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Question by dobber. Uploaded on November 25, 2009
what are you trying to hunt?
If you can find them, at one time a 90 grain loading was available many years ago. For Coyotes a 110 grain works fantastic and if you want a smoking hot load for both Yodel Dogs and Mule Deer, I've been shooting Hornady 130's now for 43 years and talk about a bang flop! I call them my XRANS CANYON loads for the SITNCC in all of us! Hornady 130 grain with 54 grains of IMR4064 with the velocity of a 223, YA"BUDDY!
55 Grain Excellerator
Unless you are using a sabot type bullet, I consider the 110 grain to be the smallest practical bullet for the 30-06. Most benchrest shooters use them for 100-200 yard competition because of their supreme accuracy.
speer at one time made a 100 gr. plinker round for 30 caliber , but i dont know if the do any more haven't bought any of them in a long while.
110 are still available.
I thing the 55grs. were the smallest.
I seen 125 on the Remington Ballistics table
There is a "managed recoil" cartridge that is made for the 30-06 - you might look into those. I wouldn't recommend those little varmint rounds for deer.
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