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reloading 30-06 shells
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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kentucky hareraiser
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

alright ,now that i know what kind of gun i have,i'm gonna send a few bullets down range . i have VARGET powder,and i have IMR 4064 to load the 30-06 shells . i'll be pushin' 165 grain sst in the rifle.anyone have any suggestions on the grainage of each powder i should use . i figure i'll load 6 of each and go from there .. thank's
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

I suggest you get some manuals that have the info you need in them...

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

Eeeek!!! First question...Do you have a reloading data manual? Which one? Have you read it if you do have one or two [is better]?

I have to agree with Pumpkinslinger. Besides...I don't use any of those powders...

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

I always use the bullet maker’s manual for load data!!!

The Hodgdon Reloading Data Center will give you a good idea and reference for a starting point. They list both Varget and IMR4064

data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

Everyone seems to be on the same page, including me. Slow down! Make sure you understand loading and research the data thoroughly. No one is trying to hold you back, but we want you to be safe.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

BEEN RELOADIN' FOR YEARS. HAVE SEVERAL MANUALS AND ALOT OF COMPUTER SITES WITH DATA INCLUDING THIS ONE AND ALL ARE DIFFRENT.. JUST FIGURED Y'ALL HAD SOME TRIED AND TRUE RECIPES YOU HAD ALREADY TESTED AND LIKED FOR 165 GR. BULLETS ,VARGET AND IMR4064.. THANK'S AGAIN FOR THE ADVICE THOUGH

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

I've had excellent success with Varget and 165 & 168 grain bullets in my 30/06. Right off the top of my head, I don't remember how main grains of Varget I used but I know that the same load worked very well with Hornady Interbonds, Nosler BTHP match bullets, Barnes TSX and Barnes Banded Solids.

I've never used IMR 4064 for 30/06 loads.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

Alright Kentucky hareraiser (no need to shout)...If you have it in stock or look it up in one of your manuals. My favorite load for .30-06 (Browning A-bolt) is Winchester or Remington cases with 58 to 59 grains of H4831SC under a 165 grain Sierra HPBT Game King. Pick your primer. I use CCI 200...

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 10:49 am    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

One of my favorite loads is 58 grains of IMR 4350 using 165 grain Sierra Game Kings. Use Federal brass and Winchester standard rifle primers.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

Sorry for being a little short. Some recent discussions had me a little put out about people starting to reload without bothering to read anything about how to do it properly. I interpreted your question as coming from someone like that. I apologize.

As for the .30-06... I don't have one! Yet... Wink

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

hey guy's ,,,was not shoutin' ,,just did'nt realize i had the letterin' set to capital letters .. did'nt know that was what capital letters ment though.. i'll know next time .. sorry !!!!!! thought y'all knew i'd been reloadin'a while . pumpkinslinger... i too get tote up all to pieces when i here of a new reloader tryin' to do stuff half ass ,fraid he will blow his dang self and a good gun up :-and bushmaster ,if it seemed i shouted at ya ,man i am truly sorry .friends like y'all are hard to come across. best forum for the knowledge and advice......grumolkin,,varget is the powder of my choice .too in the 308 win. /w barnes triple shock --165 gr. x bullet.. imr-4064 dose a good job too,though,,,,and robfromaz thank's for yopur input too... to let y'all know i started out with a safe load of 46 gr,varget /// 46.6 of imr4064 shot them safely and now i have 4 of each loaded with 47 gr varget and 47.5 imr4064 anf gonna try them today.. thank's for the concern shown here for beginning reloaders and i too,feel the same way.hope i did'nt pee anyone off /w the earlier post.. next time i have a reloadin' question ,i'll be sure to say i have been reloadin' for some tme now Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 7:02 am    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

Aah...You didn't "pee" anyone off. I was just funnin' ya anyway... Very Happy

We try to make sure that everyone on here is on the same page... Smile

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

I'm new to these forum and one thing I have learned is to be careful how you state your questions or posts. If written the incorrect you may get less then desired results. I shoot 150's in my 30-06's and of course both guns shoot different loads. my Smith & Wesson 1500 likes 57.5gr IMR 4350 and the Remington likes 59 gr IMR 4350.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

I have an Interarms Mark X 30-06 and have had great success with IMR 4064 powder loading Hornady 165 grain Spire points and 165 grain SST bullets. I have used anywhere from 48.2 to 50.1 grains of IMR 4064 powder, the 50.1 being considered the max load. I have found that 49.0 grains of powder gives me the tightest groups. It pushes these bullets at around 2750 FPS. If I am not mistaken, the cartridge O.A.L. was 3.230. I used winchester staynless rifle primers. I have not had much luck with lighter bullets, my rifle really likes 165 and 168 grain bullets.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: reloading 30-06 shells Reply with quote

You might check the Reloading Database Module. It's link is in the top left corner of this web page.
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