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Question by cwray. Uploaded on June 24, 2010
Clean the gun thoroughly according to the recommendation of the manufacturer before shooting it, especially the barrel.
Buy a selection of ammo from differnet producers in grain weights from 150 to 180 grains. If the gun is a semiauto you might want to avoid the 180 grain loads. My favorite deer loads for the old '06 use 165 grain bullets. Pick out the ammo that delivers the best accuracy with your rifle.
Congrats and enjoy! Actually, the deer don't stand much of a chance regardless of what bullet you use. Out of a 30-06, any bullets you use will be pretty fatal. I really like the Nosler 165g Ballistic Tip and for me they have been very accurate as have been the Barnes 168s. If you are hunting on the open prairie try a Barnes 140g for a little more speed/flat shooting in the open. They penetrate as well as a 150s. Hornady 150s and 165s for deer are mighty fine too. For whitetails, the 150s and 165s are plenty big. As Bee said, try them and go with the most accurate.
Most 30/06 Rifles handel 165gr round real well like Mr,Bee noted. good luck
Federal 150 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips would be perfect!
ken.mcloud said it best!
“So, I think that the superior killing power of larger rounds is largely in our heads.(likely testosterone induced) A flat-shooting round that you can accurately place will produce as many if not more "bang-flop" kills as a heavy caliber round.”
If you are going to shoot factory rounds and economy is an issue with you I would suggest the Remington 150 gr. Core-Lokt(green box). This is reasonably priced ammo, quite accurate in most rifles and have a well proven track record on deer and black bear.
I agree with libertyfirst. I think that just about any 150 grain bullet from one of the major American manufacturers will be highly satisfactory.
If you can afford to shoot it as much as you want, it goes bang, it's accurate on paper and you can hit with it? YOU GOT IT! No need for some Lazar Guided Heat Seaken Radar Homing Wizz Bang Bullet just knock a deer down!!
Remington Core Lokt or Winchester Power Point or Federal SP's in 150 grain will take care of any deer if hit in the vitals. Whichever your rifle shoots best
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