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Old 10-15-2010, 05:01 PM
Karl.Luhr Karl.Luhr is offline
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Default I think the 165gr is the best choice for Deer

I know that most users choose the 150gr loads in the 30-06 and it works great for them. I just think that from what I have read, the 165gr is a better choice to use. The 30-06 twist rate is 1 in 10 which is a little fast for the 150gr, does it work yes but it is not optimum. The .308 usually has a twist rate of 1 in 12 because that is perfect for the 147/150gr load it was designed around. I like the Nosler Ballistic Tip bullets but some shooters have reported it failing and coming apart at close range. Most of those that complain were using either hot magnums or the 150gr not the 165gr weight. I personally think that if I get a close range shot and go for the shoulder the heavier 165gr will hold together better than the 150gr. With my limited experience I have not been disappointed with the results.

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Old 10-18-2010, 02:50 PM
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Default I use the 150 nossler or hornaday BT's

I have a remington 30-06 with burris ballistic scope, and use the 150 grain bullets as mentioned in the title, nossler or hornaday boat tails..my prefered range is 300 to 600 yard shots,..to practice I use balloons blown up to the size of a deers heart tacked to a post at 24 inches above the ground,..the 150's do a fine job.
I hand lapped my barrel when it was new,and floated the barrel..eventually I will get a lilja barrel built for my rifle,..I will choose the 3 land 3 groove 1/12 twist,..26 inch fluted S/S barrel and I'll use the same bullet, load will be ballistically matched to the scope spec's
Burris lists a chart if your loading your own bullets ,..per calibur per scope on their web site
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:33 PM
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I am going to jump in here with a question instead of starting a new thread because it is related. I, as we discussed last night, just got a 7mm. I sighted the gun in with a box of 175 grain ammo remington Core-lokt. If I were to switch to a smaller maybe 150 or 160 grain bullett would I need to resight? How much would the smaller grain affect my shot?
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:38 PM
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I am going to jump in here with a question instead of starting a new thread because it is related. I, as we discussed last night, just got a 7mm. I sighted the gun in with a box of 175 grain ammo remington Core-lokt. If I were to switch to a smaller maybe 150 or 160 grain bullett would I need to resight? How much would the smaller grain affect my shot?
Yes you would need to check your zero. I don't know how much it would affect it but I sure wouldn't go hunting with a different bullet/round than what the gun was sighted in for.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:38 PM
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every time you change your bullet weight or ,measured powder load it is wise to resight,.. also stlye of bullets,..a flat bottom 150 grain bullet will hit lower then a BT 150 bullet
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:38 PM
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all things being equal the lighter bullet will strike high and could, maybe, group left or right, how much only your rifle knows.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:21 PM
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"How much would the smaller grain affect my shot?"

Smaller grain would have a flatter trajectory over the first couple hundred yards and would definitely require rezero.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:05 AM
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personally i always use a 180gr in my 30-06. The futherest i will have to shoot due to where i hunt is about 200 yards, and the futherest i have had to shoot yet is about 130-140, and 180gr seems to work just fine for me.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:14 PM
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i have had, but not hunted with, 2 7.62 rifles. one was a .30-06 and the other was a .300WM. both loved 160gr corelokts. like i said, i never hunted with them, but the shot extremeley well out of both rifles. held under MOA out to 200M(longest range im legal to shoot at in new jersey, its a long story about being in the service).
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:18 PM
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i always used a higher grain bullet if i was shooting in anything remotely thick. however, if i am shooting acroos a field, i have found a lower grain works better and travels faster.
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