This is a discussion on 30-06 loads within the Reloading forums, part of the Firearms & Ammunition category; Hi Guys, I`ve just purchased a Sako 75 S/S in 30-06 and plan to run a 150grn projectile at around ...
I`ve just purchased a Sako 75 S/S in 30-06 and plan to run a 150grn projectile at around 2800fps. Does anyone have a good powder choice that might give me more fps?
Interestingly I found a link through google to some reloading data that included a load for 30-06 with a 93grn head running at 3500fps, can anyone top that for this calibre?
09-17-2010, 09:49 PM #2
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Hi Charly - good powders in the '06 with 150 bullets are RL19 and IMR4350. Both of those should get you around 2800-3000 with a 150gr bullet, depending on your barrel length and the actual bullet itself.
This rifle has only a 20" barrel so it will be interesting to see how that affects the velocity.
09-20-2010, 05:22 AM #4
Also have a look at RL 17. A lot of people are having good results with it.
11-20-2010, 12:43 PM #5
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11-20-2010, 07:58 PM #6
Cannot predict such a velocity change without knowing all the particulars like powder, bullets etc. Too many variables.
12-07-2010, 11:16 AM #7
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In my 30/06 I use H414. 59 grs with 150 gr nozler ballistic tips. They avg 2994 fps *& shoot very well. I have a 22" barrel so i think you will be fine! All of the above mentioned powders are very good choices!!
Thanks for all the replies folks,
At the moment I`m shooting 3/4" groups with federal factory ammo and as soon as I have enough formed brass stored up I will have a play with the powders suggested. I did manage to shoot this Sika stag with the 30-06 a couple of weeks ago and it went down on the spot.
12-10-2010, 06:33 AM #9
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That's a beautiful sika stag!! Congradutlations! Thanks for sharing your picture .
02-29-2012, 07:28 PM #10
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A max load of IMR4064 has done excellent for me for accuracy and over my Chrono. It out did the slower powders for me in a 20" and 18" barrel rifles.
02-29-2012, 08:00 PM #11
4064 is an old favorite for the '06. When I used my M1 Garand in competition my load was 48.5 grs of it behind a 168 gr Match bullet. Not a max load and only about 2650 fps if I recall but it sure was accurate. I also found it to be about the best powder in 9.3x62 caliber.
06-22-2012, 10:07 PM #12
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61gr H4350/2209 gives me over 3000 fps in my Win Model 70 Sporter.
06-26-2012, 05:14 AM #13
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In my 06 (Interarms Mark X), I've done well with the lighter bullets (150-165 grain) using IMR 4350, H414, and H4895. IMR4064 works well, but works better with the heavier bullets in my particular gun.
I have a tack driver of a load using Nosler 200 grain partitions and H414....shoots clover leafs all day at 100 yards.
07-10-2012, 08:49 PM #14
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Ramshot Hunter gives great results, too. That seems like enough to start with...
07-10-2012, 09:16 PM #15
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does anyone have a load recipe or for that matter is it even possible to get send a 200 gr bullet at 2850 for about 3600 ft lbs through an /o6 or will I need to work that up in a 300 win mag
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07-10-2012, 09:37 PM #16
That is mag territory. Some will claim it can be done, dont believe it. About 2700 is max in the '06. If that, and it wont be easy.
07-10-2012, 10:45 PM #17
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You won't get 2850fps in the '06. Safely expect about 2700 fps. Don't be too concerned about ft/lbs, it really is fairly meaningless. Shot placement & bullet integrity is what determines a kill shot. A 30 cal, 200gr Nosler Partition or Accubond from a 30.06 has sufficient energy to kill a 500 lb animal at 300 yds. That is a long shot offhand in a hunting situation. I have found on medium game that the 150gr is the quickest killer with chest shot placement. In a brush situation where game is jumped & placement is uncertain, I would use 180gr. I would only use 200gr on huge ungulates like Eland.. While we are in 30.06 land, I'll mention that the 150gr Hornady SST is sheer bloody murder on wild pig.
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