What is your favorite 30 cal bullet weight?

What is your favorite 30 cal bullet weight?

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30-06 lover

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What grain is your favorite and why? What do you shoot mostly with that grain?
 

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Sorry forgot 165 and 168 grns. Just list 165 or 168 if you like em best. Again sorry.
 

jmabbott888

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150gr hornady interlock #3031. I shoot em thru my K-31, 300 Sav, 300 H&H, etc cause they are accurate (with my reloads anyway) & reasonably cheap.
 

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Combining two Questions . . . I've been using Barnes 165 gr. XLC's for a while now. They are good terminal performers and they are a real pretty blue. They look really great when loaded in nickle cases. Just a little side benefit for me.
I just bought some Barnes Triple Shocks in 168 gr. to give them a test. They're supposed to be more accurate.
Recently I've been looking at some ballistic charts and 180 gr. bullets seem to retain their velocity and energy better than any other weight in 30-06. so who Knows about my future choices.
 

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I've recently become a fan of the 180 gr for my -06. I may switch to Barnes bullets to get away from lead, but for now, the Noslers are shooting pretty good.

This is a good bit more than I need for most deer, but it allows me to use the same load for elk, deer, and hogs.

My Savage loved the 168gr ballistic tips too, but I didn't like what they did on impact... too much lost meat.
 

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I'm shooting 180 gr. Barnes "X" Bullets in a .30'06. The 180's seem to offer the best compromise between trajectory and downrange thump. They are perhaps a little over-kill for the "big-eared-dogs" that pass for deer here in California, but work marvelous for wild pigs.

I'm handloading them with a max charge of IMR 4350 and shooting them out of a CZ Model 550 American Classic.

-JP
 

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I went lead free last year in my bolt-actions.

180 gr. Barnes TSX's in my 300 win mag...3120 fps with 77 grains of H-4831.
3/4" at 100 yards, and enough punch to blow a hole through a battleship.


I'm still playing around with the TSX in my 30-06. 168's and 180's seem to give me the same accuracy over H-4350...Not great, but acceptable. Either will work until I get it rebarreled to 6.5-06.
 

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200 gr. accubond thru the .325 wsm does it every time
bro, have shot 180 bear claws thru my .300mag for
many years though and not much walks away from that load
either, like grandpa use to say, "let the air out son and they wont go far"
god bless him.
hatchet
 

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165 grn most of the time for .30 cal. I read a lot about it as a kid and shoot 165 grn for most game I take with rifle.
 

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150 grain in the 308 and the 30-06 - I quit reloading and shoot nothing but Hornady Light Magnums. I hunt exclusively in California and have found them more than adequate for everying.
 

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My '06 likes my RE19/150 gr. Nosler partition reloads. It also likes the Federal Hi Energy 165 gr. TBBs. I haven't had success yet in finding a 180 grain load I like yet but I have yet to really invest a whole lot of time into that bullet class. Both have worked well on deer/pig. I use the Feds for elk.

I'd like to do some pig hunting with my 6mm using the Barnes Triple shock. I saw a .243 and .257 do devastating results on 200 lb sows with this bullet last spring/summer.

I will probably try to work up a 180 grain triple shock load if I ever go rifle hunting for elk instead of archery or muzzleloader.
 

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Rancho Loco is right. Those 180 grn. Barnes X .300WM will blow a hole thru and thru a 200 lb. battleship...errr, I mean hog, from any angle. It gives me lots of confidence that the shot will penetrate to the vitals from any angle. 'Nuff said.
 

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Well, I hate to say it, but last weekend at the range I popped off a few groups of 200 gr. TSX's on top of H-1000 for chits and giggles.
My last group chrono'd 2975fps (80 1/2 grains of powder) with a .68" group...Virgin brass, .05 off the lands, no change of BOSS..basic starting point stuff.

I wonder what that will do to any piggies or dinosaurs I run across..
 

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Been using 180's for 15 years. Started with Nosler Partitions, moved to Barnes X, and the last three years Barnes XLC (blue pills). I load the XLC's to 2800 fps w/ H4350 and shoot em out my Interarms Mark X Mauser (Zastava mfg) 30.06. They print 7/8" groups and that is good enough for me.
 

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California Hunter:

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (California Hunter @ Jan 10 2006, 06:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
150 grain in the 308 and the 30-06 - I quit reloading and shoot nothing but Hornady Light Magnums. I hunt exclusively in California and have found them more than adequate for everying.[/b]
Have you chrono'd the .308 Win 165 grain LM load?

Out of my Featherweight, I am getting over 2900 FPS with that load. That is not too bad for a .308 Winchester! And I know I could never best it reloading.


Good hunting,

WWH
 

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165 Remington Core-Lokts. Everything I've dumped, I've dumped with these and a couple with the 150's.
 

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180Gr Nosler Partitions in my ALL my guns. You just cant beatthe deadliest mushroom in the woods. Soft enough to open up on long shots and solid enough to handle violent encounters at short range....the nose may smear away..but the shank always stays intact. Mine even stay under MOA in all my guns...I cant ask for more. I have been playing with Sirroco's and Accubonds in my 300 WSM...I just need to take more game under different conditions/situation to really evalutate them. WR

Here is my 257 WBY mag with 120gr Nosler Partitions.... this is a 3 shot group from a cold barrel. I was aiming at the lower left corner of the right square..exactly 3" high at 100yds...I had to give it 3 right clicks and it was dead on. Left target shows it cutting the red line in half...unfortunately I cropped the darn picture to much. All of my guns will keep it under MOA. I just cant complain.
 


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