 gr.spitzer BT. This bullet also worked well but in my rifle the SST groups a bit better.
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should have been more specific he's shooting winchester ballistic silvertips, I wasnt trying to bash ballistic tips in general, these bullets have there place I'm just not to keen on them as a round for shooting animals that I'm goin to eat.

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Normally when I shoot the pigs it is behind the ear!
With the deer it is behind the front leg for a heart lung shot!

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should have been more specific he's shooting winchester ballistic silvertips, I wasnt trying to bash ballistic tips in general, these bullets have there place I'm just not to keen on them as a round for shooting animals that I'm goin to eat.
I hunt with the 115gr/168gr Nosler Ballistic Silvertips in my 25/06 & 308.I've never seen them damage anymore meat than any other hunting bullet.
They expand the same as any soft point bullet.

Sniper,just about any hunting bullet from 150gr-168gr will do what you want.
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Thank you all for the information~

I will try them! My 7mm Rem Mag Shooting Remington 150 gr. Accutips drops them like a rock but does tear up more meat than I prefer.

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