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What is the best .30-06 load for deer hunting?

Question by tcmlb3. Uploaded on February 23, 2013

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from themadflyfisher wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

My .06 shoots Remington Core-Lokt 180gr. very well. But, as said quite a few times in the past, every gun is different and likes different ammo. I know guys who prefer Federal for instance. And guys who like 150gr. or 165gr. Experimenting with different ammo is key to finding what shoots best out of your gun.

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

My 300WSM shoots Hornady 165 Interlocks and Nosler 165 Accubonds well and they perform well and I don't see why they wouldn't do the same in a 30-06.

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from AAM wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Regular old Winchester Super X power points.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

My rifle likes 150-grain Remington Core-Lokts.

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from Pmacc60 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

You need to put in the work shoot some different loads and see what works best in your rifle. I started shooting 150 gr. silvertips in my rifle and killed a few deer,then loaded some 165 nos partitions and got so much better performance. It made the rifle for me.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Handloads with 180gr Nosler Partition

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

As Pmacc60 said, try some various loads to see which is best. My Ruger likes 165 gr Hornady SST's. That's heavy enough for deer and you get superior velocity. The other bullet I have used is the Speer 150 gr. It has also taken mule deer out to 300 yards.

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from DakotaMan wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Hand loads with 150g or 165g Hornady SSTs or where ranges might be longer, 185g Bergers.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Also, i like Weatherby 30-06 with 165gr bullet.

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from Sarge01 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

My 300WSM shoots Hornady 165 Interlocks and Nosler 165 Accubonds well and they perform well and I don't see why they wouldn't do the same in a 30-06.

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from 99explorer wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

My rifle likes 150-grain Remington Core-Lokts.

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from DakotaMan wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Hand loads with 150g or 165g Hornady SSTs or where ranges might be longer, 185g Bergers.

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from themadflyfisher wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

My .06 shoots Remington Core-Lokt 180gr. very well. But, as said quite a few times in the past, every gun is different and likes different ammo. I know guys who prefer Federal for instance. And guys who like 150gr. or 165gr. Experimenting with different ammo is key to finding what shoots best out of your gun.

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from AAM wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Regular old Winchester Super X power points.

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from Pmacc60 wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

You need to put in the work shoot some different loads and see what works best in your rifle. I started shooting 150 gr. silvertips in my rifle and killed a few deer,then loaded some 165 nos partitions and got so much better performance. It made the rifle for me.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Handloads with 180gr Nosler Partition

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

As Pmacc60 said, try some various loads to see which is best. My Ruger likes 165 gr Hornady SST's. That's heavy enough for deer and you get superior velocity. The other bullet I have used is the Speer 150 gr. It has also taken mule deer out to 300 yards.

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from jhjimbo wrote 1 year 7 weeks ago

Also, i like Weatherby 30-06 with 165gr bullet.

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