load data for 30-06

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  1. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Hey guys Im starting to reload for my 30-06s and I was just wanting to now what has worked for you with imr 4350 with 150gr and 165gr nosler hunting ballistic tips and any other powder suggestion thank you
     
  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I've always used H4350 and H4831 for my 30/06 loads,so I can't help you with the IMR powders.
    Here's a link that list every powder that Hodgdon list for 30/06 loads. Start low and work the charges up.
    http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
    Have fun & be safe!
     

  3. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Alright I will check it thank u
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I use BLC-2 or W-748 (whichever I can get in bulk) because I can load pretty much everything from .223 to .30-06 with the same powder. They may not be the best powder for any of them, but I do not load for absolute performance (accuracy or velocity) in these calibers. I load for consistancy and reliability and get pretty darn good results in spite of the powders are not "ideal".

    I use H-4831SC for magnum rifles and .25-06 and 3031 for .45-70.
     
  5. theropinfool

    theropinfool New Member

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    I use 54 grains of IMR 4350 and a 165 grain Hornady BTSP. Deadly accurate.
     
  6. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    So dose it really matter what type of bullet it is as long as the wight is the same?
     
  7. theropinfool

    theropinfool New Member

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    Yes it does matter. Be careful and make sure any powder listed doesn't exceed the max. But according to Hornady and Nosler the one I listed is good for both 165 hornady BTSP and 165 nosler partitions. I just couldn't get noslers to group as good.
     
  8. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Alright cuz I was looking at nosler hunting ballistic tips and I wanted to know if it matter or not
     
  9. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    Bigdaddy, any of the powders listed may give you acceptable results, but IMR4895 has been the old standby .30-06 powder for many years. The only .30-06 I load now is for my M1 Garands but I also use IMR4895 in .308 with excellent results. H4895 is also an excellent powder with almost identical charge weights and it flows a lot better for smaller cases.
     
  10. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Alright would that be good for 22-250 to
     
  11. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

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    Sorry, I can't answer that one absolutely no experience.
     
  12. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Alright all do some research for it
     
  13. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I use IMR4350 for my 06. My current favorite is 56grs under a 150gr Hornady SST. I've loaded it from 54 to 58 grs and found 56gr to be perfect for me. I've also used a Nosler Accubond with good success.
     
  14. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    How are the Accubonds on game
     
  15. The_Kid

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    Your reloading manual would answer all of your questions. If you don't have a reloading manual, you need to get one or two, or more; then read them.

    I know this might sound rude, but a reloading manual is the reloaders most valuable tool.
     
  16. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I haven't taken game with them but I wouldn't hasitate to. I hunt deer and here in NC, any 150gr bullet from an 06 will drop a deer.
     
  17. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    I got one but it's an old one an it don't have the bullet I want that's y I'm asking for data for them and I'm upgradeing lol data books cuz the one I got is from 1987
     
  18. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    I'm hunting in MO for deer and hogs and thats y I'm really look at 165gr and maybe 200gr bullets

    I'm sorry but 200gr bullets are way too heavy, IMO and not what the 30-06 was designed for. I don't see any reason to go heavier then 165 for the game you're after and I wouldn't be afraid to use any of the 150gr bullets I have here.
     
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  19. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    manuals


    I have a couple of reloading manuals from the late 60's. Much of the data is still current.
    cottontop
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i use IMR powders for reloading rifle calibers and used the IMR4350 with a Sierra 168gr Matchking bullets. i reloaded for accuracy. i can't remember the actual powder load used as i haven't reloaded that caliber in several months as i don't have a rifle at this time in that caliber. but i remember getting very good results with the IMR4350 powder.