Ideas on 30.06 rounds?

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    The 300wsm is identical to the 300wm until you get over 180gr. I must say that last May my 7mm with 160 a-frames flattened both an enormous zebra (pass through) and a monster wildebeest (almost through) with a single shot. I used a 150 core-lokt on the bushbuck and there was no blood and no exit, good thing it died quick. The 160gr Ultras would be used in my 7mm which I might add are the same speed as the 180gr 300wsm. I would use 180 accubonds in the 300 and for baboons would use 155gr Amax @3300 with a relatively mild load of 72gr superformance, should flatten them ;) The following link gives an indication of how the Ultras work on gel in a 30 cal

    http://www.rifleshootermag.com/ammo/ballistics-test-best-300-win-mag-loads-market/
     
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    Excellent.
    And, regarding baboons specifically:
    Been to you know where 4 times now, (including the third time alone was 30 days boots on the ground) and have not yet gotten a decent crack at a baboon, unless you count the ones I chose to not take because we were trying to stalk something else.
    And one time I had a big shaggy male in my sights at a water dam but, there were some female impala and one female nyala loitering around a few yards past him so, I waited and waited but something spooked all critters present, including the troupe of apes, and they erupted in every direction as though someone had dropped a job application in the middle of them.
    Your 3300 fps .30 load should turn any big mean baboon into about 3 or 4 little squirrel monkeys.
    Baboons annoy me because they like to eat klipspringers (and other pygmy antelopes) so, I see them the same as I see coyotes and wolves here in Alaska.
    In other words I do not think they should be totally destroyed but they surely do need serious culling lately.
    I look forward to reading how your safari turns out with your "ape load".
     
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    I had 1 decent shot at a big old male but Mr. clumsy knocked over a water bottle getting into position. We stalked them forever and nada. That said as I was being driven to the airport a troop crossed in front of us. My PH hit the brakes, rolled down my window and threw me the 9mm, dang no shot as the brush ate them up.
     
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    Again the "Core-Lokt Ultra" bullets are really nice bullets, they are compromise bullet, meaning they are not perfect but they do create big holes and I would use them on elk here in the states. I just would avoid that quartering to shot with them because they will not drive through that front shoulder. Broadside shot, they will be super deadly, like the A-Frame.
     
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    I have had great success with Nosler bullets. For PG, that would be a 180gr Partition or an Accubond for me in an 06. Depending on your rifle and barrel length, you should see 2700-2800fps. Several factory loads are available. That's a mighty good combination for any non dangerous game the world over.
     

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    I used a .30-06 on my first trip to Namibia. I killed 5 PG animals ranging from Warthog to Mountain Zebra. All were 1 shot kills. I used the Barnes 180 grain TSX. I'm a big fan of the Barnes TSX because they have always been more than accurate enough for anything I've hunted, and they perform well on game.
     

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