I personally use the Nosler balistic tip in 165gr in my 30-06s. I find that it shoots great and I have never had a bullet over expand or blow up. Some users have posted reviews where they did have problems but I think it was do to very high magnum velocities at close range. With a 30-06 you should not have a problem with either of them. I would try both weights and use the one your rifle groups the best.