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Best Place to start with .30-06

7.62x39Lover7.62x39Lover Member Posts: 3,939 ✭✭✭
edited November 2014 in Ask the Experts
What is a good off the shelf at the gun shop round to shoot through a 22" barrel, 1:10 twist rifle in .30-06?

Good for accuracy, won't break the bank, maybe even good for hunting.

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    wiz1997wiz1997 Member Posts: 1,051 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    For deer hunting: Remington Express Cor-lokt 180 gr softpoint. 20 for 22.95. Neck shot snaps their necks, knocks em down every time.
    1948 Winchester Model 70 30-06 Gov't
    Surplus military for anything else.
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    bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,664 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Anything marked "ON SALE", the 30-05 with a 150-180 grain bullet is the John Deere tractor of the gun world. It will do what it is asked to do time after time, day after day.

    No deer can tell the difference in the cost of the bullet that hit them. [:)]
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    eastbankeastbank Member Posts: 4,215
    edited November -1
    i,ve reloaded since the late 50,s, but i have used 165gr winchester power points(24.00) in a emergency with good results. according to T.S. uncle albert,one of the i don,t give a crap crowd.
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    MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 13,855 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'd stick with Remington or Federal. We had very disappointing results with Winchester from several lots. In addition, Winchester PowerPoint has the worst "pointed bullet" trajectory of any-very much like round nose performance.
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    Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,544 ***** Forums Admin
    edited November -1
    Another vote for Remington Core-Lokt, except I have backed off over the years from 180 gr to 150 gr slugs to flatten it out as much as possible.
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    62fuelie62fuelie Member Posts: 1,069 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I like the Federal basic line, Hi-Shok, in 150 or 180. Good accuracy and plenty of power for the job.
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    wolfpackwolfpack Member Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Bpost advice is sound. I prefer the Winchester 150 grain power point but any of the standard offerings from Federal, Remington or Winchester will get the job done.
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    charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 6,579 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    See what they have in stock. Clean your bore well with something like Shooter's Choice. Fire a fouling shot, then a three shot group off a rest at 100 yards. 4" or less is a meat gun, less than 1" exceptional (buy all you can of that lot). 165 grain is a good weight, boat tails if you shoot 300 or more yards.

    Have any buddies you can try 5 rounds of their factory ammo. Partial boxes of factory stuff from gun shows can be a good source.
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    utbrowningmanutbrowningman Member Posts: 2,724 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Dropped my deer in its tracks with the Federal Power Shok 150 grain soft point.
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