Need 200gr Loads for Kimber 8400 30-06
I have bought a Kimber 8400 Montana 30-06 (24" barrel) and a Leupold VXIII Boone & Crockett 3.5-10x40mm. I have decided to use this instead of the 300Win or my 300WBY, the Kimber is lighter and also the 30-06 has less recoil. The Leupold will allow me to use my 30-06 with 180 or 200gr bullet out to 500 yds on a combined elk and bear hunt this coming fall. Any body have good loads for 200gr Sierra SBT or 200gr Nosler Accubond? I would prefer the 200gr over the 180gr and if I can get 2650 to 2700fps out of a 200gr load the zero on the Boone & Crockett scope is the same for both bullet weights because of the coefficient of the 200gr. I will be trying the following powders and loads for the 200gr bullets mentioned above. MRP 58gr, RL-22 57gr, IMR4831 56gr, IMR4350 54gr, and RL-19 56gr. If any of you have good fast accurate loads for the 200gr bullets mentioned above (or any other BT or Spitzer 200gr), I would really appreciate it. This would save me some time and money so please let me know. beartooth
IMR 4350 @ 54.0
Fed 210 Match Primer
200 gr Nosler AB or Sierra GK ( for AK prefer the AB over the SBT)
Prefer the 180gr AB over the 200gr in the 30-06.
The 200 AB is good for the 300 Win Mag.
Also the Hornady 190 BTSP is a excellent bullet with 55.0 of IMR 4350. Excellent Moose bullet!
Excellent rifle setup! Please limit your shots to 300 yards and under!
IMR 4350 @ 56.0 with 180gr Nosler AB
" " @ 57.5 with Barnes 165/168 TSX
thank you for you post. I can understand limiting shots to 300yds for most hunters. I have shot comp all my life and last year my guide witness me make a 618 yd one shot kill with a 165gr bullet. I have made many 400+ shots on game with a 30-06 one being a coyote at 426 yds. I have usually used 165 and 180gr bullets for long shots but just want to use a 200gr with the Boone & Crockett sense the aiming points for both 180 and 200gr bullets are pretty much the same.
I have a B/C also nice scope, but mine is on a 338 Win Win 70........the crosshairs do not match the trajectory precisely. After you zero it at 200 yards then use a laser range finder to measure the correct distance and shoot and see where the bullet crosses at each distance 300 and 400 and 500 yards. It should be in the ball park close 20 yds - + @ each 300/400/500.
The Zero will also be different with the 200 grainers.........at least in my 06', than with 180's.
Long range, that is some good shooting, I too have made some good shots, up on the slope. But for good eating moose and bear I like to shorten the range 300 yards and under........prefer 200/100 yards. With my 300 Mag/168 TSX/2.5x8 Leupold I zero it 3.3" high @ 100 yards and MPBR too almost 300 yards.
Last edited by alaska bush man; 03-17-2007 at 12:32.
My 300 Mag/168 TSX zero is actually 2.34" @ 100 yards with zero @ 255 yards MPBR 300 Yards.
Too many numbers !
I have used 59 grs H4831 (now H4831 SC) with a 200 gr Nosler for a lotta years. CCI 250 primer. Will do 2700 in a 24" barrel.