.30-06, 180gr Bullets, favorite powder?

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Another cool thing about the 30-06 is the ability to make inexpensive and lower recoil practice loads with 150 grain bullets.

I got lucky with my Tikka. A load using 150 Hornady FMJ-BTs prints to almost exactly the same POA/POI as my 180 gr A-Frames. Same (H) 4350, at 56.0 grains, and COL per the Hornady manual. Rem brass, 2,789 fps.

I'm curious if the Hornady 150 FMJ would be a good load for the Tiny Ten.(?)
 

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Hi Phil!!!
Greetings to you!
I might you should use the 308 win...
You´re wife will be gratefull!!! hahaha!!!
Do you develop any load with 165 gn bullets? I remember a post time ago....
Whath happened ?

Started her on 308 Win actually. She’s graduated up the ladder a bit. Hoping to get her to 375HH eventually.
 

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Started her on 308 Win actually. She’s graduated up the ladder a bit. Hoping to get her to 375HH eventually.
Whow!!! .375 it´s a BIG DEAL....
Step by step,. my friend, "paso a paso"... Starting with lighter pills, slower powders, soft charges, etc etc you should reach the goal

However, the 308 it´s a great shot at all!...
I´m very pleased and comfortable with my "shorty"...
I I should take the time to open a post about my development, step by step, with lead cast bullets and duplex charging on the 308
I´m very happy with it
 

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Whath means "tiny Ten"?
Sorry... I live in Argentina, there are a lot of nicknames I don´t know and it´s difficult to understand a lot.... a LOT of things hahaha
I'm no expert, but there is good explanation and pics of the tiny ten in the below thread.

 

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With 180 grains I run Federal 210 primers in Winchester brass and 57.5 grains of H-4350
 

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I use 57.5 grains H-4350 behind 180's and 59 grains behind 165/168
 

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I thought we just "did" this. My favorite load for an '06 is a 180 Gr. Hornady Round Nose bullet pushed by 54.7 Gn. of Win. 760. This load will shoot a 10 shot (cold barrel) group well under an inch out of my old Remington 742.
 

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I'm no expert, but there is good explanation and pics of the tiny ten in the below thread.

Aaaaah!!! Ok ok thanks to you!
There are the opposite to the "big five" hahaha
 

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I've used all the listed powders of others with good results in three different rifles. My old Springfield 30-06 has a somewhat "slow" barrel with a slight wear in the rifling. It does well with IMR4350 and H4350. A load of Western Ramshot Hunter, 58gns, gives an average of 2,704 fps, very comparable to the 4350's. Load data suggests Hunter with 60gns is maximum.
 

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Well it's NASCAR's championship weekend here in Phoenix. I'm a big fan and attend all of the races.

So I took the day off today for a long weekend, but started it with a day at the range with the new to me .30-06. My 165gr NF load that I used with our other .30-06 was okay, could hunt with it. But not as accurate as with the older rifle.

But I also loaded up a bunch of 180gr NF softs and IMR4350. Found a nice group at 54gr and +/- 0.5gr from there was okay too. Some more tweaking to do, but I think we'll have a NF load in short order with the IMR4350. May try to load them also with H4831 for giggles.

Now if I could just lay my hands on some 180gr A-Frames......
Have you tried Swifts Scirocco 2's? Real killers and accurate.
 

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I have tried the Scirocco 2's but have not have success with their accuracy. Development continues and I'll experiment more with their seating depth. I had good accuracy with the original Scirocco, .270 130gn and it performed well on deer.
 

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