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    I'm loading 180 grain Barnes X, Win. brass, CC Standard rifle primer and RL19 at close to 2800 MV.
    Many years ago it was the 200 grain Nosler Partition and IMR 4350 at about 2600 MV.

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    I like your many years ago round
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    I like your many years ago round
    +1 on that, but I use 180 nosler partition and 57 gr 4350.

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    i have had great success with imr 4350 and barnes 165gr xbullet, but i have a surplus of h4831 and remington coreloct 165's and so developed a load with that.
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    Is this round for everything one would hunt with the 30-06 from deer to brown bear? Deer load for me is 165gr HPBT G/K, IMR4350, Fed 210primers, Win brass. If this is one load for everything, then I use in the 30-06 the 220gr Partition, IMR4350, Rem brass, Fed 210 primers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .338 mag. View Post
    I'm loading 180 grain Barnes X, Win. brass, CC Standard rifle primer and RL19 at close to 2800 MV.
    Many years ago it was the 200 grain Nosler Partition and IMR 4350 at about 2600 MV.
    All of my favorite '06 loads begin by first necking the case up (.358) or down (.257)...
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    58.5 grs IMR-4350 under a 180 gr Nosler Partition. Right at 2900 MV. Caution advised. This is a stiff load, but it works well in my rifle with no signs of pressure. Start lower and work up.

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    W-W brass, FED 210M primers, Nosler 180 grain partition and 58.0 grains fo H4350.
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    I just dialed in this load last week for a co-worker. He had missed his deer last year and desired to go through the reloading process. This load was tuned for accuracy not max velocity. I've included components, velocities and measurements for reference.

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...0-06-load-data...


    These measurements are correct in his rifle. Your distance from the lands will most likely be different but the comparisons may be helpful when choosing a starting point.

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    Murphy, Whats that load of yours doing out of a 22" barrel?

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    Here is the load I'm working on now. 180 grain Accubond and Reloader 17. Shot a ladder and it showed good results, no pressure signs so I might push it another grain or 2.

    WARNING THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED LOAD AND HOT AT THAT!!!!! Always work up and use caution using internet data!!!!!!

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    stid2677,

    I just happened to work up a load last summer for my cousins Sears model 70 clone with the components you mentioned. His barrel is 19.5" so velocities may be slower than yours but the following was my results.

    RL-17
    Nosler 180gr Accubond
    Win brass 2.484"
    CCI 200
    COL 3.295"
    .025" off the lands

    51.9gr 2542fps
    52.6gr 2596fps
    53.3gr 2653fps
    54.0gr 2691fps
    54.7gr 2732fps


    ****Alliant shows data for a 180gr SPBT bullet with a charge of 54.5gr as max. They reported 2762fps from a 22" barrel****

    The shooting was done at the 100 yard line with a fixed 4 power scope. This rifle had great potential. A scope suited for target shooting with more power would have been interesting.
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    Just got back from the range,, Got my sheep rifle and load ready. Taking my Model 70,, 30-06, McMillan Featherweight, stock, Tally light weights and a Leupold Ultra Light Scope. Under 7lbs ready to hunt.

    Pushing a 180 grain Accubond at 2927fps with 57.5 grain of ReLoader 17. Winchester Nickel brass, CCI Large Rifle Primer,, COAL 3.335

    200 yard zero,, -6.85 drop @300,,-19.80 drop @400 yards.

    Now if I can just slip one of these into a Ram next month.

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    I just put together six loads that I havn't had time to shoot since I had to come back to work.
    168 grain Barnes TSX winchester brass CCI primers and i'm trying Varget and H4895 powder from 47 grains to 50.5 since that is what I had on hand. I keep hearing good things about the H4350 so I may change it up, Just gotta get home to try them out. This is the first time I have loaded Barnes bullets so I am curious how they will perform accuracy wise and in the vitals of a caribou...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhed8 View Post
    58.5 grs IMR-4350 under a 180 gr Nosler Partition. Right at 2900 MV. Caution advised. This is a stiff load, but it works well in my rifle with no signs of pressure. Start lower and work up.
    I'm currently using Federal HE factory loads, but since Federal has dropped it I'm eventually going to have to try and duplicate it. Both your's and Steve's loads look like good starting points.

    How long is the barrel?
    Now what ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevelyn View Post
    I'm currently using Federal HE factory loads, but since Federal has dropped it I'm eventually going to have to try and duplicate it. Both your's and Steve's loads look like good starting points.

    How long is the barrel?
    The tube on my rifle is 22 inches long.

    Please note that the load uses a LARGE RIFLE primer, made a mistake and typed Mag Primer, corrected the OP.

    Be safe and work up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Just got back from the range,, Got my sheep rifle and load ready. Taking my Model 70,, 30-06, McMillan Featherweight, stock, Tally light weights and a Leupold Ultra Light Scope. Under 7lbs ready to hunt.

    Pushing a 180 grain Accubond at 2927fps with 57.5 grain of ReLoader 17. Winchester Nickel brass, CCI Large Rifle Primer,, COAL 3.335

    200 yard zero,, -6.85 drop @300,,-19.80 drop @400 yards.

    Now if I can just slip one of these into a Ram next month.

    Steve

    That's some fine shooting and your rifle sounds really nice. Got a picture by any chance? I hope you connect on a fine ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    That's some fine shooting and your rifle sounds really nice. Got a picture by any chance? I hope you connect on a fine ram.
    Here you go Sir and thanks for the well wishes.



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    Here is a few other loads that I worked up for my 06.




    58 grains of H-4350




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    stid2677,

    That's a fine Ram. Do you have any pictures of the Ram prior to butchering? What did he measure? Darn good job.

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